Kashmir is blessed with an abundance of natural and breathtaking views. It's true that Kashmir is heaven on Earth. Being so beautiful place, it is also blessed with rich authentic cuisine. The premium species used to make authentic Kashmiri cuisine are cardamom; black pepper, Kashmir chilies, ginger, cloves, saffron, and the list goes on. The Kashmiri cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian, because of the freezing temperature of Kashmir, but few vegetarian delicacies are mind-blowing too. The Kashmiri cuisine is inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Mughals, Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims. The beautiful state of Kashmir is not only famous for its beauty and serenity but the state also offers authentic non-vegetarian dishes too. The Kashmiri food is basically a perfect blend of species which will give you an incredible experience of dining in Kashmir. So this time when you plan a vacation at Kashmir, try these heavenly recipes at Kashmir and give you taste bud an unforgettable sensation. Read more:-Do You Plan To Trip To Srinagar, Kashmir?
Mutton Rogan Josh
This is the most loved Kashmiri cuisine. This cuisine was introduced by Mughals to the Kashmiris. It is a lamb dishes prepared with authentic Kashmiri spices. This is a must try dish for meat lovers. The Mutton Rogan Josh is prepared predominantly with various spices; yogurt browned onion. It looks and tastes royal. This dish is amazing at the taste but very high in calories. The aroma of Mutton Rogan Josh will drive you crazy and it can be twinned with rice and Chapatti both.
It is a sweetened Kashmiri rice. The prime ingredients used in the preparation of Modur Pulav are saffron, rice, milk, ghee, dry fruits, and sugar. The distinctive taste of Modur Pulav will full your stomach, but your tongue will crave for more. This is a healthy dish with a sweet taste. It is considered to be healthy because of saffron as its main ingredient and it helps to keep the body warm in the freezing temperature of Kashmir. Saffron is even cultivated in Kashmir itself. Read more:-Food Favorites to Taste on an Old Delhi Food Tour
The aroma of this Kashmiri cuisine is seductive. It is a heavenly dish for meat lovers. It is prepared with the minced meatballs, cooked in thick curry. The curry is red, rich and spicy in taste. This Kashmiri dish will make you fall in love with Kashmiri cuisine again and again. This can be best served with jeera rice. Rice is the staple food of Kashmir.
Yakhni or Yoghurt Lamb Curry
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When you are in Kashmir, then not trying Yakhni would be a sin to meat lovers. The mouthwatering Kashmiri cuisine is basically a lamb cooked in yogurt gravy. The prime ingredient used for the aromatic effects of this Kashmiri cuisine is mawal flowers, onion, dry mint leaves, and cardamoms. The juicy mutton bites are marinated and mixed with curd gravy along with turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, and salt is something treat to your taste bud. This dish is better combined with steamed rice.
Kashmiri Muji Gaad
This dish is a perfect blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. The two prime ingredients of this authentic Kashmiri cuisine are fish and radish. Made during festivals like Gaaada Bata, the preparation has a unique taste because of local spices and herbs used in it. This dish is an amalgamation of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items as the taste of fish and lotus stem blend together to give it a unique taste while hot spices and herbs add to it's unique yet amazing flavor and aroma. Read more:-Best Food Places for Seafood Lovers in Kolkata
The Kashmiri cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian, but the dum Olav is a vegetarian treat. It is dum aloo in Kashmiri style. Dum Aaloo is cooked with yogurt, ginger powder, fennel, and other hot spices to give it a unique flavor and aroma. This main course Kashmiri dish is twined best with rice and Chapattis.
This Kashmiri cuisine is popularly known as Dish for the kings. This authentic Kashmiri cuisine is prepared minced mutton, grounded spices, and yogurt. This dish is the prime attraction of every function and festival in Kashmir. This royal taste will fill your stomach, but the tongue will ask for more.
Tabak Maaz (fried mutton chops)
This is the Kashmiri version of American and British mutton chops. The fried mutton chops are mixed with salt and chilies it is very spicy so hard to resist.
This Kashmiri cuisine is a heavenly preparation for vegetarians. It is basically cottage cheese cooked in thick gravy along with turmeric base. This is among everyday food in every household of Kashmir. Read more:-Best Street Foods in Lucknow That You Cannot Miss Out On!
Tehar (yellow rice)
This yellow rice is specially prepared with the main ingredient as saffron. It is prepared on a religious and special occasion in Kashmir. It is mostly combined with dum aloo and it is pure vegetarian preparation.
Tea lovers can try this Kashmiri version of the new lip-smacking beverage. It is prepared by adding butter and salt to tea, sometimes pieces of yak meat are also added to it! Have it the way you like. It's an important part of the Kashmiri food cuisine, especially in the colder areas of Leh and Ladakh.
It is pan-shaped local bread with a thick crust made from local whole wheat and it is served with butter tea which is prepared by adding salt and butter to tea. This is the most distinctive feature of Kashmiri cuisine, especially in Ladakh. So this vacation plan a foodie vacation to the heaven on earth and enjoy the Kashmiri mouth-watering delicacies and add one more reason to visit Kashmir again and again. Read more:-Travel Advice for People Travelling to Pakistan.