A Balochi Culinary Adventure

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The Baloch people are a tribal pastoralist ethnic group, around 10-million strong, who mostly occupy the region of Balochistan, consisting of much of southwestern Pakistan as well as southeastern Iran and southern Afghanistan. They speak a northwestern Iranian language, most closely related to Kurdish, and are mostly Sunni Muslim.

Unsurprising for a pastoralist people, the Baloch highly prize meat in their cuisine - they are well known for their kebabs and other meats cooked on an open fire. As they've become settled in the late 20th century, their cuisine has evolved to incorporate other ingredients - such as the chicken I cooked for this project. I only cooked one dish because I only learned about Balochi cuisine recently, long after I visited the "B"s in my international cooking project.