delicacies of kashmir

16 famous food of Kashmir you should try

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The beautiful Indian state Kashmir is not only famous for its scenic view but also for its mouth-watering delicacies. Kashmiri food has a royal and rich flavor as they use spices like fennel, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and saffron. Kashmiri food is highly influenced by Mughals and that’s why mutton, chicken, and fish are their prime ingredients but it has few vegetarian dishes also on the menu.  

Check out the most popular Kashmiri food dishes that you must try at least once in a lifetime. 

Rogan Josh – Rogan Josh is one of the trademark recipes of Kashmir cuisine. It is originated by Mughals in India. It is a healthy low-fat dish made using mutton, browned onions, spices, and yogurt. It can be served with rice or naan. 

Kashmiri dish
Food of Kashmir

ModurPulav – ModurPulav is the famous dish of Kashmir that is prepared by adding rice in milk along with saffron, ghee, and cinnamon. The rice dish is embellished with a lot of dry fruits like cashews, almonds, and raisins. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Matschgand – Mastschgand is a non-vegetarian dish of minced meat cooked in a spicy red gravy. It is a dish having a variety of spices and herbs that makes it one of the most flavourful dishes of Kashmir. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Yakhni – Yakhni is a popular dish of Kashmir that includes yogurt. In Yakhni, basically lamb is prepared in the gravy of yogurt, mawal flowers, onion paste, and dry mint leaves. This delicious dish is served with rice. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Dum Olav – Dum Olav or Dum Aaloo is one of the most famous dishes of Kashmiri cuisine. Prepared with potatoes cooked in yogurt, ginger powder, fennel, and spices. It is best served with chapatis or naan. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Kashmiri MujiGaad – Kashmiri MujiGaad is the famous dish of Kashmir that is served on special occasions and festivals in December. It’s a fish food having some vegetarian items. It is eaten with rice and Haakh. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

AabGosht – AabGosht is one of the best mutton dishes of Kashmir that can be made in two ways, either Kashmiri or Iranian. In Kashmir, it is made with milk and spices including cardamom and black pepper. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Goshtaba – Goshtaba is a royal traditional dish originated by kings. It is usually made on occasions in households of Kashmir. It is prepared by minced mutton balls cooked in yogurt gravy and different spices.

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

LyodurTschaman – LyodurTschaman is a vegetarian dish. It is cooked with cottage cheese in creamy turmeric-based gravy. It is cooked almost every day in every household of Kashmir. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Momos – Momos is the dish originated by Tibetan and further modulated by Nepalese. These are small white flour dumplings that are steamed with vegetable fillings. The filling can be made with ground meat also.

kashmiri dish
Food of Kashmir

Thukpa – Thukpa is a kind of noodle soup in which vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, spinach, cauliflower, and celery,  are added. If you’re a non-veg lover you can relish chicken Thukpa also. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Khambir – Khambir is the pan-shaped local bread that is served with butter tea. It is the brown color bread having thick crust. It is made from local wheat and usually served at breakfast. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Herbal Tea – Herbal tea is the best beverage of Kashmir that is prepared by using fresh green tea leaves, salt, and butter. It has numerous health benefits. It is also called as Kahwa.

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Paba – Paba is a traditional dish of Kashmir that is made of peas and wheat. The dough is made by using roasted flour of wheat, barley, buckwheat, peas, and black beans. It is a very healthy dish. 

Thenthuk –  It is a kind of noodle soup made from a variety of vegetables, meat, mutton, and wheat flour. Chilli powder can be used to make it spicy. It is usually served at dinner. 

Food of Kashmir
Food of Kashmir

Butter Tea – Butter tea is one of the famous dishes of Kashmir that has its origin in Tibet. It is prepared by adding salt and butter in the tea. To add more flavor in it,  yak meat known as Kashmir’s wazman is added.

All these are the best dishes from Kashmir. Next time when you get a chance to travel to lush green valleys of Kashmir, don’t forget to try all these Kashmiri cuisines.

Sunidhi Garg

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