Process of Gur making in the traditional setup in khyber pukhtunkwa
I did visit to a Gur Ghani (Ghani is a local term used for that traditional setup, where the process of Gur making is done. This process is very simple and can be completed with in few simple steps. In following picture male females along with children, all busy together in the harvesting and peeling of sugarcane in the fields.
In the first stage, the sugarcane is crushed under the crusher machine to get the juice or syrup, then collected in a separate container installed with the crusher machine. Bagass (the leftover of the sugarcane after squeezing its all juice) is used as a fuel for boiling sugarcane
In the second stage, this syrup (juice) is boiled in a big pan. Bagass (leftover of squeezed sugarcane) is used as a fuel for boiling sugarcane syrup.
It is continuously stirred with a ladle almost six foot long. This process continues until the water is evaporated and syrup reduced into concentrated liquid. During this stage the extra material, which is in the form of foam, is separated from the concentrated and refined liquid. In video 2 one can get a clear view of this process.
In third and final stage, this concentrated liquid is let to cool, and when it gets solidifies enough to be rolled into small lumps of coarse pieces known as Gur. This is the final production, which is called GUR, and used as a sweetening agent.
Bagass obtained after crushing the sugarcane is let to dry and then also used domestically as a fuel.
These all kidz were playing near the field of sugarcane. I remember this cute kid was not letting me to take picture of background, instead he wanna me to take his picture first...so here is him with his younger sister....so cute...................