10 Famous Food Of Kashmir For Unforgettable Culinary Experience

Paradise on Earth, Kashmir is not only dotted with mesmerizing beauty but is famous for its aromatic dishes that leave a lasting memory of the best culinary experience. The flavourful platter of the state includes vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes that are majorly influenced by the recipes from Kashmiri Pandits and the Mughal Era. 

Famous food of Kashmir bursts with rich aroma and flavors of whole spices such as saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and fennel. 

Famous Dishes of Kashmir

From traditional Kashmiri Wazwan to quintessential Kahwa, the range of delectable assortment is wide. Seduce your taste buds with the list of famous food of Kashmir!

1. Rogan Josh

2. Goshtaba

3. Dum Aloo

4. Kashmiri Rajma

5. Naat Yakhni

6. Kashmiri Saag

7. Modur Pulao

9. Khatte Baingan

10. Aab Gosht

Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh - Dish of Kashmir

An aromatic lamb curry, Rogan Josh is one of the iconic dishes of Kashmir that is a must-try especially for all mutton lovers out there. The rich aroma and luscious taste of melting in mouth meat are derived from the finest recipes of the Mughals. Topping the chart of popular food of Kashmir, Rogan Josh gained more popularity around the globe as apart from being super healthy, this scrumptious dish has magical flavors that tantalize the taste buds. Try this signature dish of Kashmir with Kashmiri roti, rice, or naan. 


Goshtaba - Dish of Kashmir

Kashmiri’s have a fondness for red meat and it is apparent in the most famous Kashmiri recipes. Goshtaba is yet another traditional mutton recipe of Kashmir that is a must in all royal parties. Spicy meatballs cooked in yogurt gravy have a luscious taste and a rich aroma that can leave you drooling. What makes Goshtaba stand out is the use of exotic Kashmiri spices and a unique method of cooking. The dish for the Kings, as they call it, trying Goshtaba should be on your list of things to do in Kashmir.

Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo - Dish of Kashmir

Who doesn’t like to eat potatoes? Kashmiri Dum Aloo is the answer to all your potato cravings. Dunked in the goodness of rich yogurt gravy, baby potatoes burst with some amazing flavors that stay on the tongue till eternity. Like Oprah Winfrey says, my idea of heaven is potatoes and someone to share it with; don’t miss out on this traditional Kashmiri dish on your trip to Kashmir. Dum Aloo’s have all heavenly elements to satiate your craving.

Kashmiri Rajma

Kashmiri Rajma - Dish of Kashmir

A mouthwatering Rajma curry made in the rich spices of Kashmir is definitely worth trying. There are basically three types of Rajma found in the Indian market; Chitra, Kashmiri, and red kidney beans, and Kashmiri Rajma are considered to be the best and most popular because of their sweet and delicious taste. The taste of Kasmiri kidney beans accentuates when it is cooked in onion and tomato gravy blended in aromatic spices like cardamom and cinnamon. Kashmiri Style is yet another popular dish of Kashmir that is totally divine!

Naat Yakhni

Naat Yakhni - Dish of Kashmir

Another iconic dish of Kashmir, Naat Yakhni is made with mutton in yogurt gravy that is absolutely a delight for mutton lovers. This famous food of Kashmir has a dash of exotic flavors of unique ingredients such as mawal flowers, typical Kashmiri spices, mint leaves, and onion gravy. Typically served with rice, this signature recipe of Kashmir has a juicy gravy that is extremely light on the stomach.

Kashmiri Saag

Kashmiri Saag - Dish of Kashmir

Also famous as Karam Saag, Kashmiri Haak, or Nadru Yakhni, the taste of Kashmiri Saag is as unique as its popular names. One of the most unique inventions of Kashmiri culinary culture, this popular side dish of Kashmir is simple to cook and healthy to eat. Typically a Kashmiri Pandit dish, Kashmiri Saag is made with spinach, cooked in mustard oil, and spiked with cloves and a few spices to add a zing. Don’t forget to try it!

Modur Pulao

Modur Pulao - Dish of Kashmir

Kashmiri sweet pulao with the goodness of milk and dry fruits, Modur Pulao is one of the most delicious dishes of Kashmir. This Kashmiri delicacy is flavored with the world-famous Kashmiri saffron that also adds a yellow tinge to the aromatic sweet basmati rice preparation. For all the people with a sweet tooth, Modur Pulao of Kashmir is absolutely worth satiating your sweet cravings. Do try this famous food of Kashmir!

Kashmiri Muji Gaad

Kashmiri Muji Gaad - Dish of Kashmir

Every place has some festive dish and Kashmiris always celebrate the festivals of Kashmir by cooking Kashmiri Muji Gaad. This traditional dish of Kashmir has goodness of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian ingredients which makes it immensely popular. Made with fish and a lotus stem, this famous food of Kashmir has a unique taste that is not found anywhere else. So make sure to try Kashmiri Muji Gaad when you are in Kashmir. 

Khatte Baingan

Khatte Baingan - dish of Kashmir

Golden fried eggplant blended in a thick, sour gravy is all you need to put your hunger pangs at bay. Khatte Baingan, as the name suggests is a tangy Kashmiri preparation that adds zing to feasts and ceremonies. Served as a side dish in Kashmir, it is definitely worth trying for people who love aubergines as this Kashmiri-style recipe is out of the world.

Aab Gosht

Aab Gosht - dish of Kashmir

In Kashmir, you can’t do without mutton and therefore most of the typical Kashmiri dishes involve extensive preparation of luscious mutton gravies. Aab Gosht is yet another famous food of Kashmir that is made with mutton and super ingredients like milk, cardamom, and black pepper. The melting lamb skin laced in tender flavors of gravy has left you drooling. Isn't it? Do try Aab Gosht of Kashmir and if possible, get it packed for me:) Kidding!

With a large variety of mutton dishes in Kashmir to a unique vegetarian assortment, you can’t get enough of heavenly Kashmiri dishes until you visit paradise on earth. Book your flights, hotels, and tour packages at Adortip to get exciting offers. You can also plan your own trip with our circuit planner tool. With us, nothing is far!

--- Published By  Shradha Mehra