Bukak and roasted dry fruit

Bukak

Nowruz is a festival celebrated in the countries heavily influenced by Iranian culture and civilization and particularly those belongs to shai faith as a start of new year on 21st of March every year. img_5014
The notion of Nowruz that I grew up with is a festival celebrated to welcome the spring “the rebirth of everything dead”. Rebirth refers to the blooms of spring that gives the sense of rejuvenation and a feeling of hope.  People in Hunza (residents of the northern part of Pakistan) celebrate it with special gatherings of their community and family. Unlike haft seen in Iranian culture to symbolize the blessings of abundance we distribute nuts, bukak (black peas) dried fruits and grains among the community members followed by special gatherings of only girls and women in a garden for swinging to celebrate their happiness and a feeling of youthfulness that their souls experience once again with the start of spring.
Bukak ,the black peas are among favourite and one of the most common item cooked and distributed on Nowruz in Hunza.

Ingredients:
i)Black peas
ii)Salt
iii)Water

Directions:
Wash the peas well and sock them overnight .Drain the water in the morning and boil them in fresh water and add salt to taste.Cook them till they are soften.They can be served warm and even cold.

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