8 Amazing Foods of Jammu
8 Amazing Foods of Jammu
1) Rogan josh
It consists of lamb cooked in red onion gravy and malav petals of Kashmir. This dish is a huge hit with people who like their food spicy hot. The combination of hot spices and the red colour derived from maval, the dried flower of the cockscomb plant make it a treat for both the eyes and toungue. “Rogan” and “Josh” have literal meanings. Rogan means the meat and Josh means the passion.
It consists of Small lamb dumplings in an onion, chili and saffron gravy. This traditional recipe consists of lamb meatballs made with minced meat and poached in turmeric water to cook in a stock.
3) Kashmiri Haakh
It consist of traditional Kashmiri collard green that is grown in lake water and known for its bitter sharp taste, haakh is collard green cooked with fennel.
4) Abak Maaz
It consist of Lamb ribs with turmeric, cinnamon and saffron The front ribs of a fatty goat poached in moval essence, spices and fennel and then seared in ghee makes tabak maas, the Kashmiri lamb chops worth a try.
5) Khubani ka halwa
It consists of Fresh apricot pudding with dry fruits. Certain must have if you have a sweet tooth and want to taste what the local sweet dish.
It is a multi-course meal in Kashmiri cuisine, the preparation of which is considered an art and a point of pride in Kashmiri Muslim culture and identity. Almost all the dishes are meat-based using lamb or chicken. It is popular throughout Kashmir, besides being served in India at major hotels and Restaurants. Wazwan is also served internationally at Kashmiri food festivals and reunions.
7) Bom Chount
Right from ancient times bum choonth has a great importance in our food. It is prepared on festivals, shrads and other occasions in addition to the normal days. It is believed that it is one of the rare things which is not available in the heaven so on shrads, it is prepared as a bhog for the ancestors. In addition to this, it has medicinal value also.
8) Modur pulav
It consists of sweetened Kashmiri rice heated which is usually served with coconut. The preparation is quite tenacious as the rice has to be heated slow sometimes the whole night before the morning it is consumed. To sweeten it grounded sugar is used.
So, if you happen to visit Kashmir, do make sure that you taste these local delicacies and break the boredom of your day to day food stuff. However make sure that your body is able to digest spicy food as asking for bland food in Kashmir is as good as asking for a heater in desert!