For all the Lamb or meat lovers, Rogan Josh in Kashmir is a must try. It is an aromatic lamb which is a signature recipe of Kashmiri cuisine. It was introduced in India when the Mughals came here. It has flavours of browned onions, various spices and yoghurt, and is a very healthy low-fat dish. Consume it with naan or rice to have a better taste.
Modhur Pulav is the name which is for the sweetened Kashmiri rice which is made using cinnamon, a little saffron, milk, ghee, sugar, cashew nuts, almonds, green cardamom and various other ingredients. This dish is sweet, flavoured and healthy with saffron as the main spice which gives it a soothing taste and colour. And this saffron which is added in it is grown in Kashmir only. The taste is simply superb and you will crave for it more and more with every bite you consume.
This Kashmiri cuisine will give a soothing taste to your taste buds. This is the best dish for meat eaters, and they must try this Matschgand if you wish to see the gluttony side of your individuality! Matschgand is actually a dish which comprises of minced meatballs which are cooked in spicy red gravy and ghee. This will leave you to go crazy as it is amazing when had with butter naan.
If you wish to see the real food value of Kashmir then tasting this authentic delicacy, is a must. It is a Yakhni which is lamb cooked in yoghurt based gravy. Yakhni has flavours of with mawal flowers, black and green cardamoms, onion paste and dry mint leaves with aromatic fennel seeds. You should consume it with rice and serve it hot for the best taste.
While a number of Kashmiri cuisine dishes are non-vegetarian, there is something special prepared using potatoes for the pure vegetarians. Dum Olav or Dum Aaloo, one of the most famous dishes of Kashmiri food which is loved by the locals over there. Dum Aaloo is cooked by using yoghurt, ginger powder, fennel and other hot spices to give it a unique flavour and aroma. You can serve it with chapatis or naan.
This dish is mostly made on festivals and occasions. It is made using fish. This dish is a combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items as the taste of fish and lotus stem blend together gives you a unique taste with the hot spices and herbs added to it.
These are the famous dishes of Kashmir which you must try when you visit this incredible town.