Which are the famous local dishes in Srinagar?
Posted on Dec 13, 2013 by sushma.yadav
Kashmir is a foodies delight, For those of you who simply love non vegetarian food the list is endless. Even vegetarians will not be disappointed there is a lot for them as well. Kashmiri cuisine is largely categorize into Pandit cusine and the one prepared by Muslms namely “ Wazwan”.
Pandit Cuisine is bound to tickle your taste with many dishes. For meat lovers dishes like Rogan Josh( Meat in red gravy), Yakhni(Meat in Yoghurt gravy), Matschgand, Qeleeya, Mujh Gaad (fish and raddish)etc are a great delight and vegetarians need not worry as dishes like Monji Haak/Gogji Haak, Nadir Yakhin, Dum Olav( potatoe dish in red gravy), Gogji Raazma( Turnip and Kidney Beans Gravy), Modur Pulaav Tschok Wangan( sour Brinjals) Lyodur Tschaman ( Cheese cooked in Yoghurt)etc will definitely satisfy your taste buds and tummy.
Wazwan the Muslim Cusine is bound to stun you by its sheer variety. With more than 30 non-vegetarian dishes prepared under the guidance of Master chef Vasta-Waza, choosing what to eat is mind boggling. Some delicacies like: Gustaba, Rista, both delicious meat balls made in different kind of gravies, Tabak Maaz flat pieces of meat cooked until crisp are a must try for others you have to visit the city,
You need not worry about cold weather with a cup of Kahwa or Noon Chai. Two hot drinks , unique to the valley. “Kahwa” a kind of green tea garnished with almonds and cardamoms will tantalize you with its unique taste. Sheer Chai/Noon Chai amazing a tea with salt, light pink in colour it has a flavor of its own.
Kandur- The traditional Kashmiri Baker:
This city of Srinagar will surprise you with its own unique bakery called-Kandur in local language. Here you can get a variety of baked breads typical to Kashmir, Lavasa- similar to Naan. Telvor, which will remind you of bun. Modur and Noon kulchi – something like sweet and salty big biscuits etc
There is a food street in LalChowk, near the KMD Bus Stand in Srinagar where you can go to relish the local food in Srinagar. So what are you waiting for come and relish the aroma of Kashmir.