Top Traditional Foods of Hunza Gilgit Baltistan

Traditional Foods in Hunza
Traditional Foods in Hunza

If you have good control on your appetite you can try these delicious traditional foods of Hunza valley Gilgit Baltistan. Hunza will serve you a variety of traditional foods on different occasions. These foods are very rich in taste. You will find the true taste of nature and purity in these foods. Wandering in Hunza valley during these special occasions is exciting but the only problem is your mouth full of water due to the appetizing odor of specially cooked food will disturb you most. If you ever tasted any of these foods perhaps you are one of the few luckiest people in the world.

Hunza valley is well known all over the world for the longevity of the people belonging from Hunza Valley. Many researchers have conducted various research to find the secret behind the long lives of Hunza People. Most of the researchers believe that it is the pure and healthy diet in Hunza Valley which lets the people enjoy.

1Go-lee/ Giyaling

Giyaling served with Almond oil. Yummy ♡

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Go-Lee is to make your breakfast savory. It is usually served on breakfast on usual occasions but also cooked on special occasions as well. Normally it is best with a Namkeen Chai, but you can eat it with simple chai if you feel uncomfortable with the namkeen thing. Giyaling is a local occasional dish of a Hunza valley. It is specially made on the occasion of Gianni, and Ginani is an event which is performed after the cultivation of a crop especially the wheat. In the month of May and June when wheat began to prepare, all the owners of a land go to their fields to enjoy the Ginani event with Giyaling. Recipe of Giyaling. Flat bread, made with whole grain flours, rich in vitamin B-17. it is served by spreading butter on bread, on extraordinary events.

Read more: Recipe for Golee or Giyaling, Preparation of a traditional Hunzai breakfast.

Go-lee or Giyaling. A traditional breakfast at Hunza.

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Harisaaaa is one of the acclaimed dishes of Hunza. The dish is prepared by wheat, boiled meat, and nearby oil, sometimes they use butter as an oil and sometimes they use dry apricot seeds as an oil with Harissa. The dish is exceptional regarding taste, simple to process and solid in the handling of proteins. this dish is served on the extraordinary event including wedding functions.

Harissa. A Traditional Food in Hunza. ♡

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Chapshuro is one of the most delicious dishes of Gilgit Baltistan. It is the Gilgit Baltistan version of pizza. Chap Shuroo is a bread filled with a mixture of chopped Beef/Yalk meat,
onion, and other spices. Chapshoro is filled with chopped meat (lamb, beef), onions, chile peppers, tomato and fresh coriander leaves. They are baked on medium heat on for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Jugloot Gouro is the famous place for most delicious Chapchurro in Gilgit Baltistan.

Read more: The preparation of Chapshuro, Recipe for Gilgit Baltistan version of Pizza.

Berckuzh or Chapchurro. The Gilgit Baltistan version of Pizza

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4Shopan / Joqes.

Shopan/joqeṣ̌ is a traditional dish from Gilgit-Baltistan particularly prepared on the occasion of Nasalo/Nos (Death celebration of cannibal king, Shari Badat). In Scotland, they call it Haggis and is their national dish.

Read: How to prepare Shopan/Joqes? Recipe and Ingrideaints.

Shopan or Joqes. A traditional dish prepared on the occasion of Nasalo/Nos in Hunza.

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5Diram Fitti.

Diram Fitti is a local and traditional food in Hunza, it is an energetic food to the people. Diram Fiti bread made from sprouted wheat flour which gives natural sweetness. It is served by mixing butter, almond or apricot oil. The most of Hunza people agriculturist. They work hard in their fields. So for work they have to consume more energetic foods. Diram Fitti is one of the best diets for hard working people in Hunza.

Diram Fitti. ♡ Energetic Hunza Food.

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Mamtu is delicious cubes meal flour centrally filled with mutton/Beef and spicy ingredients. Life is so endlessly delicious. Plan a tour to Gilgit Baltistan. Take a taste of Mamtu and seize the moment for your life. There is no love sincerer than the love of food. Made your love for Mamtu lifetime. Mamtu, the dumplings of North, is a unique and very tasty dish in Gilgit Baltistan. Mamtu is very delicious fast food originally came from China. In Pakistan, you can only find Mamtu in Gilgit Baltistan. Some may consider it a traditional food of Gilgit Baltistan. It cooking process is special as its taste. It is not cooked by any direct means. It is cooked in a flow of steam.

Read more: Mamtu, a unique cuisine of Gilgit Baltistan, The dumplings of North.

Mamtu. A unique and very tasty dish in Gilgit Baltistan.

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A special dish made during Nasalo (A traditional celebration) and preserved it to consume on chilly days of winter specially Baw-no. Gittey( Git:), singular), more or less looks and taste like sausages, made with intestines of the sacrificed animal on the occasion of Nasalo/Nos.


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