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The Wayfarer Diaries: Chicken Cooked In a Brass Pot On A Wood-Fire

7.45 pm, 13-01-2018, Kamru, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India:

It’s dark. And cold. And we are sitting down to eat.

After a day well spent visiting Batseri, we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner. The house is away from the main village, located in the middle of an orchard. Cooking in these mountains is a slow and enjoyable experience, especially in the company of good friends with stories to tell.

After preparing chicken curry in a brass pot on top of a wood-fire, we are now sitting inside the house made entirely of mud, stone and wood. The tandoor has been lit, making the room nice and warm.The brass pot is on the tandoor. Can’t wait to get started on the chicken. Yum!!

 

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The Tandoor is a great comfort not just for its warmth, but also its familiarity, like an old friend: Photo: Abhinav Kaushal

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There’s something awesome about a rustic chicken curry cooked in a brass pot: Photo: Abhinav Kaushal

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Wood, stone, natural raw materials taketh the house; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal

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Plates, bottle of water, friends … all ready for dinner; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal

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