Monday, September 27, 2010

Byel Tamul




Grains used for sowing rice

Raw grains leave a sweet smoky taste
/Byel Tamul/chrim tumul

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Update July 1, 2018


Around 200 years ago there were about 94 varieties of rice grown in Kashmir.

Here's are names of some given in Gulzar-i-Kashmir by Dewan Kripa Ram of Jammu (1870s):

Larbyol
Mushkabudji
Lolianzun
Reban
Yimbirzal
Pothibrar
Sukhdas
Basmat (famous fine basmati)
Shalkav
Braz
Zag-Danyi
Rani
Kunji-Danyi (one of the finer variety)
Gurukoen
Chogul (said to be very soft and sweet, very popular)
Mokhtahal
Lachahal
Shahguzu Guru tanzi
Lal Krahna
Kenu Puthau
Nur
Karhana Shesher
Suirmal
Chata braz
Kamad
Tachitachee Mukhtabraz
Dudhakrid
Neka beyol
Barenbezol
Nihali
Bud Braz
Malwar
Chatazar
Gurah
Ghunder
Chata newar
Kawhamah
Maitarahel
Babeer Mohiwan
Kawa Krishna
Keoziv
Moglubeyol
Chandahal
Sukal
Mohiaznun
Munkahashahd
Shalanzun
Oozulkrid
Baidanzun
Karalanzun,
Bathal
Nekanzun Lenahzag
Nekahzag,
Kranahzag
Zazid Zekahtatar
Talaibyol

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Reads on Facebook provided some additional info and some more names:

Suneel Jailkhani Mushkabudgi is being grown again with the support of the j&k govt. Recently I found it being sold in srinagar in sealed packets of two kgs. About Rs 160 per kg.




Vikar Malik Mushkbudji n kamad is used in marriage ceremonies

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Satish Munshi Gulu zug,nounu byoul,pireu,khoutch not in the list

Madan Lal Thakur Hokhal,zag ,lagud

Karam Vir "Gulzag" 
Not in the list...grown in upper reaches of beerrwah

Pradiman Koul And then........... China... 1039 ,k... 39 also........now the agricultural land has been lost due to constructions and turning this land into orchards and poppy production

Mithan Lal Hanjura Mazeth kathwor gulzag tilzah and mushkbadij was sown during our times also but the production was less

Sheikh Gulzar Some r ougman Bahar 
Farmee
K39

Char bahar
Naz bahar
Barkat bahar


Farooq Nazki
 Gazur. Kadir Khan


Sanjay Koul One of d varieties my father tells me was kaedir ganie.

Bimal Misri Even Rajtrangini has listed about fifty varieties of rice. An aromatic variety called " Noon build" is still cultivated in some niches of Budgam district and we had about a Quintal of it in our home when in Kashmir. When you cook it the entire neighborhood knows.

Ishfaq Hydar bide china, cxadie china,k41,k45, safaid china


Maryam Jan i know Eetal n cheena beoul we hd this in our paddy feilds n many more i will try to remember if possib


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2 comments:

  1. Hey Vinayak, I remember as kids , we used to love eating these, my grand mom used to have a small jar in which she used to store them..I still remember the sweet taste and smell of these..

    Btw - have been following your blog for a few days now, its one of my favorite blogs, always makes me go down the memory lane..

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  2. Hi Anshula, thanks for sharing your memories and glad to hear for a happy reader.

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