The Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a revered site that serves as the tomb of Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti. The enigmatic Sufi saint, Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti was a 13th-century Sufi saint and philosopher who arrived in India during 1236 A.D. It was during his time in Ajmer that Moinuddin acquired the reputation of being a charismatic and compassionate spiritual preacher and teacher. Even after his death, famous rulers of India like Iltutmish, Akbar, Shah Jahan would visit his holy dargah to take his blessings. Today, Ajmer Sharif Dargah witnesses thousands of visitors, and the community has a wonderful way to ensure no one leaves hungry. Read on.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah In Rajasthan Cooks Meethe Chawal Using 1866 Kg of Rice & Sugar
So, how does the iconic Ajmer Sharif Dargah ensure feeding thousands of visitors? We got that answer from Youtuber Gaurav Wasan of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ fame. He recently went to Ajmer Sharif Dargah and showed his followers the process of 1866 kg rice and sugar being used to cook meethe chawal for the pilgrims who come to the shrine! In the video, you can see a huge vessel or ‘deg’ over 500-years-old, were used to cook the chawal. It can easily accommodate up to 4800kg of food. The vessel is first filled with water and other raw ingredients like flour, turmeric, zafran, among others. After an hour and a half, the mixture comes to a boil. After which, 1866kg of rice, sugar and dry fruits are added.
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A 500-Year-Old Vessel Is Used To Prepare The Dish
To mix this huge quantity of ingredients, the Dargah has their unique wooden ‘karchi’ or spatula to mix the rice and the other items. Usually, it is a two-man job on a daily basis. When the rice is ready, dry fruits and makhana are spread out. In the end, they dish out the sweet rice and serve it to the pilgrims. Since the video was uploaded, it has garnered more than 8 lakh views and more than 88 thousand likes with several comments. Meanwhile, go on a virtual tour to Jama Masjid to experience the magic of iftar.