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Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Syeda Momotaz Rahim, I am more well known in the District as Momotaz Rahim (pronounced Mumtaz) and this is my world.

My life from a very young age was centred around social and community development and empowerment of communities. Another part of my work is particularly focused on gender equality. The aim of this website is very much charitable work through social entrepreneurship.

Mrs Paratha

You may be asking Mrs Paratha, how unusual! what a strange name! I chose this name as my children call me Mrs Paratha. According to my children, I pronounce 'Paratha' in a Posh Bengali accent and so this is their way of giving me a nickname or rather taking the Mickey of their mother in a fun way!
The Paratha is a luxury Asian (Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani) bread made with flour and ghee, cooked, in more ghee. It can be stuffed or plain.


I hope that you will love my recipes and watch my home cooking as I cook at home. I have included my family, friends and neighbours as well, to bring to you South East Asian Cooking (Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani) straight from our kitchens to yours.

Your support will help the charities that I love to help and I am passionate about the work that we deliver collectively.


  • I am a mum with 2 children and work as a Housing Professional in London.
  • I am a member of the St Albans Women’s Interfaith Group
  • I am a member of the Member of the Black Jewish Asian Forum.
  • I am a member of the Police Independent Advisory Board.(Herts)
  • I am Finalist of the Archant Herts & Beds Business Awards -Hertfordshire Woman of the Year Award 2009.
  • I am a former Editor of the PTA School Magazine for SS Alban & Stephen Roman Catholic School and a former Parent Governor of St Albans Girls School.
  • I carried out a short stint as Chair of the St Albans Racial Equality Council.
  • I was a Housing Officer for the St Albans District Council for 19 years and represented on several strategic boards on community cohesion /community development and interfaith work.
  • I was selected from the East of England Region to join 25 women from across the UK to form the National Muslim Women’s Advisory Board ( Britain’s Most Powerful Muslim Women ) initiated by Hazle Blears Rt Hon MP to advise the Dept for Communities and Local Govt (DCLG ) between 2008-2010 on national issues concerning Muslim Women.