Wow. In my opinion, Singh, one of the most amazing finds and most informative posts ever posted on this forum and yet......it took 5 days for someone to reply to it and that someone still didn't see it for what it is. Sad...but still nonetheless...an amazing find by you. Thanks for sharing.
Some of them do know about these old school recipes lol they know basic stuff like roti thorka as well just need to make sure to end up with 1 who does know all this stuff lol
my friend whose 35 from here is married to a girl from here and she makes roti most days and makes desi alaaj stuff if she gets stuck she rings her mum and she tells her.
when i get married one of the priorities has to be she knows how to make dal roti sabji haha
if they like eating desi food then they know how to make it.
Absolutely! Luckily I'm not special needs so I can remember a lot of the old school ilaajhis. Frankly speaking, when it comes to food and stuff like that, I don't think apnay are lacking at all - I don't think any apna worth his salt doesn't know about getting his degh on, and get a toorkha going on. It's not like we had a culture where men are going to starve because they don't know how to cook because it has been thrust on women. I think our military ithihaas meant that Khalsa soldiers knew how to look after themselves in roving camps - including cooking the right food. It's just the slide into a less physical lifestyle means that the amount we might devour now isn't right. Hence all the motapa and bimaarhees.
My mum's still not that old, but I'm making sure to note all those little recipes down before the inevitable. If I'm fortunate enough to get married, I somehow doubt the modern Sikh woman knows anything about those old-school alaaj that our elders used. Paracetamol doesn't cut it anymore, lol. I'm not leaving myself at the mercy of ignorance.