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.
In Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral, we have several bread recipes. we make some on special occasions; we make some of them specifically to eat with tea in the morning and evening. We make others with curries. Hunza cornbread is one of many bread types which goes well with tea and therefore, is part of our breakfast items. The ingredients for Hunza cornbread I have used are very basic and simple, but we can add more ingredients. We can use milk instead of water to knead and we can also add an egg alongRead More
Hunza Homemade noodles, Laqsha are used in traditional Chapchy dawdo, tumuru dawdo (Wild thyme soup) which is a famous herbal soup for cold, cough, and flu remedy. Traditionally it was made with organic wheat flour but now we make it with any flour available on hand. Hunza Homemade Noodles Ingredients Serving: 01 Wheat flour 1 ½ cups Water 120ml Salt (optional) per taste Directions of Making Hunza Homemade Noodles : Add dry ingredients into a bowlRead More
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 vegetable for winter season. It tastes best when it is stir fried with onion. Shuwanchal looks similar to the wild edible vegetable Malva parviflora which is a wild edible perennial herb but we grow this variety of vegetable from seeds. We harvest tender green stems with the leaves because they tastes best when harvestRead More
Wild Thyme is known as Tumuru in Burushaski language of Hunza and we use tumuru in winters to make tumuru tea which is the 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 and cold. It is also consumed as a preventive measure against cold in Hunza in the cold winter season. Wild Thyme soup ingredients: Garlic Cloves Wild thyme leaves Mint leaves A tablespoon of cooking oilRead More
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 bread we make. The Traditional Hunza Breakfast Breads include 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 child,Read More
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.
Dried Apricot soup also called Buttering Daudo is a traditional Hunza soup made specially in winters and has been an effective remedy for cold for centuries in Hunza. The apricot used for this recipe is sun-dried organic Hunza apricot. It is one of the several soup recipes of Hunza cuisine. Dried apricot is also used as snack in Hunza and in making Apricot juice which is very effective for constipation problem when consumed on empty stomach in the morning. The recipe for Buttering Daudo(Apricot soup) requires only three ingredients and youRead More