I was at my village to attend wedding of my cousin. I was a traditional and simple affair. More on it some other time.
My younger brother runs a small business named ‘The Food Chain’ in Lahore. It caters for small to medium gatherings and serves traditional food. We decided to handle the wedding ourselves. The cook was brought from Lahore along with tools, spices etc. We set up the cooking station in an empty plot of land:
A little closer view:
The round pots you see in the background are called ‘Degs’ and are used to cook large quantities of food. Typically, rice, biryani, chicken quorma, mutton quorma etc is cooked in a Deg. Interestingly, the food also gets a characteristic taste and we can always tell if something is cooked in a deg or otherwise.
The streamed chicken was prepared in another type of big pot:
Little pressure is applied by putting some bricks on the lid. How about that for a pressure cooker?
Pink Kashmiri tea was also prepared which we take after the meal:
All cooking was done on wood fire:
And finally, the cook:
Hope you enjoy a bit of culinary culture.
All shots taken with Fuji X-E! and Zeiss 21/4.5 lens.