Tradition

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 […]

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 […]

Doen Tsetin: Absolutely Wicked!

Doen Tsetin: Absolutely Wicked!

There is something extremely nostalgic about Doen Tsetin. In Kashmiri, Doon means walnut and Tsetin means chutney. Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy. This chutney is not an entirely smooth paste and is glorious because of the miracle walnut nibs you get in every bite. Absolutely wicked! […]