The district of Kurram is renowned for its local bread, which is commonly referred to as ‘Ranzhokhay’. This traditional bread holds a significant place in the gastronomic culture of the region and is widely enjoyed by the locals. Ranzhokhay is a delicious and popular sweet bread with unique aroma and steak consistency. It is an essential part of the Pakhtoon culture and gastronomic system living in the Kurram region. Ranzhokhay is not just a sweet bread but a cultural icon and a vital part of local traditions.
It can be prepared by the mixture of wheat flour, sugar, ghee, eggs, and soda is kneaded, sliced with a knife, and then fried in oil. There’s a big difference between this local bread Ranzhokhay and chapatti. Because in chapatti only ghee is mixed with the flour and then prepared it.
Indigenous communities prepare this bread during festivals such as Nawroz, Eids and marriage ceremonies. Ranzhokhay bread is not available in the local markets, and it is only prepared by the local families in cultural rituals. It is mostly liked by the elders who also offer it for special guests. Younger generations don’t like this product, because they mostly rely on burger and fast food, and they looking the fast food is part of modern lifestyle.