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10 Famous Dishes of Jammu and Kashmir You Must Check Out in Your Next Visit

on April 18, 2019

The crown of India is not only pleasant to the eyes but also have wonders for your taste buds. The delicious cuisines of Jammu and Kashmir will leave your stomach stuffed and your tongue craving for more and more. 


The amazing state of Kashmir is not just popular for its beautiful location but the state also provides some authentic non-veg dishes too.  Kashmiri cuisine’s food is mild in taste and filled with flavors with high heavy use of spices like fennel, cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and saffron. Kashmiri cuisine is predominantly inspired by Mughals non-veg dishes, chicken, mutton, or fish is used as the main ingredient in these recipes but there are delicacies for vegetarians too!


Dishes of Jammu and Kashmir


Here are our picks for the top 10 dishes of Jammu and Kashmir:


  • Yakhni or Yoghurt Lamb Curry


This one is another authentic dish from Jammu and Kashmiri cuisine that can tempt you to take a bit in just one look. Made with squishy and marinated lamb, yogurt, and spices, this one is an easy to cook meal.  You only require giving the dish a bit of intimate time on a low flame for the ideal cook. After cooking mutton add the spices and let them blend thoroughly. Leave if for five minutes on low flame and that it, Yakhni is ready to be gulped down.


  • Rogan Josh


Originated in Persia, Rogan Josh is an extremely popular and common dish in Kashmir. This mouth-watering dish includes the juicy lamb prepared with ghee with a blend of spices, garlic, onion, and yogurt. Mughals were the ones who introduced the concept of Rogan Josh in India. This royal dish has an undeniable mouth-watering fragrance. Right now you can get Rogan Josh in a lot of different varieties.


  • Dum Olav


After the above two non-veg dishes here is a veggie delight for you. Famous by the name of Dum Aloo, this one is a slurrpy dish from the cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir. It is prepared and eaten in a lot of different ways in north India. Dum Olav the Kashmiri version of Dum Aloo is prepared with the boiled potatoes fried in oil and then cooked with a sauted blend of onion, tomatoes, garlic, and other spices. You can enjoy Dum Olav with parathas and naan.


  • Kashmiri Muji Gaad


Though the name of this Kashmiri dish might sound a bit weird, it actually gives a real juicy flavor. The Kashmiri Muji Gaad is a popular dish in the non-vegetarian platter of Kashmiri cuisine.  This dish is made from freshwater fishes fried with a sauted blend of onion, tomatoes, and green chilies. To increase its flavors, chopped lotus stem and radish are included to it.


  • Matschgand


Another amazing dish from the Jammu and Kashmiri cuisine, Matschgand is a dish made for all the ardent meat lovers. It is a dish that awakes esurience of every meat lover. It is made from the minced meatballs which are dipped in the spicy gravy that are all ready to be devoured. If you do not like eating mutton then the boneless chicken version of this dish might be the thing for you, so make sure to check both of them out.


  • Goshtaba


Goshtaba is one of the royal dishes of this state. In the past eras, it was prepared for the Royals in the Kashmir. It is a mutton based dish that consists of minced mutton and spices like cardamom, chili powder, cloves, and oil. This dish can make anyone go bananas with its appetizing flavor and amazing fragrance. 


  • Aab Gosht

For the sizable populace of Jammu and Kashmir Mutton is the staple diet, and that is why it is a vital part of its cuisine. Aab Gosht also known as Kashmiri Biriyani because of its combination with rice is a palatable dish of Kashmir. It is mostly eaten on special occasions like Weddings and Eid. Without tasting this you can’t say you have tasted the real Kashmiri cuisine.


  • Lyodur Tschaman


Lyodur Tschaman is an amazing dish for all the vegans out there. If you were thinking you are not going to find a pure vegetarian dish in Jammu and Kashmir then this dish will clear all your doubts. This dish is just a soft cottage cheese made in the turmeric gravy blended with chilies to improve their flavors. Eat it with rice and you are bound to never forget its taste.


  • Modur Pulav


At first, it may seem like a name to a Bengali dish to a lot of peoples but, it is not so. Madur Pulav is a part of Kashmiri cuisine. The base of this dish is rice and it is prepared by using cardamom, oil, sugar, milk, and saffron. Including milk does not turn it into kheer. It is slightly sweetened Kashmiri rice that is bound to leave you in awe in just one bite.


  • Khambir


This one is simple pan shaped bread with a thick crest; it is prepared with whole wheat and is usually served with tea. It is ideal for breakfast.


With this our list of 10 best dishes in Jammu and Kashmir is concluded, so if you are planning a visit to the crown of our country make sure to check these dishes out!