|Rajma Chawal :)|
Wazwan is a very ceremonial Muslim cooking. It is restricted to special occasions and functions. A Wazwan consists of more than 36 items out of which atleast 30 are non vegetarian dishes. It is served in a group of 4-5 people. The Kashmiri Pandit cooking uses yoghurt and spices like turmeric, asafotedita with almost zero use of garlic and onions, but Muslim cooking uses onion, garlic and ginger extensively. Though both cultures use meat for cooking, there is a distinction between parts of the meat used. Mostly dishes in both Hindu and Muslim cuisine are same and the difference is spotted in the cooking and serving styles.
|Dishes with chilly & turmeric|
Because of migration one may expect some changes to the cuisine, but no that is not the case. There are local dealers who supply the Kashmiris with their array of spices. Kashmiris keep their culture and cuisine very close to their heart. In all my visits to Kashmiri homes I am yet to eat something non-kashmiri :) :), unless ofcourse if you visit our home you may find some Keralite dishes now :D :D. Do not be surprised if you are transported to an entirely delicious world while savoring Kashmiri food, afterall Kashmir is called the Paradise then should the cuisine not be heavenly :) :)