Kashmir, nicknamed ‘the little heaven on earth’, is known for its enchanting valleys, snow-capped mountains, local handicrafts and much more of that sort of thing. Apart from its angelic beauty, this place is also very famous for its delicious food. Speaking of Kashmiri Wazwan, this cuisine is often considered the pride of the valley. It is both a celebration and an emotion. This meal consists of 36 individual dishes that are put together in one thali to give you an extraordinary gastronomic experience.
However, it seems impossible to us to prepare 36 separate recipes at home to enjoy Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine. Is it not? It can be grueling and time-consuming, especially if you don’t have anyone to help. In that case, here we have put together a Kashmiri Wazwan (mini) Thali for all of you. Do you want to know what this thali consists of? Look below.
Here is a list of 7 recipes to put together an authentic Wazwan meal:
This Kashmiri recipe is our favorite recipe in Wazwan cuisine. Shouting sinful decadence, it’s ideal for weekend brunch, intimate gathering, or dinner. We bet that once you try this recipe, it will surely become the talking point of the spread. Find the full recipe.
Paneer Methi Chaman
Now here comes another delicious recipe for all of you. In this recipe, fried pieces of paneer are loaded with dense, tangy gravy flavored with lots of whole spices and spice powders. Milk is also added to reduce the bitterness of methi, making this a real treat to enjoy. Click here for the recipe.
This recipe is world famous for its strong and aromatic ingredients. Straight from a Kashmiri kitchen, here’s a Rogan Josh recipe in which meat is blended with a host of aromatic spices and herbs, mixed with curds and pressure cooked until tender. Click here.
Roth is a sweet flatbread prepared with flour, sugar and clarified butter or ghee.
One of the most popular dishes that define the cuisine. It is a yogurt-based recipe made with meat or lotus stem and further seasoned or flavored with fennel seeds and cardamom. Click here.
They are basically tender meatballs cooked in milk-based gravy. Gustaba is said to be served towards the end of the meal, before dessert, and is an integral part of Kashmiri wazwan. Click here for the recipe.
Phirni, a popular dessert of Kashmir, is made from rice, milk, saffron, cardamom, etc. Dry fruits and rose essence are also added to give it a special taste. The dessert gets its real flavor or taste with the delicacy with which the rice is ground. Find the recipe here.
PS: add steamed rice! Your healthy Kashmiri Wazwan Mini Thali is ready to enjoy.
Try these recipes at home and let us know what you think in the comment section below.