12 Dishes You Can’t Miss If You Are Traveling To Kashmir

12 Dishes You Can’t Miss If You Are Traveling To Kashmir

This heaven on Earth has heavenly food and if that doesn’t leave you with licked fingers and smacked lips then we wonder what will! This crown of the nation has taste, which burst in your mouth and takes you to paradise. Kashmiri dishes that is enriched with desi ghee, red chili powder, and other dry spices is oh-so-gooooood!

If you have ever had Wazan, the Kashmiri multi-course meal, you’d know what is this fuss all about. The best about this cuisine is that there are numerous ingredients mixed in the food and you can still taste every single one of the.

Due to its climatic conditions, the food is majorly non-vegetarian. Not complaining! All we can wonder right now is that why were we not born in the state.

Here is a list of 12 Kashmiri dishes that are tremendously delicious.

1. Rogan Josh


Rogan Josh

If you are in Kashmir, you cannot miss this dish. It is the signature dish and the best one in the whole country. For all the meat lovers, it is a must-try. As the Mughals entered the country, they brought some rich food culture along with them and it has stayed in the country or good. Try it with naan or rice and you will end up wanting more with each bite. The goodness of grounded spices makes it irresistible.

2. Modur Pulav


Sweetened rice prepared with cinnamon, a little saffron, milk, ghee, sugar, cashew nuts, almonds, and green cardamom takes you to heaven. One bite and you are left with a foodgasm. The best part about the pulav is that it is an authentic Kashmiri dish because even the saffron used in it is grown in Kashmir only. You would have never tasted the distinct taste of the rice. Moreover, we can’t even start to describe the gorgeous color of the rice.

3. Matschgand

Rogan Josh

Still single?

Haven’t you felt the feel of seduction ever in your life?

Take a bit of Matschgand and get to know what seduction feels like!

The way your taste buds feel after digging in this dish that is exactly how your body will feel after a dose of seduction.

This dish will help you meet the gluttony side of you! Minced meatballs will melt in your mouth and give you some major feels. Try having it with jeera rice for complete pleasure.

4. Yogurt Lamb Curry

Yogurt Lamb Curry

This authentic delicacy is cooked in yogurt as the name suggests. The mix ofmawal flowers, black and green cardamoms, onion paste and dry mint leaves with aromatic fennel seeds give a flavorsome taste to it. If you are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, your trip will be incomplete if you don’t have Yakhni with steamed rice. It is a perfect combination for a wholesome meal.

5. Dum Aaloo


Don’t worry, Kashmir has options for vegetarians as well and they are equally delicious. The unique flavor of Dum Aaloo is due to its deep cooking in yogurt, ginger powder, fennel, and other hot spices. You can have this all-time favorite dish with a plain chapatti or a naan and the flavors will blast in your mouth.

6. Kashmiri Muji Gaad

Kashmiri Muji Gaad

This dish of hot spices and herbs is just phenomenal. This dish is a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian elements. Meat is cooked with radish or lotus stem to give it an enriched taste. This dish is made during the festival ‘Gaaada Bata’ in December and if you are having it, know that it is a sign of celebration around you! The dish has a unique taste because of local spices and herbs used in it.

7. Aab Gosht

Aab Gosht

Okay, we know this list is majorly about meat but we can’t help it. Kashmiri food is famous for its variety of meat dishes. There are over 30 dishes that feature meat as the main hero. This one is one of them. Aab Ghost can be prepared in two ways, Kashmiri and Iranian. Kashmiri Aab Ghost is prepared in milk and several spices including cardamom and black pepper.

8. Goshtaba


We think Kashmiris are obsessed with yogurt as they cook most of their minced meatballs in yogurt. This dish is similar. Goshtaba is also known as a dish for the kings. Yogurt gravy full of spices is cooked on royal occasions and the royal taste is going to urge you to eat more and more of it.

9. Khambir


It is basically a local bread that has pan shape and has the thick crust to itself. It is made up of whole wheat and can serve with butter tea. If you are wondering what a butter tea is then let us help you out. It is a combination of butter and salt.

10. Lyodur Tschaman


Lyodur Tschaman

Who said Kashmiri food was all about meat? We didn’t! This veggie treasure is proof. This purely vegetarian dish is basically cottage cheese in turmeric gravy. This dish is an everyday dish in most households. It has plenty of flavors in it and you cannot miss this one when you visit Kashmir next.

11. Sheer Chai

Sheer Chai

This pink colored tea is not what it looks like. It’s no Starbucks drink. It has a rich and creamy texture to itself and is cook with special tea leaves along with bicarbonate of soda. It is then simmered to have a concentrated tea of red color. On the addition of milk, it turns pink.

12. Kahwah


Now that you have gone through the heavy delicacies of Kashmir, let us take you through the special tea of Kashmir. After all, we all need something that helps us digest all of the above, right? This is a herbal green tea brew with saffron spices, almonds, and walnut topped with almonds, cinnamon, and saffron strands.

You may find 20 different varieties of this one specific drink in Kashmir itself.

These delicacies are as beautiful as the nature of the state. We mean beautiful by its visual and taste both. You cannot miss these Kashmiri dishes whenever you are visiting Kashmir.

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