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Traditional wedding cuisine from Gojal

Photo: Zulfiqar Ali Khan, October 12, 2008

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  1. Hamro ve kert mazer qsa
    Xыmvetkv yaver pert-et arqa
    Tыči ep ko ceng ne rečem ko xat sыba !

    Kыy qobil yem xet a zing xista
    De talx batni yitnen jeδa maza
    Tыči ep ko ceng ne rečem ko xat sыba !

    Zы lolištev yitner sof ačra
    Sek čezmev xet ya pert-et arga
    Tыči ep ko ceng ne rečem ko xat sыba !

    Kыyrep γat yem yi dege bat
    Laškar jaytxetk, atumer xalqat
    Kыyep cart tumer xarča ko xat sumba !

  2. Waw, what a delicious food item.
    Our food items have uniqueness as have a very different taste and are prepared keeping in view their usage according to a particular event.
    We, the young members of the society should put our utmost efforts to retain such cultural practices despite the various hurdles and time constraints.
    If we abrogate such beautiful pracitces of our ancestors then it would definately be an attempt to demolish the beauty and culturabiltiy of our acestral practices.
    We have to sacrifice something to preserve our identity and culturability.
    Aslam Ghalib

  3. Woww….. enjoy eating this delicious wedding couisine, the only famous food serving in marriage cermonies, and i think without this traditional food marriage seems to be incomplete particularly in Gojal….. we all love it..

    Almaty Kazak

  4. traditional food like baat,chamurki,ghilmidi,molida,are very unique dishes of Wakhis and these couisines are only served on the occassions mainly “Marriages.”Our tradition should be preserved for future.

  5. My question is that whether or not the traditional wedding cusine is better than the recently introduced ”khana” – rice with curry, which I find full of hassle with lesser taste. Khana also seems to be costlier than the traditional cusine.

    Let’s debate it and come to a concensus, as it affects us all.

  6. Thanks to PT. At least we can see pictures of these traditional dishes which are vanishing from our festivals and other special cultural occasions like Kitdhit, Taghm, Wongas Tuye, Chineer and others. Like Khista with Mirik on the occasion of Kitdhit, Semn on the occasion of Taghm, Jharjh tabaq and Shulbuth on Chineer.Also our other traditional and occasional cusines like Molidah, Ghilmindi, Mull, a wide varieties of Moches (Soups) Shrik, Khumulet, Gurma, Gral, etc.

    I have never had Bath, NIgan, Dildungee and Gusht very rarely on weddings I have attended for the last maney years and have hardly seen MolidahI.

    Are we going to lose these traditional dishes as our Naans (mothers) Voches (Auntise), Mooms (grand mothers) are leaving us with the expertise they had making these mouth watering traditional dishes. Have our wives, younger sisters and our daughters ever tried to learn how to make these dishes.

    I hope that due importance is given to preserve and promote these dishes to prevent them to disappear from our traditions and culture.

    I remember those golden days where people used to have these traditional dishes and were far more healthy then us being aware of calories, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates and other nutritional facts of foods while consuming the most contaminated and hazardous food.

    Dying for our traditional food
    Sher Karim

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