Thursday, June 15, 2006

Desi Style

More pictures from Punjab, these two taken by my brother. The only thing is, I just wonder what's cooking?





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29 comments:

satvinder said...

hmnnn well that's definately not cha (",)

satvinder said...

ehem, yeah just call me sherlock.

msingh said...

"...definately not cha"

shelokan Kaur ji you're good!

If it helps, the product being made is linke to the last post, that's all I'm prepare to say for now....

Waheguru

satvinder said...

LOL!! so that's how they make refreshers :oP

Jalebi!! It's badanaa! But from a distance it just looks like masaraan dee daal gone wrong.

ps. I'm surprised no one [namely a veer ji going by the alias of silly sausage] came back and said "sherlock" after my last comment...

back to the drawing board (",)

satvinder said...

Oh it is massaraan di daal gone wrong?! Oh Menoo ni patta!

msingh said...

Ok, another clue sherlokian - it's sweet, very sweet!

btw, between you and me I think I might have the silly sausage cornered (seven years)

msingh said...

Hopefully the addition of the third picture has given it away :)

satvinder said...

durrrrr... GuRH!

I thought this but I just wanted to give others a chance... ;P tee heeeee (",)

ps. I dunno silly-sausage is flexible but he doesn't snap that easy. But hey I've been wrong before [when was that then?]

msingh said...

I'm feeling a bit guilty now, I hope he takes it in good humour.

Right, some work now, and no more silly business!

Waheguru

upinder kaur said...

It made my mouth water,
Taza garam garam gur!!!
I think mention of ghee shakkar was prepration to post this.
beautiful pictures.

ss said...

Sherlock.

--silly sausage arrives late :-)

ss said...

I'm going to go with ghorr? Ie Ganiah de rus?

PS. It's all good m-singh - no worries :-)

Anoop said...

Ganiah Chupna is even better than Ganiah de rus.

silly sausage your punjabi is very good. I like shakar with gee.

ss said...

lol - did i just get a compliment?

*faints* :-)

Anoop said...

I am kinda of surprised because you are not from Punjab and still you can speak theath Punjabi.

ss said...

I've only ever been twice as well - both short visits.

I think it's about how you use the language at home. With my mum it has to be Panjabi as she knows next to no english. My dad can do both well.

So we were just brought up like that and that has a lot to do with these things. Same thing with Sikhi - it was down to my parents (esp. my mum) when we were kids. A lot of this is down to nurture.

Mind you I do pronounce certain words in a strange way sometimes that makes real Panjabi lokh grin.

Way it goes.

msingh said...

Upinder Kaur ji you are lucky yoy access to taza garam garam gur

Anoop ghaniah chupna is the business, but give me amb choopna anyday; just put a handful of ambs in a bucket of cold water, go and sit under the shade of a tree, announce that you are not to be disturbed and experience nirvana! Anyway, here a photo of some of us balaiti's trying to ganna choop.

And I agree that ss's punjabi is very good, like his photography.

Waheguru

Raminder Kaur said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

1. Gane/Amb Chupne
2. Garam Taza Gur

Two topics that will have mummy/daddy and many aunti/uncles go "hai hai" for the pind!

I showed my mom the pictures knowing she would enjoy them, and immediately the stories of "back in the day" started flowing! Haha thanks!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Sifar said...

Sugar as we get it in the market is more harmful health wise than the Shakkar or Gurr in the state they are derived from the natural resources i.e Ganna. A few times when I was in Punjab, I had Chaa (Tea) made of Gurr instead of sugar. It tasted amazing.

Anoop said...

Sarvjeet Singh "Sifar" Ji:
I wonder how we all forgot about Chaa made of Gurr. I used to love chaa made with Gurr and roti with lal mircha di chantni. We use to have it during our break while plucking cotton in the fields.
Msingh
Sitting under neem/kikar/paypal tree on hot summer days is a amazing experience.
My favorite experience was climbing Jamun/Baer tree for ripe j
jamuns or Baer.

msingh said...

Ah, those good old days.... when people had time for each other, the pace of life was more relaxed, everybody wasn't rushing around in pursuit of material success, there was no internet to bog you down, it was a treat going out to watch a film, there were no mad screeching and tooting crowded streets - I'm sure you can add to the list.

I have to admit I never tried cha made with gur, must give it a try - do I just substitute gur for sugar ?

Anoop ji your 'good old days' seem really amazing.

Although not born in India, I still remember on first visit to India how I used to look forward to sag, maki di roti with hari mirch and lassi, mmmmm.

Anoop said...

"Although not born in India, I still remember on first visit to India how I used to look forward to sag, maki di roti with hari mirch and lassi, mmmmm."

Pher tusi balaiti nahi ho!
Balaiti ta mai hai.

Have you ever tried " Bajre Di Kichadi". We use to make it at home ( usually it was cooked overnight on slow heat).

Anoop said...

oh! yeah for chai you just substitute gur for sugar.
Oh! now I remember how we use to make "mithdiyan" in the fields ( Khet) on very first day we plucked cotton for the season.
Anybody remember "podhe" ( pancakes) made during Sawan ( moonsoon season)

msingh said...

anoop thanks for bestowing indian citizenship to me. Mai punjabi!

Bajre Di Kichadi sounds really interesting, haven't come across this before - would be scared to leave it cooking overnight though!

'Podhe', another item on the food list that sounds yummy.

ss said...

Pictures of all the above food items please - so that I can salivate over them :-)

Anoop said...

Msingh Ji
We use to make "Bajre Di Kichadi" on slow heat ( Pathiyan di aag). We cooked it in Haarhe (similar to chula) Also, cooked saag with similar method. Anything that cooks over slow heat is always good.
You should also try " Bajre di Choori"

We all should visit Punjab at same time. In my village, I can cook Bajre di Kichadi, Poodhe, Mithdiyan, and Bajre di Choori for you all.

ss,
pictures of this food items will not do justice to the quality of these food items. Come to my village and taste it.

Anoop said...

My English
Ohye Raaba!

ss said...

fly baby say: - "take some basic english lessons" :-)

Does you pind do take out to the the UK? lol

Anoop said...

Fly baby:
I already took some basic english lessons. Probably got disorders like ADD, ASD etc.

ss
No take out from my pind to UK. You have to visit my pind if you want Bajre di Khichadi.