Recipe for Jadu and Marcha

in Audio
Published on: 02 January 2017

Srishti Lakhera

Srishti Lakhera is a film maker and community trainer. She has made animations,short films for organisations and campaigns and documentaries for television.Presently Srishti is working on a documentary film about ritual deaths in the villages of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand, 2015


Jadu is like porridge. Prepared with Palti (buckwheat) flour, the batter is cooked in a pot. While on the fire it has to be constantly stirred. Jadu is a staple food of the Bhotia community.


Marcha (Tea)

Bhotia food is influenced by Tibetan food owing to their trade relations. Marcha tea is very similar to the Tibetan salted tea. Marcha is a prepared of a herb/tea called Bhakto tea, butter and salt in a wooden vessel. 


Woman preparing Marcha