Aaslamualikum Blessed day
The traditional kangri, fire-pot, in the Indian-administered Kashmir, keeps people warm during the severe winter months when temperature dips to as low as minus 20.
It is a portable and moving heater that Kashmiris keep in their pheran, a long woollen cloak reaching down to the knees worn by people during the frosty winters.
The kangri is earthenware filled with glowing embers and encased in pretty handmade wicker baskets and is carried as a personal warmer. #Kashmir#kangri#Winterinkashmir#snow#travelkashmir#enoy#peaceful#lovey#hospitality#kindpeople#lovingpeople#kashmiri follow 👉@via_kashmir1 👈
A while back I had dinner @oklava_ldn which is a modern Turkish restaurant in the trendy East side of town. When I saw “coal roasted carrots” on the menu I immediately remembered my Dad and relatives talking about eating carrots roasted on embers in the winter in a #kangri - for anyone who hasn’t ever seen a Kangri, this is an earthen pot (the size of a small bowl) which sits inside a wicker basket. In the harsh Kashmiri winters, embers of coal or burnt wood are placed in the clay pot and the basket is held close to the body for warmth. Ever the resourceful people : this then doubles as a slow cooker for carrots, potatoes, boiled eggs and other things. Oklava’s take on it was delicious with labneh, olive oil and pine nuts; but if there’s any great shots of #kangricarrots out there (or if this pic made you crave it) PLEASE share! So many awesome photographers in Srinagar these days - surely someone can hit us up 🤩🤩
@kashphotoclub looking at you kids! 🤘🏽🤘🏽