Kashmir, the heaven, the crown of the nation, is not only famous for its beauty and serenity but offers some delicious food too. Everyone should not only visit Kashmir but also try Kashmiri food too once in their lifetime.
Kashmir cuisine is very famous for the use of spices. It gives a unique taste and aroma to the food. That makes Kashmir cuisine different from other parts of the country. Veg. to Non-Veg. You will get all sorts of outstanding, tasty cuisine here, which makes your mouth drool.
1. Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh, one of the signature dishes of Kashmir. A must-try dish. If you are non. The vegetarian lover, then this is the one. They prepared Rogan Josh using the slow-cooking method with authentic spices. It is a lamb curry with a strong Aroma of spices that makes your mouth watery. It’s a healthy, low-fat dish. It’s better when served with rice and naan.
Yakhni, another delicious Kashmiri cuisine that includes two main ingredients other than succulent pieces of meat Yoghurt and saffron(Kesar). The light, silky smooth curry with flavors of spices such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger is an absolute treat for non-veg. lover. Have this lavishing Kashmiri potato rice.
3. Dum Olav/Dum Aloo
Dum Aloo is a potato-based curry, ‘Dum’ means slow-cooked and ‘Olav’ means potatoes simmered in a yogurt-based gravy flavor with dry fennel seeds, cardamom powder, dry ginger. A must-try dish of traditional Kashmir pandit cuisine.
If you haven’t drunk this in Kashmiri khawa, then you missed the primary thing. Khawa or Kashmiri khawa is an authentic traditional exotic tea, which contains Kashmiri green tea leaves, nuts, saffron, cinnamon, cloves, etc, along with dry fruits prepared in a brass kettle. It is mandatory to have a kawa in Kashmir when you are in Kashmir.
5. Aab Gosht
Another famous dish is hailing from Kashmir. An authentic lavish dish where mutton pieces are cooked in a milk-based gravy with a lot of spices cooked till the succulent meat tears right from the bone. A treat to all mutton lovers. Just taste it with saffron rice.
6. Lyodur Tschaman
Lyodur Tschaman is a traditional Kashmiri pandits household dish. ‘lyodur’ means yellow (basically due to turmeric used in it) and ‘tschaman’ means cottage cheese (paneer) infused with cream and few soft spices. Who said Kashmiri cuisine is all about non-veg. Try this dish. Creamy yellow gravy with chunks of paneer in it.
Here is another dish made in Yogurt. Goshtaba is a traditional Kashmiri Curry of spices, spongy meatballs infused or cooked in a yogurt gravy. This is usually prepared for an important ceremony. It is best served with rice or naan.
8. Shab Deg
Shab Deg is an authentic traditional kofta curry dish. It is one of the oldest most famous dishes in Kashmir. It is cooked with a slow cooking method in a deg( a big cooking pot). Mutton mixed or infused in ingredients like fennel seeds, caraway seed, pure ghee, saffron, etc, left to cook overnight. This dish is rich in every manner. Best served with rice, naan, or sheermal.
9. Rajma Gogji
Rajma gogji or Kashmiri rajma is a quick and instant recipe to prepare. This dish is full of protein, low in fat, and high in flavor. The turnip in beans makes this dish an ideal dish. It is a perfect comfort food.
10. Kong Phirin
Kong Phirin is a unique sweet dish served in Kashmir homes. ‘kong’ means saffron ‘phirin’ means sweet pudding made out of semolina, milk, sugar, nuts, etc. This is a creamy sweet delicious dessert to finish off a tasty meal.
Qabargaah or popularly known as Tabakhmaaz one of the most popular dish of Kashmir. Lamb ribs are prepared with milk butter and ground recipes. This recipe is a must ato all Kashmiri celebrations.
12. Kashmiri Pulao
Kashmiri Pulao, a simple yet delicious traditional rice dish. Kashmiri pulao is an astonishing rice pulao made with nuts and dried fruits, saffron, etc. It is so colorful with a wonderful topping of fried onions, raisins on it. A perfect dish we can say.
13. Muji Gaad
Muji Gaad is a unique Kashmiri-style fish curry cooked along with some radish. This is a simple and easy dish with gravy best served with steamed rice.
Matschgand is a well-known Kashmiri cuisine. A dish of meatballs soaked in spicy red gravy which contains red chilly, fennel seeds, ginger, cumin seeds, asafetida, etc. That makes the dish a perfect dish.
15. Haak Saag
Haak Saag is the healthiest typical Kashmiri pandit dish of green cooked in mustard oil, asafoetida, dried chilies. It is one of the popular dishes across Kashmir. It’s a soupy and very aromatic dish.
16. Veth Chaman
Veth Chaman or Kashmiri Veth Chaman is a typical Kashmiri recipe in which paneer(cottage cheese) is cooked in Yoghurt, fennel seeds, and tomato Curry. It traditional dish prepared by Kashmiri pandits. This recipe uses no onions or garlic. It is easy to make this dish and very pleasing to eat.
17. Modur Pulao
Modur Pulao is a Kashmiri sweet pulao prepared using dry fruits and nuts. It uses a lot of ghee and is cooked in milk or cream, which makes it so rich and delicious. Everyone must try this dish you all going to love it.
18. Nadru Yakhni
Nadru Yakhni is also a familiar Kashmiri dish that is prepared in Yogurt along with lotus stem and some aromatic spices like cardamom, bay leaf, etc. Best serve it along with plain rice or naan.
19. Ruwangan Tahanan
Ruwangan Tschaman is also one of the most popular dishes. It is delicious Kashmiri-style paneer in tomato gravy. In this, they don’t use onion and garlic. It is prepared using very few ingredients, but the flavor, Aroma, make your mouth drool. It is best served with rice.
Khambir is a traditional bread, that is brown with a thick crust. Khambir is served with tea. People also eat it with vegetables or other items. It is one of the popular staple food in Kashmir.