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KASHMIRI RECIPES

Kashmiri Recipes

Jains the followers of the ancient Indian religion of Jainism are strictly vegetarians. Jainisim is governed with the idea of non-violence or ahimsa. This ideal has had a tremendous influence on India's cuisine, particularly the Jain cusine.

 

A typical Jain diet consists of grains like wheat, rice, lentils or pulses and beans, oil-seeds are recommended as they fall under the category of non-injurious food. They are yielded only when their plants get dried of their own after their age ends. Fruits and vegetables that become ripe on the plants or branches of trees or those that fall on their own after becoming ripe, are used for food.

Jains are strict vegetarians and many also avoid root vegetables as it is violent to plants. They also avoid any type of liquor and wine in their food. Other aspects of their food philosophy is that they regularly offer food to poor people, fast on certain days, do not waste any food, drink filtered water and eat after sunrise and before sunset.

ROGANJOSH RECIPE Non-Vegetarian-Dish

Ingredients

Ginger Powder
1 tbsp
Fennel seeds
1 tbsp
Shahjeera
1 tbsp
Garlic cloves, minced
6
Pepper, red powder
1 tbsp
Cinnamon sticks
2
Cardamoms
6
Cloves
6
Bay leaf
1
Salt to taste
 
Saffron
1 tbsp
Yogurt plain
1 c
Paprika
1 tbsp
Pure hing
1 piece
Ghee
4 tbsp
Lamb, cut int large cubes
2 lbs

Rogan josh recipe

Method

  • Grind together the spices.
  • Soak saffron in yogurt.
  • Heat ghee and fry the lump of hing
  • Add meat and sear on all sides, frying until well browned.
  • Pour in the yogurt and fry until liquid is absorbed.
  • Add a glassful of water and the spices.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until tender.
  • Remove cover and cook until liquid is gone.

KASHMIRI GHOST BIRYANI Non Vegetarian-Dish

Ingredients

Lamb/mutton cubed
1 lb.gms
Cloves
2
Black cardamoms
2 big
Cardamoms
2 small
Cinnamon
1 stick
Bay leaf
1
Cumin seeds
2 tbsps
Corainder powder
2 tbsps
Turmeric powder
1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder
2 tbsps
Nutmeg, ground
1/4
Garam masala powder
2 tbsp
Yogurt
2 tbsps
Cooked basmati rice
3 cups
Saffron mixed with 1 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp
Chopped mint an corainder leaves
1 cup
Pure ghee
4 tbsps

Kashmiri ghost biryani

Method

  • Heat ghee. Fry cloves, black cardamoms, small cardamoms, cinnamon, bay leaf, shahjeera, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, ground nutmeg and garam masala.
  • Add yogurts and stir fry for a minute. Add meat to the masala. Cook meat till it is well browned and the yogurt is absorbed by the meat. Sprinkle in salt to taste.
  • Add water so that mutton is immersed in the gravy. Cook till done. Keep aside.
  • Divide the rice into two portions. Mix saffron with one portion of rice.
  • Add half the meat to it.
  • Add mint and coriander leaves.
  • Cover with white rice and remaining meat.
  • Shut the pot tightly. Cook on a low fire for a few minutes.
  • Turn out upside down in a large serving dish.

DUM NADRU RECIPEVegetarian-Dish

Ingredients

Lotus roots cut diagonally
3 lbs
Red chilli powder
1 tbsp
Potatoes peeled and cubed
2 cups
Corainder powder
2 tbsp
Peas
2 cups
Ginger
1 inch
Mustard oil
3 tbsp
Ginger powder a pinch of asafetida
1 tbsp
Sugar
2 tbsp
Cloves
4 pieces
Garam masala
1 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tbsp
A bunch of hara cilantro leaves
Green chilli
1
Salt to taste

Dum nadru recipe

Method

  • Fry the lotus roots and potatoes till light brown and set aside.
  • In the remaining oil, splutter the asafetida, cloves, cumin seeds and add the lotus roots, potatoes and peas.
  • Add a cup of salt water and the rest of the spices.
  • Allow to simmer for fifteen minutes till soft.
  • The vessel should be lifted and the vegetables tossed lightly from time to time.
  • When done, garnish with hara coriander.

KAHVI RECIPE Vegetarian-Dish

Ingredients

Water
5 1/2 cups
Sugar to taste
5 tbsp
Cinnamon powder
1/2 tbsp
Green cardamom powder
1/2 tbsp
Saffron
6 strands
Kahva tea or lipton green label tea
2 tbsp
Almonds powdered
1-2 tbsp

Kahvi recipe

Method

  • Boil the water with sugar, cinnamon and the green cardamom powder for 5-10 minutes till the color of the water is brown and the water emits a good fragrance.
  • Add the tea leaves, remove from flame, cover with lid and let stand for 3-5 minutes till the tea brews.
  • Pour into warmed cups and add teaspoon powdered almonds in each cup.
  • Serve immediately.

FISH RECIPE KASHMIRI STYLE Non Vegetarian-Dish

Ingredients

Firm flesh fish sliced and cleaned
1 lb
Yogurt lightly whisked
2 cups
Ginger grated
2 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tbsp
Corainder powder
2 tbsp
Green chillies deseeded and slit
4
Cloves
2
Garam masala
1 tbsp
Chopped fresh corainder
2 tbsp
Ghee/mustard oil
3 tbsp
Water
1 cups
Salt to taste
A pinch of asafoetida
Turmeric powder

Fish recipe kashmiri style

Method

  • Rub the washed fish slices with some salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk the yogurt with a little salt. Heat half the ghee (clarified butter) / oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and gently stir-fry the fish slices till they become light golden in color.
  • Drain and place on absorbent paper. Heat the remaining ghee (clarified butter) / oil in the same pan and drop in the cumin seeds. As they crackle, put in the asafoetida, cloves, and grated ginger. Fry briefly.
  • Reduce the heat and stir in the yoghurt. Cook whilst stirring on low heat till the yogurt gets a nice reddish-brown color. Add the coriander powder and mix well.
  • Add the fish slices, salt and water. Stir gently and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes or till the fish is almost cooked and the gravy has thickened.
  • Add the garam masala (hot spice mix), slit green chillies and the chopped fresh coriander.
  • Mix very gently and cook tightly covered on very low heat for about 10 minutes or till the fish is cooked but firm.

KASHMIRI PULAO RECIPEVegetarian-Dish

Ingredients

Basmati rice
1/2 Kg
Small bunches of mint leaves
2
Bay leaves
2
Garam masala
10 g
Cardamoms
5 g
A samll piece of nutmeg
 
Ghee
60 g
Saffron
1/4 g
Milk
1/2 cup
Cashew nuts
25 g
Kiss miss
20 g
Tuti fruit
25 g
Cherries
25 g
Green chilies
4
Salt to taste

Kashmiri pulao recipe

Method

  • Wash the rice and soak in water for 20 minutes.
  • Boil water in a vessel, add mint leaves, nutmeg, bay leaves for 20-30 minutes, take only water and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, fry the chopped green chilies and rice for few minutes.
  • Now add the above boiled water to the rice, salt and cook until the rice is done.
  • Soak the saffron in milk for 1 hour, and add this milk to the rice.
  • Heat the remaining ghee in another pan, fry the cashew nuts, kiss miss and add to the rice.
  • Mix the rice well before serving and add chopped dry fruits, if desired.

 

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