Hunza traditional food
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
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.
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.
“Hunza fenugreek Soup” calls for dried and powdered form of fenugreek and is known as Sikarkuch’e Dagowang in Hunza. Except for the roots, every single bit of fenugreek is utilized in Hunza. For instance, this recipe uses the stem part of fenugreek plant, that is dried and ground to powdered form and cooked as a soup with wheat flour as a thickening agent, while the top leaves of fenugreek plant are either cooked fresh or dried separately and cook in different ways.
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.