Livestock is one of the major sources of living in Hunza and therefore consumption of dairy items like homemade butter has common use in most of the traditional dishes we make. Clarifying homemade butter is time consuming and is done when we are sending it to someone living far away and it must cover long […]
Khamali is the staple of Hunza Cuisine and hence they eat and want to eat it with every dish, they eat them with rice too. Yeah, with rice 😊. People of Hunza love Khamali so much that they tried to use it in soups with some modifications and came up with the Hunza homemade noodles […]
Shuwanchal is a vegetable that is grown in Hunza and around Gilgit Baltistan from spring to late summers. It is a beautiful leafy vegetable with vibrant green color. Unlike vegetables like Hoi we do not dry this for winter season. It tastes best when it is cooked fresh and stir fried with onion. Shuwanchal looks […]
Wild Thyme is known as Tumuru in Burushaski language of Hunza and we use it to make tumuru tea in winter which is best natural flu remedy i have experienced so far. This wild thyme soup is one of the thyme recipes we make and is known as tumuru dawdo which is beneficial for flu […]
Buckwheat Crepes The only traditional dish I found most tricky is Buckwheat. If you really want the traditional crepe, a crepe that is gluten free, no other flour added to it then you need to be pro at making crepes on a nonstick pan. The only seasoning, we add to Buckwheat crepe is a pinch […]
Hunza breakfast is incomplete without having at latest one of these four Traditional Hunza Breakfast Bread types and the salty tea. Hunza people drink salty tea with ginger and pepper spice. It is a must breakfast drink in Hunza homes with the traditional breakfast breads we make. The Four Traditional Hunza Breakfast Breads includes, Hunza […]
Hunza style Bhature or Deep fried paratha also known as Shesar is a fluffy yeast bread which is deep fried and is popular recipe among the people of Hunza. It is made with wheat flour and the dough for this recipe is same as it is for the baked Hunza bread recipe.
Dirum fitti, the sprouted Wheat bread is a traditional dessert of Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. It is cooked on special occasions like weddings, on a childbirth and Nowruz celebration. This dessert is made of sprouted wheat flour and hence has the natural sweetness to it like malt Syrup. It takes literally no time to […]