About Himachali (Pahari) Dham (Lunch) and its Pictures
It is very hard to separate Himachal Preadesh and Dham because Dham is an integral part of Himachali Tradition. Dham is local name of lunch prepared in Himachali style. Dhams are not only popular in Hiamchal; however, they are loved across the world. As I belong to Himachal Pradesh so I get chance to attend many such dhams. A Dham is given to relatives and local friends to celebrate occasions like marriages, birthdays or any other good occasions. Dham also provide a great chance to taste some of best Himachali Delicacies.
Some of main Food Items Prepared during a Dham are –
1) Mukand (Sip) Bari
3) Chhuhare ka Raita
4) Chane ki Dal
6) Mah Ki Dal
7) Khata (Channe/Florian)
8) Mitha Bhat
Though, today we are seeing fusion of Himachali food items with other popular food items. The other unique thing about a Dham is way of organizing it. Everyone sits on the ground and eats in handmade plates which are made of Leaves. Everyone is served equally and leaves their seats when each one finished with food. I hope association of Dham and Himachal will continue for near future too and we will get chance to enjoy it again and again. Below, you can watch some of pictures of Himachali dham.