Malappuram: The food festival ‘Ummante Vadakkini’ (roughly translated as mother’s kitchen) of special Malabar cuisine will commence near town hall premises here on Friday. The food festival is organised by Malappuram municipality and Kudumbashree.
Food items will be prepared live at the venue without adding any preservatives or colour additives. About 15 Kudumbashree units from various panchayats in the district will participate in the fest.
The food festival will commence with a ‘Payasam making’ competition on Friday morning. The stalls will function from 10 in the morning to night. The fest will continue till Sunday.
MLA P. Ubaidulla will inaugurate the food fest on Saturday at 5 in the evening. Exhibition and sales of Kudumbashree products and cultural programmes by the members of Balasabha and other artists will also take place at the event.