The main family I lived with in Kerala, who adopted me (the kids call me Brett Uncle), they are the milk suppliers to all the town's chai stalls & restaurants too. They had a mean ass water buffalo named Lakshmi, who only the father could milk & get near. Even the kids were afraid of her. Water buffalos only give birth about once every 18 months or so (breed dependant) & they are mega-expensive to feed vs output of milk. I bought 2 mama goats each w/ 2 babies, a girl & a boy for them. They got rid of Lakshmi & went into the goat biz. They have a huge flock of mixed breed goats, have a thriving milk biz & sell the baby males for meat or breeding. I've spent the vast majority of my time in the south of India. Never seen 'keema' on menus, must be a northern thing. Yes? In Sri Lanka, ALL THE YOGURT I ever saw/bought was from raw buffalo milk, abso delish! It comes in these big clay bowls, super cheap (like a buck) & you can re-use the clay bowl after you finish the massive amount of yogurt, which was probably 4-6 big ass portions.
Originally Posted by Owly
My Indian & Sri Lankan families keep asking me when I'm returning.... Alas, it's not in my plans anytime in the forseeable future...
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