Around the World with Millac! Flavors of Spring: Sindh Horse and Cattle Show
Hello and welcome back to our debut blog series! Last time, we explored the bustling cities of Punjab and made our way through the dizzying variations of Basant celebrated across the province. Now, we will be journeying southward via the Indus River to the land of the Thar Desert and abundant farms which produce the trademark Sindhri mango. Home to the largest city of Pakistan, Sindh prides itself for hosting the financial hub of our country as well as being the second-largest economy after Punjab. During the last two weeks of February, Sindhis come together to celebrate the Horse and Cattle Show, also known as Jashn-e-Larkana or Jashn-e-Shikarpur. The festival has been celebrated for more than a hundred years in cities such as Jacobabad, which will mark the 150th celebration in 2022.
As locals make their way to the many melas held across the province, they take in the sight of farm animals dressed in their best attire adorned with jingling jewelry. Street vendors take advantage of the joyous mood of crowds to sell handmade handicrafts, artwork, and various snacks. One such signature methai is gheeyar or Sindhi jalebi. Also enjoyed during the time of Holi, gheeyar is a sweet snack sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Although it takes some practice to get it to look and taste as if it were fresh off the cart of an experienced vendor, we are sure that you will be able to perfect the recipe in no time with our special Comelle Desi Ghee! Since jalebi tends to be on the sweet sugary side, you can also prepare a tall glass of namkeen lassi with our Millac Dahi to have that perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Gather the following ingredients:
We hope that this gheeyar is to your liking, but if not, you can always make your way to the Sindh Horse and Cattle shows to learn from the experts and take in the beautiful sights! Join us next time as we journey north to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to learn how some of the coldest areas in Pakistan welcome spring.