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Savour these 5 mouth watering dishes when you are in J&K

Last Updated on November 23, 2021 at 6:23 pm

The beauty of Jammu and Kashmir is not only a pleasure to eyes but the traditional food of the northern region is also a treat to taste buds. One must try different dishes of J&K that are varied and come in different flavors. Not only non-vegetarian but even the veg dishes are known throughout the world for the taste they offer.

To name few, here is the list of some mouth-watering dishes of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajma Chawal

One of the most popular veg dishes is Rajma Chawal. This simple Indian dish consists of red beans (rajma) and cooked rice (chawal). Rajma is traditionally made with onions and tomato puree which acts as a gravy. Rajma chawal can be flavored with a variety of spices such as chili peppers, cinnamon, bay leaves, ginger, garlic, coriander, and cumin. One can enjoy this in lunch or dinner.

Kaladi Kulcha

Kaladi is basically matured cheese which served with the choice of bread but preferably kulcha’s. Kaladi Kulcha is a traditional dish from Udhampur district of Jammu. Kaladi is a type of dense cheese that is usually made from cow’s or buffalo’s milk and is salted while serving. It is popular across the world, a type of which is only made in the state of Jammu. A super quick and yummy dish that you can savour in no more than ten minutes and is a must-try authentic dish from the region.

Rogan Josh

Rogan Joash is the delicious signature dish of Kashmir. Rogan Josh is an aromatic lamb curry made with the fusion of various spices, yogurt, and browned onions. A healthy low-fat dish, it is best savored with rice or naan bread. The stew is characterized by tender meat and a thick, fiery red sauce coming from deseeded Kashmiri chillies.  The name of the dish is derived from two words: rogan, meaning clarified butter oroil, andjosh, referringtopassion orheat.

Kashmiri Gaad

This is served on special occasions and festivals in the month of December in Kashmir. The dish is made up of fish prepared generally with radish or nadur. It is the perfect blend of fish and lotus stems, marinated in an array of flavorful spices that are sure to tingle one’s taste buds with joy. Muji Gaad is best enjoyed with rice and Haakh.


Goshtaba is a traditional Indian curry originating from the Kashmir region. Goshtaba is a traditional delicacy originated as the dish for kings and has a royal taste. Therefore, it is made on royal occasions in the Kashmir household. The curry consists of mutton meatballs simmered in spicy yogurt gravy. It’s made with a combination of minced mutton, mustard oil, fennel powder, cumin powder, fenugreek powder, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, black cardamom, cumin seeds, ghee, yogurt, and saffron.