Balochi Basri  is the gift of winter

Balochi Basri  is the gift of winter

With the onset of winter in Balochistan, the use of hot and invigorating items increases. One of them is Balochi Basri. Locals believe that Balochi Basri keeps the body warm all day long.

In most of the rural areas of Balochistan like Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Sibi and surrounding areas, roti or pratha made from Garh and desi ghee is used for daily breakfast, which is called 'Balochi Basri'. Basri is also eaten with relish in many parts of Sindh.

A means of keeping the body warm

Asiya Bibi, a resident of Naseerabad, told Deutsche Welle that she enjoys eating basri in the cold and cold mornings of winter. Whether it is severe cold or rain, her husband and sons have to go to work in any case. Their income is not enough to eat meat or other abducted foods, so breakfast is prepared for breakfast to keep them warm and active throughout the day.

How is Balochi Basri prepared?

Asiya says that its preparation is very simple. Wheat flour is kneaded first to make two large or medium sized loaves, which are sifted separately and then crushed in one part. Covering the other part, a thick pratha is prepared which is then fried in desi ghee. The combination of real ghee and fresh jaggery makes this simple diet extremely delicious and powerful, which keeps the body warm till evening by eating it for breakfast.

According to Asiya Bibi, in her area it is also called sweet bread and it is specially prepared on the occasion of marriage and is fed to the bride and groom and guests. In many families, women are fed for several weeks after childbirth to relieve weakness. According to him, the use of basri also helps in relieving joint pain which occurs frequently in winter.