Inspired by the pure, irresistible, mouth watering culinary traditions of the Kashmir valley, Matamaal was born.
Founder Nalini thrives on preserving the traditional flavor, undiluted. However, keeping in view the contemporary trends and food choices globally, Matamaal is your bespoke connect to culture and cuisine.
Driven by the passion to keep it all alive, Nalini Sadhu started her journey into the art of food in the early 90's.
Trinity - Ma, Babma and jigri
Soaked in her flavorful memories at her Matamaal (translates to Grandmother's home in Kashmiri), she was fortunate to be married into the house of foodies. Jigri, her mother-in-law greeted her after marriage with succulent and delightful Masc (Minced mutton dish). Her mother, Rani, has been known for her big heart to give and serve with grace. Under this enviable guidance of the three wonderful women, Babma (Nani), Jigri and her mother, she gained the wealth of knowledge and intense sense of flavors that she can present and serve with grace for you to relish these preserved traditions.
Nalini wrote for Khaleej times and also held Kashmir cooking classes in Middle East after her marriage. The Kashmir food festival hosted by Nalini at Raffles Singapore in 2001 is still remembered by everyone. Matamaal is the first choice when it comes to authentic Kashmiri Hindu Cuisine.
At Matamaal, you are family.
Otherside of Matamaal
Nalini took the responsibility of catering to the large gatherings at social/religious functions in Bahrain, Sharjah and Muscat as well. These gatherings at times would exceed 500 guests.
After returning to India, Nalini has been assisting in kitchens of ISCKON, Sai Temple and various NGO's in and around Delhi. Nalini feels rewarded on seeing the guests satisfied and happy.
The proof of her passion lies in the name of her estabhlistment "MATAMAAL" where you are treated like a king.