In hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, inclusive of Swat district, a homemade pleasure ‘Durbish’ brings circle of relatives members and buddies collectively especially in winter season to experience its taste and delicacy. The traditional pleasure is served to members at buddies’ parties and family gatherings.

in step with nearby residents, a huge tasty ‘Durbish’ calls for kilogrammes of pure milk, 15 desi eggs, desi ghee, mint, a teaspoonful each of sugar and soda, half a kilo of wheat flour, dry end result and yeast to be combined well and then baked on preferably charcoals for 30 to 45 minutes.

“Durbish is good bread baked by way of women which makes any birthday party unique. The girls in far off villages in Swat have multiple version of selfmade breads and cakes,” said a nearby resident.

Wajid Ali, a resident of Swat’s Khawzakhela locality, informed this scribe that ‘Durbish’ was nevertheless popular and served to guests and buddies or even talented to humans on propitious activities.

He stated women in hilly regions baked the conventional cake in specific methods, however its recipe remained unchanged for many years. He said that iciness was taken into consideration to be the fit season while ‘Durbish’ turned into served with black tea throughout breakfast, however it can additionally be loved with out it.

Rashida Haleem, a girl student from Shangla on the college of Peshawar, said that her mother had taught her a way to bake ‘Durbish’ for visitors.

She stated that the pride from time to time delivered own family individuals together to revel in it because the word ‘Durbish’ literally supposed a precious pearl in Persian.

“that is what my mom had advised me. I don’t realize where this word have been derived from and the way it got here to call a selfmade cake ‘Durbish’.

but, its flavor is outstanding and still preferred by nearby residents,” she said.

Shaukat Zaman, a meals expert in Peshawar, said that composition of traditional meals, such as homemade dishes or drinks, couldn’t be billed as safe from fitness factor of view because its substances most usually had been not looked after and stored in places or shelves exposed to unclean surroundings.

“i've consumed such food gadgets all through my go to to upcountry districts, but a few family have been capable of hold food gadgets. I discovered ‘Durbish’ a delicious conventional pleasure and i was pleased to understand that village girls were aware about how to bake the indigenous cake,” Mr Zaman stated.

Mareena Yousafzai, any other housewife from Kohistan primarily based in Peshawar, said that ‘Durbish’ used to be baked in top Kohistan regions in a special manner and nearby citizens relished it on unique happy occasions.

She stated that most traditional foods and beverages have been the end result of grasp arms of village women. “Village ladies are skilled in many stuff, such as cooking, baking and roasting, as their parents trickle down such schooling to their daughters,” she said.


initially posted in dawn, December 6th, 2018