of Srinagar



The cuisine of Kashmir is celebrated for its tantalizing aromas, vibrant spices, and distinct cooking techniques. It showcases the region's diverse cultural influences, which blend Persian, Central Asian, and Indian culinary traditions into a tantalizing array of dishes. Among the most popular and cherished Kashmiri delicacies are Rogan Josh, a succulent lamb or mutton stew, and Dum Aloo, a flavourful vegetarian curry made with baby potatoes and a creamy yoghurt base. Yakhni, a delicately spiced yoghurt-based mutton curry, and Haak, a simple yet delectable dish of collard greens, are also much-loved staples of Kashmiri cuisine. For special occasions, Kashmiris often indulge in the delectable Gushtaba, a dish of tender meatballs cooked in a rich, spiced yoghurt sauce, or Tabak Maaz, crisp lamb ribs flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Guests share the meal on a large platter called 'Trami,' symbolizing brotherhood and unity. Kashmiri cuisine is a true reflection of the region's rich cultural heritage and offers an unparalleled gastronomic experience. Its unique flavours and cooking techniques are sure to enchant anyone who has the pleasure of tasting it.


Rogan Josh

A signature Kashmiri delicacy that consists of succulent pieces of lamb or mutton cooked in a fragrant, spice-infused gravy that features flavours of fennel, ginger, and Kashmiri red chilies. This mouthwatering dish is often paired with rice or naan bread, making it a complete and satisfying meal.

Where to find it: You can find delicious Rogan Josh at Ahdoos, Shamyana Restaurant, Mughal Darbar, and Ahdoo's Hotel.

Dum Aloo

Srinagar’s beloved vegetarian dish that features baby potatoes cooked in a thick, creamy yoghurt-based gravy infused with aromatic spices like fennel and ginger. This dish is elevated with the addition of dried fruits, giving it a unique and delicious taste.

Where to find it: Mughal Darbar, Shamyana Restaurant, and Ahdoos are the go-to places to try the spicy and flavourful Dum Aloo in Srinagar.


A simple yet flavourful Kashmiri dish that celebrates the natural flavours of collard greens. This traditional green leafy vegetable dish is prepared with minimal spices, allowing the fresh and vibrant taste of the greens to shine through. It is often served as a refreshing and healthy side dish with rice.

Where to find it: This traditional Kashmiri dish is available at Ahdoos, Shamyana Restaurant, and Mughal Darbar, served with rice and other local delicacies.


A delicacy of Kashmiri cuisine that features tender meatballs made from minced mutton, cooked in a rich and flavourful yoghurt gravy. This indulgent dish is reserved for special occasions and is sure to impress with its complex and satisfying flavours.

Where to find it: Savour the soft and flavourful Gushtaba at Ahdoos, Shamyana Restaurant, and Mughal Darbar, where it is served as part of the Wazwan feast.

Tabak Maaz

One of the most popular dishes in Kashmiri cuisine that features tender lamb ribs that are boiled and fried until crispy, and then flavoured with fragrant spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. This unique and delicious dish is a must-try for any food lover.

Where to find it: You can try this crispy and tender lamb dish at Ahdoos, Mughal Darbar, and Shamyana Restaurant, where it is a popular appetizer.


It is a subtly spiced and delicately-flavoured mutton curry that is based on a creamy yoghurt sauce. This luxurious dish features tender mutton pieces cooked to perfection and infused with the warm and comforting aromas of cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.

Where to find it: Head to Mughal Darbar, Shamyana Restaurant, and Ahdoos for the best Yakhni in town, a rich and creamy meat curry made with yoghurt.

Nadru Yakhni

Nadru Yakhni is an exceptional vegetarian dish in Kashmiri cuisine that showcases the subtle flavours and distinct texture of lotus stems. Cooked in a delectable yoghurt-based sauce, this delicacy is a celebrated favorite for its delicacy and nuanced taste.

Where to find it: This vegetarian delicacy can be found at Mughal Darbar, Shamyana Restaurant, and Ahdoos, where the lotus stem is cooked in a yoghurt-based sauce with aromatic spices.


A grand feast that is an integral part of Kashmiri culture and consists of 36 meat-based dishes, including Rogan Josh, Seekh Kebabs, and Gushtaba, among others. This opulent dinner spread is served on a large platter called a 'Trami' and is traditionally shared by guests, symbol of unity and togetherness. Taste this spirit at Srinagar.

Where to find it: Mughal Darbar, Ahdoos, and Shamyana Restaurant are the top places to experience the full Wazwan feast, which includes a range of traditional Kashmiri dishes served in a multi-course meal.


Kahwa is a cherished beverage of Kashmiri origin that harmoniously blends green tea leaves, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, and crushed almonds. This exquisite tea is usually sweetened with sugar or honey and served as a welcome drink to guests. Renowned for its warming and comforting properties, Kahwa is especially sought-after during chilly winters.

Where to find it: You can enjoy Kashmiri Kahwa at every nook and corner of Srinagar. Head to local street food stalls and markets, such as the floating markets on Dal Lake or the street food stalls at Lal Chowk and Goni Khan Market.

Shab Deg

Shab Deg is a luscious dish that involves the slow cooking of turnips and meatballs (kofte) to perfection. This savoury delight is prepared overnight to allow the flavours to meld and is often savoured during the winter months for its hearty appeal.

Where to find it: You can savour the slow-cooked Shab Deg at Ahdoos, Shamyana Restaurant, and Mughal Darbar, where it is typically enjoyed during the winter months.