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February, 2018

 

Hunza Herbal Tea, Tumuru Chai

Hunza Herbal Tea, Tumuru Chai
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Wild Thyme has been used in Hunza over centuries as a medicinal herb which is very effective in treating Flu, sore throat, cough and stomach aches. It is a herb that grows on high altitude and is purely organic, people of Hunza specially visit pastures/meadows to collect tumuru, dry and store them. In Hunza cuisine, we use it in special herb soup locally famous as Tumuru Dawdo. We brew Wild Thyme to make herbal tea locally known as Tumuru Chai which now is a famous Hunza Herbal Tea in Gilgit-Baltistan. We don’tRead More


Dried Mustard Greens, Buyam Hoi

Dried Mustard Greens,Buyam Hoi
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In regions with extreme weather conditions people store food that is grown in abundance in summer season as a preemptive measure for winter season. People of Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan like people in regions of extreme winters do store food for winters. The easiest to store food includes Mustard greens known as Hoi, which after drying them are know as Buyam Hoi. The word buyam means “dried” in Burushaski language of Hunza. The baby mustard greens that are dried for winters are tastier then the fully-grown dried mustard greens. The mustardRead More


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