Kashmir is not only about the beautiful scenic view but is also known for its mouthwatering delicacies that are rich in flavor and highly impressive in appearance. A trip to Kashmir is incomplete without tasting Kashmiri Wazwan Recipes. It will fill your stomach but your tongue will crave more. Kashmir has a wide variety of cuisines that you will never forget once tasted. If you are foody and always on a hunt to taste new dishes then you must not miss out on these top 15 cuisines of Kashmir.
This elegant Valley has endless options for your taste other than its beauty and serenity. Check out the list of popular delicious food in Kashmir that everyone must try at least once in their lifetime.
List of 15 Most Popular Delicious Food in Kashmir
1. Mutton Rogan Josh
One of the most popular and delectable dishes in Kashmir is Mutton Rogan josh. It includes chunks of lamb that are cooked with brown onions, yogurt, and spices. It is slightly red due to the presence of Kashmiri red chilies that smells amazing. The spicy flavor of Rogan Josh will leave its taste on your tongue for a long time.
Where to Eat: Ahdoos restaurant in Srinagar, Lhasa Garden Restaurant, and Sunset Boulevard
2. Dum Aloo
You must have tasted Dumaloo at your home and in several hotels, but the flavor of Kashmiri Dumaloo is something special that you will come to know after eating. It is very easy to make Kashmiri Dumaloo which is extremely rich in taste and its taste is something that you cannot forget during your trip to Kashmir. The golden fried potatoes will offer you a crispy savor from the outside and a soft mild taste from the inside.
Where to Eat: Shamyana Restaurants in Srinagar
3. Paneer Chaman
Paneer Chaman is a vegetarian delicacy of Kashmiri People that is loved by every paneer lover. The special thing about this dish is that it is cooked in milk with a rich tomato and green cardamom. Additional species like garam masala, saunf, fennel powder, and ginger powder are added to the dish to give it a unique and magical flavor. The use of milk and curd gives a creamy texture to the dish that is impeccable in taste.
Where to Eat: Wazwan
4. Kashmiri Saag (Haakh)
One of the quintessential dishes in Kashmir during winters is Kashmiri Saag. When paired with Makki ki roti, it offers you an extraordinary taste that fills your mouth and heart with delight. It has a unique taste and texture that you cannot get anywhere. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare this lavish recipe at home. Also, it provides you with nutrients that you must have for a healthy diet.
Where to Eat: Wazwan
5. Nadur Churma
Nadur Churma is a very special Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine made up of Lotus stem. You can find this crunchy snack sold in every street of Kashmir Valley. It can be prepared easily at home and is a must-try Kashmiri cuisine for all. If you have got bored of French fries then have a bite of this crispy & crunchy snack to have an amazing taste.
Where to Eat: At sweet home
6. Aab Gosht
If you are a Mutton lover then you must try Aab Gosht which is cooked in hot and spicy curry with chana dal, green chilies, and coconut milk. The dish can be made in two different ways i.e. Kashmiri and Iranian. The spices like cardamom and black pepper are added to this milky cuisine to offer a rich and incredible taste.
Where to Eat: Shamyana Restaurant
7. Lyodur Tschaman
One of the best food items for vegetarians in Kashmir is Lyodur Tschaman. Here, Lyodur refers to turmeric (yellow color) and Tschaman refers to cottage cheese. It is one of the favorite dishes of Kashmiri pandits where paneer is cooked in milk to have rich tasty gravy. Also, it is a very common dish of Kashmiri people that is cooked in every home.
Where to Eat: Lhasa Restaurant, Kooks Restaurant
For all meat lovers, Yakhni is the most delicious dish that must taste during a trip to Kashmir. It offers a delectable taste of silky smooth curry with bone meat. Yakhni is flavored with black and green cardamoms, onion paste, mawal flowers, fennel seeds, and dry mint leaves. You will miss this taste when you will go back to your home. Consume it with aromatic pulao or rice loaded with dry fruits to have an unforgettable savour.
Where to Eat: Lhasa Restaurants, Shamyana Restaurant
9. Kashmiri Muji Gaad
The dish is mostly served at festivals and occasions of Kashmiri people. Made up of fish with radish or Nadur, Muji Gaad is prepared with lotus stems to give it a special taste. Hot spices and herbs make the taste more amazing with a fantastic aroma.
Where to Eat: Available in restaurants in Gulmarg
10. Kashmiri Roth (Sweet Rotis)
If you are done with your dinner and craving some fantastic desserts then Kashmiri Roth is a must-have cuisine for every tourist. It is a type of roti that is prepared with flour, ghee, and sugar during an auspicious occasion in Kashmir. You must try it once for a sweet taste.
Where to Eat: At sweet home
11. Tabak Maaz
Tabak Maaz is one of the favorite dishes of non-vegetarian lovers in Kashmir. This is prepared using milk, ghee, lamb ribs, and some aromatic spices. The spicy flavor of Tabak Maaz will make you fall in love with it. For all the Wazwaan Fans, this is a must-try cuisine that can be consumed day or night.
Where to Eat: Mughal Darbar
Goshtaba is a famous dish in Kashmir that is consumed after the end of the meal. The dish is prepared with mutton in yogurt gravy with aromatic spices. The royal taste of this dish will fill your stomach but not your desire. It is mostly served on royal occasions and hence called ‘Dish for the Kings’. Don’t forget to taste this authentic dish during your heavenly trip to Kashmir.
Where to Eat: On the Shikara, Dal Lake
Matschgand is prepared for minced meatballs that are cooked in spicy red gravy. All the meat eaters love Matschgand for its fingerlicious taste that is completely indelible. A large variety of spices used in this dish makes it very appealing that it is further garnished with fresh coriander leaves. Let the odor of Matschand seduce your taste buds that have no comparison and are unique in taste.
Where to Eat: Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, Mughal Darbar
14. Modur Pulav
The sweetened Kashmiri rice has got the name Modur Pulav that is prepared using milk, ghee, saffron, green cardamom, sugar, and some dry fruits to give it a matchless taste. The dish is very attractive and also yum in taste. Try Modur Pulav once and I’m sure that you will crave more.
Where to Eat: Pahalgam Hotel, Ahdoos
It is a kind of a dessert made up of wheat flour best served with Sheer Chai. Although it has a neutral taste Kashmiri people love this dish when served with tea. You must try this unique dish on your tour to Kashmir.
Where to Eat: Street shop
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