A red turban is worn traditionally by Hindus, while a blue turban is associated with Islam. As Mahbub is a Muslim, if Kim is to work as his assistant he must appear to come from the same community, so as to avoid suspicion.
Turban wearing in India is governed by a plethora of cultural codes. The style, size and colour of a given turban may denote the religion and caste of the wearer, as well as his status within society.
India is famous for its sweetmeats, and balushai is a classic. This simple sweet can easily be made at home. Follow the video's instructions for a moreish taste of North India.
Ingredients for Balushai:
Maida (fine wheat flour) 4 cups
Curd 1.5 cups
Ghee 1.5 cups
Sugar 6 cups
Baking soda 1 tsp
Lime juice 1 tsp
Ghee to fry