Humans of Hunza
Traditional Hunza soup is made with homemade noodles and is locally known as Chapchy dowdo. It is the most special soup made during winters in Hunza. Chap refers to the meat which includes mutton or beef but never chicken. Traditionally this soup is served in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon.
Hoi lo Garma is a local Hunza dish made of mustard greens cooked with flatbread. This dish is also known as Garma, the dish is traditionally served with with a simple salad which includes chopped tomatoes, green onions and greens chilies seasoned with salt. I have noticed adding lemon juice takes this dish to the next level of deliciousness.
Chap shoro/shuro is originally cooked on firewood, chap refers to the meat and shoro/shuro is the resulting product which is formed of ground meat and dough. My observations say that the steamed and small version of chap shuro is dumpling and the deep fried version of chap shuro is kachori.
Hunza Flatbread Khamali is a staple of Hunza cuisine. It is a basic recipe for everyone learning Hunza traditional cooking. Although there are a variety of flatbread traditional dishes but the thin flatbread is the basic one and made at least 3 times a day.
Hunza Cuisine is rich and has more savory touch to every dish. Hunza Style Dosa,Maltaschy Giyaling recipe is one of many flatbread recipes that exist in Hunza Cuisine. This oily flatbread made with wheat flour has three different variations that include Maltaschy Giyaling, Khalonch’chy Giyaling and Bis’chy Giyaling. Maltas refers to the butter in local language and the giyal made with freshly skimmed butter is called Maltas’chy Giyaling.
Organic apricot Juice is known as chamus in Hunza. Traditionally Organic apricot Juice is made following these simple three steps:
Wash the dreid apricots
soak them in water for few hours.
Rub the soaked organic apricot between the palms of hands.
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