The ShaikhSpear Himachal Diary 2016: Local Delicacy for Dinner

Majhot, Himachal Pradesh, India, 10 September 2016, 8:40 pm


After a long day at the fields, we all were in for a treat. Mela Ram Uncle spent the day preparing the local delicacy “Siddu”. 

Siddu is made by stuffing daal masala or any other suitable filling into wheat balls. The stuffed balls are then steamed and served hot with ghee and curd.

While having dinner with the family, I saw the traditional way of eating this dish:

Mash up the entire Siddu in a plate, pour ghee all over and eat. Later, curd can also be added.

I was given the Siddu cut up into pieces so I was dipping them in ghee and eating.

Uncle clarified that although the preparation in different areas is the same, the way to eat Siddu depends on personal preferences.

A great dish to enjoy no matter how you eat it.

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