Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent, it has been described by famous Persian poet Amir Khusru “as a paradise on earth”, also called the ‘Switzerland of the East’. Historically, Kashmir became known worldwide when Cashmere wool was exported globally.
‘Kashur khyon’ or Kashmiri Cuisine is influenced by its geographical position, cultural, religious traditions. Wazwan is a multi-course feast and is synonymous with Kashmiri Cuisine. The region offers a wide array of food items, particularly authentic non-veg dishes some of which has become hugely popular globally like the Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Pulao or Phirni or Phiren. Generally, Kashmiri cuisines, most of which are marked with ample use of saffron, turmeric, and yogurt are quite rich in flavour and mild in taste with curries that are light. Dry fruits, and spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and fennel which are generally considered to warm the body are used extensively.
Due to its harsh geographic and climatic conditions dried fruits, vegetables, fish and meats formed an integral part of Kashmiri cuisine through the long winter season, that is changing today with fresh fruits and vegetables becoming more accessible all year round.
At Daana this weekend, you will be savouring some winter delicacies from the region. So, come join us and relish the flavours of this most scenic part of India.