There are countless pilgrimage spots in India that attract thousands of tourists everyday,all year long. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's Ajmer Sharif dargah or Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is one such place that is famous across the world amongst pilgrims who wish to seek the Sufi saint's blessings. On a daily basis, the holy shrine is packed with people from different corners of the world. But the interesting fact is, that none of the pilgrims tend to go back hungry! Don’t believe us? Latest video by Youtuber Gaurav Wasan of 'Baba Ka Dhaba' fame would definitely make your heart melt! Recently the popular Youtuber visited the Ajmer Sharif Dargah and showed how the community kitchen cooks meethe chawal from 1866kg rice and sugar, for the pilgrims who come to the shrine. Yes, you read the number right! 

The video, shared on Wasan's Instagram handle @youtubeswadofficial has garnered over 10 lakh views with over 97k likes and several comments. It shows a huge vessel or 'deg' which is used to cook the chawal. As per the video, the ‘deg’ is 500 years old and goes back to the time of Akbar. At first, the deg is filled with water and other like flour, turmeric, zafran, kevra water and more. It takes about one and half an hour for the mix to come to a boil, post which 1866kg of rice and 1866kg of sugar are added to it from all sides for it to mix equally. Due to the huge size of the deg and large quantity of the rice being cooked, the Dargah also has a special wooden 'karchi' or spatula to mix the ingredients as well. It requires two people to mix it all. When the rice is ready, about 100 kgs of dry fruits such as almonds, cashews, coconut and makhana are spread evenly in the deg. In the end, they dish out the rice and serve it among the pilgrims.  

Watch the full video here:


The process of making such a huge meal is truly one of a kind experience. 

Are you also inspired to make meethe chawal at home? Find the full recipe here. Try it out and let us know your experience.