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TGFC Kitchen Dining - My Forgotten Baloch by Priya Jham on 7 August 2016
TGFC (The Gourmet Food Co) is bringing you an exquisite culinary experience this Friendships Day which entails recreating recipes from a Bhagnari community of Baluchistan that lived in the twin villages of Bhag and Nari . The chef Priya Jham is a second generation from this community that migrated from Baloch to Karachi and finally to Mumbai during partition.
My Forgotten Baloch
The Bhagnari community emerged from two villages called Bhag and Nari in what is today called Balochistan and moved to the Bhagnari pada in Karachi many many years ago.The language known simply as Bhagnari is strikingly similar to Saraiki spoken in the border areas of Sindh and Punjab. During the partition in 1947, they left by ships and migrated to Bombay to set up colony here. Often generalized with the Sindhis , the Bhagnaris still consider themselves a distinct community and are trying their best to preserve if not revive their cultural identity in what may be called a fast diminishing diaspora.
About Priya Jham
Priya Jham is born & raised in Mumbai though her roots are from Karachi .Her parents migrated to India during partition . Priya runs a catering company and of late has launched her youtube channel on which she teaches Bhagnari and Mughlai cuisine. Mother of chef , Amit Jham , Priya has a successful career of over 30 years in the food business .
Date: Sunday 7th August 2016
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: Navjeevan Society , Opp KJ Khilani High School , Mori Road , Mahim West 400016
Stuffed Aloo Tikki with Poppy Seeds
Mutton Chops in a traditional Bhagnari Masala
Vegetarian Patti Samosas
served over a Welcome Drink
Khatti dal with Steamed Rice
(Lotus Stem cooked in Clay Pot)
Pulao E Azm
Rich Dry Fruit Pulao
Our homechef's ace dish, not so Baloch though
A mutton mince cooked in Bhagnari style
Double Fried Colocasia Root
Dry Fruit Sewai Mithai
Gulab Shahi Tukda