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Buckwheat Flour Buckwheat Crepes - 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 of salt. Thus, they are savory, and we eat them with soupy curries unlike the wheat flour crepes (Giyalling) which we eat with tea and they are brush with oily before we eat them. TheRead More
traditional Hunza breakfast breads Traditional Hunza Breakfast Breads - Traditional Hunza Breakfast Breads 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 Traditional Hunza Breakfast Breads includes, Hunza Bread, Giyaling, Sheshar, Khamali and Makai Chapati. Hunza Bread The most common bread loved by Hunza people elders and children alike is Fiti or Phiti famous as Hunza Bread. As a childRead More
Nowruz Celebration in Gilgit Baltistan Nowruz Celebration in Gilgit Baltistan - The countries heavily influenced by Iranian culture and civilization celebrates Nowruz festival every year on March 21st. The  regions those belongs to shai faith celebrate it as a start of new year on 21st of March every year. Nowruz Celebrations in Gilgit Baltistan are different in each districts of Gilgit Baltistan. Following are few practices on Nowroz in Hunza and Chitral. Nowruz in Chitral: Chitrali communities cleaned their houses inside out on 20th March, After cleaning they sprinkle a pinch of wheat flour on the door ways and windows. They make a specialRead More
Kilao Kilao - Kilao is an organic product produced in Ghizer, one of the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral district of KPK. Kuju village in south of Chitral is known for the production of Kilao but the production there is limited to household use. Rich in taste and rough in texture, it is made by using pure organic products including grape juice, walnut/apricot kernel, and some other local secret ingredients. In the ancient times when food was scarce in the mountainous regions, a limited variety of local fresh fruits and veggies produced wereRead More
supandur and gal Thomal - Thomal is a practice exercised in communities living in the northern mountainous region of Pakistan. Thomal basically is a smoke emanating from burning of basic three kinds of dry herbs locally called Supandur seeds, gulgul and Gal (Juniper) leaves. We put gulgul or a mixture of  gal and supandur on the red-hot charcoal on a metal plate. The fragrance of fumes is very pleasant fragrance, this practice has been used for centuries to purify the houses. Naturally, it has medicinal effects and cures certain illnesses that includes sore eyes andRead More
Naan without Tandoor - Who does not like hot and crispy crust tandoori naan and what if we can make our own naan without tandoor at home? For the love of naan, I have made a Naan without tandoori or how to make naan on tawa video recipe. Making naan at home is very easy and the results are so satisfying. The following ingredients can make 10 Naans. Naan without Tandoor ingredients Flour           5 cups Yeast           1 tbs Salt              1 tbs Water       Read More
Elbow Macaroni Recipe - We see different varieties of pasta and all types of pasta share one common thing they are made of, the durum wheat. The short curved shape pasta is known as elbow Macaroni. This short-sized pasta is more popular for salad recipes. Here I am sharing the Elbow Macaroni Recipe that I usually make with a variety of vegetables and sometimes add meat to it. You can add any type of meat depends on your choice but chicken is mostly used because it takes less cooking time. The sauces like soyaRead More
Cooking broad beans Cooking broad beans - The broad beans, Bukak are among the favorite and one of the most common items we cook and share with family and friends at the Nowruz Festival in Hunza.  Cooking broad beans has two simple steps. soaking and boiling them. The best quality broad beans are grown in Skardu, Baltistan Pakistan.  They grew different varieties of broad beans, the black, brown, and greenish-black broad beans. Every year on the 21st of March every year we celebrate the beginning of spring as a new year with special gatherings of our community and family.Read More
How to grow lentil sprouts at home How to grow lentil sprouts at home - Many of you would wonder, how to grow lentil sprouts at home. Well, growing lentil sprouts at home are very easy and does not need too much hard work. They can be consumed on their second day or you can let them grow up to day 5 but then sprouts would have an enhanced earthy flavor which you may not like. Lentil sprouts are highly nutritious and can easily be grown at home. One cup of lentil sprouts serving has a small amount of vitamin A and calcium. They are richRead More