Saturday, December 22, 2012

On Kitchen Duty in India


On kitchen duty in India. The life of an Indian housewife in her kitchen.
Not sure what's going on with the sound. If you're not able to hear the commentary, here's some info:
The Indian housekeeper uses a small gas range.  Petrol tanks last about 2-3 months, with a reorder time of one week. Delivery comes to the house.

Milk is purchased frozen in bags and must be heated on the stove before used.

The water is not safe to drink. The unit pictured purifies the water for drinking and teeth brushing. 

Most kitchens are equipped with a counter top range, but this one is not. The fan and light is still on the ceiling however. :)

Notice all the neat cubby holes and cabinets for storage.

Out the window you see the walled garden which I detailed in a previous video.

My character, Maggie, learns to cook Indian foods, such as dahl (lentils), curries, curd rice, and other recipes.

The dining room. Notice the sink in the corner. Every Indian home has a sink in the dining room for easy clean-up before eating. Nice touch!

Washing dishes. One pan for suds, another for rinsing. Water is boiled on the gas stove and used to wash since the tap does not have hot water.

Homemade apple butter. You can also make homemade peanut butter by roasting peanuts in the oven, placing them in the blender with a little oil. Homemade humus is good too, made by boiling garbanzos or other beans and whipping in the blender. 


7 comments:

chaplaindebbie said...

Wow, this is great! First of all, I can hear the sound just fine. So, if you cannot hear it, just know that it can be heard. I will let you know if I cannot hear them.
I like the idea of a sink in the dining room. Wouldn't be too thrilled with buying frozen milk, though.
Thanks again for sharing these videos. I am learning a lot about India.

Eileen Rife said...

Just got through doing the dishes, then hung laundry on the roof. That's one of my favorite household chores here. I'll add a a video on that later.

harriet said...

Hope ur enjoying ur time in India with daughter & family. We saw Mom C yesterday & now on our way to Texas to be with our daughter & family. Thanks for the video, wow a lot more work to live there, even compared to Moldova.

harriet said...

Hope ur enjoying ur time in India with daughter & family. We saw Mom C yesterday & now on our way to Texas to be with our daughter & family. Thanks for the video, wow a lot more work to live there, even compared to Moldova.

harriet said...

Hope ur enjoying ur time in India with daughter & family. We saw Mom C yesterday & now on our way to Texas to be with our daughter & family. Thanks for the video, wow a lot more work to live there, even compared to Moldova.

harriet said...

Hope ur enjoying ur time in India with daughter & family. We saw Mom C yesterday & now on our way to Texas to be with our daughter & family. Thanks for the video, wow a lot more work to live there, even compared to Moldova.

Eileen Rife said...

Yes, the day is spent baking, cooking, cleaning, hanging laundry, and doing school with the kids. Wow, have fun in Texas!