Paba

Mixed grain and legume flour pudding

It is a popular food in ladakh. It is made from yoches or Paba flour. It is 85% barley /wheat flour along with local mix of legemue – peas, broad beans, lathyrus flour. Kosnyot (local caraway) powder to enhance taste and digestibility. Traditioanlly cooked on special stone -doltok

Ingredients

  • Yoches (mix of barley flour and legume flour)
  • Salt
  • Caraway seeds

Instructions

  1. Add little flour to water, salt and caraway seeds and bring to boil.
  2. Add yoches slowly on top of boiling water. Dont stir.
  3. Remove excess water. Stir constantly using wooden spatula till dough like consistency.
  4. Allow flour to cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve hot or cold along with vegetables or milk/curd or Tsamik (corriander/mint, radish chutney) or Tangthur (green vegetable with yogurt)

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