Indira Gandhi turned her hobby of baking sweet treats into a small, home-based business in Ipoh three years ago.
With crafting cookies and cakes being her forte, she is serving more festive delights complete with an affordable price tag for Deepavali.
Her latest range of eggless biscuits includes snowball cookies (suji), milk cookies (semperit susu), pandan gula melaka cookies, jam tarts, chocolate chip cookies and murukku (a savoury and crunchy snack).
Constantly crafting something different every year to create a variety of yummy options, the chocolate chip cookie which remains as a crowd favourite is a signature classic on her menu.
“People enjoy my cookies as it is not so sweet, just moderate enough. The traditional, nostalgic rose cookies I made last year also received a positive response,” the amiable Indira recalled.
The Deepavali specials feature cakes (contain eggs) as well namely chocolate cake, marble cake and butter cake, with moist chocolate being the most popular item. One can opt for with or without icing on the top.
On her long-time passion for baking, she enthused, “Prior to this, I have attended several short baking courses and classes. Hopefully, I can create my own recipes one day after gaining more experience.”
In addition, she accepts requests for custom-made orders and small-pax food catering (for about 20 to 30 people) for areas within Ipoh.
Orders are now open till October 16. Interested readers can text Indira at 012 5260805.
Turning 47 years young this year, Indira also serves as a full-time tutor, teaching students from age 5 to 12.
Always moving forward, she cited her beloved children as her biggest motivation in life.
“I am so happy that they have reached a stage in life where they are able to stand independently. Currently, my 25-year-old is working as a data analyst while my 24-year-old is doing a foundation in law,” she shared.
In 2018, Indira won a 9-year legal battle to nullify her children’s unilateral conversion by her ex-husband where the ruling in her case has been hailed as a landmark decision.
She expressed her utmost gratitude to The Perak Women for Women Society (PWW), one of the organisations which has continuously reached out to her, “PWW has helped me tremendously from the day 1 of my divorce. For the past 13 years, PWW has given me so much support, I am really grateful.
by Tan Mei Kuan