Baking thagi kambir
Ladakh woman making thagi kambir (puffed unleavened bread) over a dung fire in a high valley (13,000 ft) in the Ladakh range of the Himalayas. In the olden days natural soda (pul) was used to puff up the bread, but nowadays they use commercial baking soda. Ladakh is in the far north of India surrounded by Pakistan in the west, China in the north and Tibet in the east. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the Indian province of Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet.
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