20 hours ago
We went to Jana waterfall for a Himachali lunch today and it was really a wonderful thing to do.
While there is nothing much of a waterfall at this place, few dhaba owners have made it a tourist spot, a zip line operator has started luring youngsters and some snow around this area attracts some travelers everyday.
We spent some time interacting with the people who run this dhaba and got to see the making of this thali. They make red rice, kadhi, rajma and saag with makki ki roti, ghee and shakkar served on the side. The chutney is made on a mortar and pestle which is just suitable slabs of stone as you can see in the pictures.
Makki ki roti cooked on wood fire was really good, saag was undercooked as told by the apologetic cook but we loved it, the chutney fiery hot and the kheer has a smoky aroma thanks to the woodfire. Rajma and kadhi were good but nothing Himachali. Siddu is not the best, that pickle is a mixed fruit and veggie pickle that some people might like. Ghee comes from the owner's cows.
We need more such small entrepreneurs who value real food and serve it the way it should be. The place should be inconsequential but we find such places mostly in tourist places ironically.
Check the Jana waterfall pics in stories.
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