Gujar Khan is a city in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, the largest tehsil of Punjab. It is approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and 220 km to the north west of Lahore, capital of Punjab. Gujar Khan is bounded on the north by Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, on the south by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, on the east by Azad Kashmir and Kahuta and on the west by Chakwal and Khushab. The city has a population of approximately 73,000. Gujar Khan lies at the heart of the Pothohar cultural region. The area has considerable natural resources in the form of petroleum and natural gas.
BAQRA MANDI “Annual Cattle Market” Gujar Khan for Eid al-Adha (English Translation)
Annual Cattle Market (Baqra Mandi) Gujar Khan for Eid al-Adha, Punjab Pakistan.
108 year old man in Gujar Khan Punjab Pakistan (English Subtitles)
Traditional Atta “Flour” Chakki “Mill” in Punjab Pakistan
Chakki is a Punjabi term for a small set of 2 millstones (usually less than 24″ in diameter) used to grind corn into flour. As late as the 1950s it was common for most households in Punjab to have a “Chakki”. As grains tend to go rancid much quicker when they are ground the device allowed each household to mill only as much as was needed each day. The upper stone had a handle attached that allowed it to be rotated. The upper stone has a hole in the center into which the grain was poured. Grains could be left coarse or milled to a fine powder, such as atta (flour) or grist) which is used to make chappatis (flat bread), rotis, naans or parohtas, etc.
With the advent of commercial flour mills in Punjab, the tradition of having a Chakki in every household (once just as common as microwave ovens are today) has disappeared. Today with the concern for health modern appliances such as mixers or food processors often come with attachments that allow grains to be milled quickly at home again.
Hyaatsar Road, Gujar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
Gujar Khan Railway Crossing
Gujar Khan Railway Rikshaw Drive
Cattle Market Gujar Khan Pakistan (With English Translation)
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Chicken tikka is a chicken dish originating in the South Asia where it remains popular in both Pakistan and India. It is traditionally small pieces of boneless chicken baked using skewers in a clay-based oven called a tandoor after marinating in spices and yogurt – essentially a boneless version of tandoori chicken.
The word tikka means “bits” or “pieces”. It is also a chicken dish served in Punjabi cuisine. The Punjabi version of the dish, however, is grilled over red-hot coals, and does not always contain boneless pieces. The pieces are brushed with ghee (clarified butter) at intervals to increase its flavour, while being continuously fanned. It is typically eaten with green coriander and tamarind chutney served with onion rings and lemon, or used in preparing a chicken tikka masala.