Ladakhi Bakers

The local bakers are mostly located in one galli (alley) that runs below the palace. I don’t know if it has a name, but there are maybe seven or eight bakeries in the space of 100 meters. Ladakhi bread, like thisĀ khombir, which is a flat bread, is baked in pits in the ground. In this photo, the man at the back is rolling out the dough, while the other two are tending the oven. The dough is a bit sticky, so they just slap it right into the fire pit with no problems. It’s best enjoyed hot, of course, with butter and local apricot jam.

If you have an interest in traditional Ladakhi foods, here is an extremely detailed article.

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