Kashmir, the prestigious crown of the country and an integral part of the nation, has always caught the attention of onlookers. The snow-clad peaks in Kashmir and the Holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi on Trikuta Mountain in Jammu never cease a chance of drawing visitors.
Alright, enough of the geographical praise of the region, there is more beyond it. People wonder that why the ‘Heaven on Earth’ Kashmir is known just for its alluring meadows and snow-capped peaks. Apart from its geographical beauty, we have something delectable that can awake the sleeping gastronome inside you.
Yes! You answered that right, it is the Kashmiri Cuisine we’ll be talking about. The piquant Kashmiri Cuisine is renowned for its lip-smacking dishes. There are various tempting food items in this cuisine that are devoured with different other dishes.
So, to assist you savoring some authentic Kashmiri delicacies, we have picked some items from the menu. Take a look at them.
Famous and delicious delicacies to try in Kashmir
One cannot talk about Kashmiri food without mentioning rogan josh. A fragrant lamb curry, it is a must-try delicacy for all the mutton lovers. Made with exotic spices, yoghurt and brown onions, the low-fat dish is as healthy as it is delicious. Rogan josh can be relished with Kashmiri roti, naan and rice.
Prepared with the richness of milk, saffron, ghee and cinnamon, modur pulao is one of the popular delicacies of Jammu & Kashmir that tastes heavenly. Garnished with almonds, cashews, and raisins, one will get a hint of sweetness in this dish. The warm golden hue of the rice, due to the saffron added to it, makes it a perfect dish for food porn indulgence.
If you are under the impression that there aren’t enough vegetarian delicacies to try in Jammu & Kashmir, you’re wrong. Lyader tschaman is a type of Kashmiri cottage cheese cooked in rich and decadent gravy. Being one of the traditional dishes in Jammu & Kashmir, this is commonly cooked in almost every household. Sneak a taste of the rich, local culture of the regionand prepare your tastebuds to get awestruck.
Kashmiri Muji Gaad
This fish dish is particularly prepared during special occasions and festivals in the month of December. The unique dish, made with hot spices and herbs, is one of the flavourful delicacies you will try in Jammu & Kashmir. The gravy-based dish is served one hour after its preparation, so all the flavours from the herbs are soaked well in it.
Goshtaba is a traditional Kashmiri delicacy that is prepared to celebrate special occasions. The minced mutton balls cooked in yoghurt-based gravy will always remind you of the richness and depth of Kashmir’s food culture. The tantalising flavours of goshtaba will, undoubtedly, leave you craving more.
Amid the non-veg. snacks, there’s a veggie delight for you. Known by the name of Dum Aloo, Dum Olav is sslluurrrpy dish from Jammu and Kashmir. It is cooked and eaten in different ways all over North India. Dum Olav is the Kashmiri version that is prepared using boiled potatoes fried in oil and later cooked with the sauted miscellany of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and other spices. Relish the flavor with naan or paranthas!
Mutton is the staple diet for a sizable populace of Kashmir and that’s a major reason for it being an important part of the cuisine. Aab Gosht is one of the palatable foods of Kashmir and is often termed as Kashmiri Biryani due to its companionship with rice. It is widely eaten on various occasions like Eid and weddings. If you haven’t tasted it, you have not eaten the real Kashmiri feast.