'Community kitchen' gives Bohra women freedom from cooking

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  1. Ray

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    One of the richest communities of India is steeped in a socialist pattern of societal bliss.

    They are a very close knit people, who look after their own in a quiet and unobtrusive manner.

    They care for their less endowed without any goading or encouragement. It comes from their heart.

    A very interesting people.
     
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    Wow this made it to the news. Yes, this is operational in Bangalore too as with the rest of the world where Dawoodi Bohras live. Along with the reasons mentioned above, the idea is also to have the entire community to have the same food so that rich or poor, have the same good food and there is no distinction.
     
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    However, do they change the menu or is it the same.

    Do households also cook on their own or is it mandatory for all to eat at the Community Kitchen?
     
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    Different menu everyday and all uploaded on the community website of Bangalore. So i know what i am gong to eat for the rest of the week. The housewives can cook if they want to. In Bangalore we have meals served for only lunch. Dinner is made by my wife.

    Tomorrow it is Menu :: Namak, Chana bateta,Tuvar Pulav, Palidu..

    Tuvar Pulao and Palidu is a very Bohri recipe.
     
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    This is such a great idea. This must be helpful for older persons in the community as well.
     
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    I heard on TV the other day someone suggest the same, they said all women in a apartment can come together in a common kitchen to cook food. That way they to will avoid the frustration of being stuck at home.
     
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    How are they made?

    Any recipe?

    No non veg stuff?
     
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    All I know is that if there is service to the community, then this is it, this is it, this is it!

    That is why they are such a self contented people,

    They ask for no favours!

    They stand on their own and with the help of each other!

    They stand tall!
     
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    Well the same goes for Vizag, we get the menu before hand for 15 days and the best part is that the food is not only cooked in the community kitchen, it also delivered to everyone's house, the food served is lunch in some places and dinner in some places. Every city be it london, houston, colombo, banglore, mumbai, Rajkot or smallest of small places have implemented this.
     
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    Thank you for the kind words Ray sir, however i would like to point that this concept is not new. The "punjabi's / singh's" (sorry not getting the right term at the moment) have already implemented it, ever heard of LANGAR?
     
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    That is right.

    It is called Guru da Langar!
     
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    Non veg very much part of the menu. Not every day. Dal, Subzi, chicken, mutton on a rotation basis through the week. Sunday is off day.
     
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    Thanks a lot.

    Guess what?

    I seem to be eating this rice and dal combination almost daily ever since I bought my Steamer. And I cook it so that it remains crunchy. And I never realised that it is a Bohra delicacy!

    I will try the curry part too!

    I have great experiences with the Bohras when I was a child in Deolali and Mumbai.

    The better shops of Mhow, where we are always doing some professional course or the other, are owned and serviced by Bohras. Good and polite shop owners and assistants. It was always a pleasure to go there. If my memory does not fail me, the best shop there was Nazaarally Babbarally on the Main Street. Always had quality goods.

    Then ofcourse in Kolkata. I buy the cloth from Akbarally and have the suit tailored by J Mohammad Ali. Both are well known but expensive!

    Well, that has been my experience.
     
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    It is good to know that even in a Community Kitchen, non vegetarian meals are given.

    You chaps are really pacesetters!

    And the best part about Bohras are they do their work and live peaceably and in a very friendly way.
     
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    Bengalis are very loyal to those they patronize. In this day and age where there is south competition, JS Mohammedali has a mile long queue outside their shop during Durga Puja.
     
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    No big deal in serving non veg if there are funds. The idea is to pool in resources. Some are rich some are poor. They contribute accordingly. When you go out to buy in quantity you get a good bargain.
     
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    Meat dish should be free.

    If i was billionaire or dictator in India i would make one non-veg dish free for every Indian citizen on daily basis and increase price of vegetables by 50% just to annoy veggies.
     
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    rofl !!........................
     
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    IF there is one thing the Bohris guard jealously it's their cuisine
     

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