Food for Life

Kandur Unlocked 1.0

Kandur Unlocked 1.0

Since the lockdown was announced on 25th March, 2020 due to unanticipated pandemic heading towards us, people resorted to cooking as a stress-buster in their humble kitchens. They have been cooking all sorts of day-to-day survival meals to exotic preparations and taking social media by a storm sharing pictures, videos and even going LIVE. Although […]

Food Riding On A Scooty, Revives Cafes In The Valley

Food Riding On A Scooty, Revives Cafes In The Valley

As streets are slowly picking up the familiar footfall faded by consecutive curbs in the valley, Kashmir’s new-age cafes are trying to regain their pulse through a robust system of deliveries, utmost hygiene and clientele support. This revival strategy has paved path for some interesting sectors to blossom for the first time in the valley. Prime […]

Farheen Farid – YouTuber in Lockdown

Farheen Farid – YouTuber in Lockdown

We caught up with this young and emerging YouTuber to know about her creative process and this is how the tête-à-tête unfolded. Ques: Tell us about yourself? I am Farheen Farid, a full-time Research Scholar and a part-time YouTuber from Kashmir who loves to read, paint, bake and day-dream. Two months ago, I started my […]

Girda Without Tandoor

Girda Without Tandoor

Ingredients 2 cups of All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1.5 Teaspoons Yeast 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar 1 Teaspoon Salt 3 Teaspoons of Milk Powder A Pinch of Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon Butter at Room Temperature For Glaze 4 Tablespoons Milk 1 Tablespoon Milk Powder Generous Sprinkle of Poppy Seeds Method In half a cup of lukewarm water […]

A Blind Date with Bakarkhani

A Blind Date with Bakarkhani

Kashmir has a rich tradition of bread making and baking. Every neighbourhood would have what is locally known as a Kandur/ Kaandar. These traditional bakeries churn out a variety of breads and other goodies to meet the demands of the community. Amongst all the fascinating Kashmiri breads (Kandur Tsot as they are called in Kashmiri) […]

ROMANCING THE BREAD

ROMANCING THE BREAD

Huma I am a morning person and ‘Oh so British’ with my spot of milk tea and fresh toasted bread and butter with marmalade all home-made. However, in Kashmir, morning rituals, served with a smile, and newspaper wrapped ‘TRADITION’ breads like TSOT / GIRDA are golden, doughy and slightly chewy, is BREAKFAST for all seasons. Morning […]

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