A slice of Paradise right here in our very own City of Joy probably sounds heavenly. Origin of Kashmiri food lies in the migration of craftsmen and cooks to Kashmir Valley during Taimur’s invasion. These cooks from the Samarkand Valley are known as “Wazas” who created this lavish cuisine distinct with flavours. The royal Wazwan of Kashmir takes hours of preparation and includes elaborate multi-course meal.
What’s Up Kolkata visit those places serving Kashmiri flavour:
Kashmir On A Platter
from paradise on earth! he Vaste Waza or Master Chef and his team of culinary experts have come down from Kashmir, bringing with them, authentic herbs and spices, makingit the most credible Kashmiri cuisine served in Kolkata.
Where: 10 B, Gobindopur Road, Lake Gardens, Kolkata
The Rice Guys
An Indian Quick Service Restaurant, with a slight twist, they have an unconditional love for rice. Their passion for food has led to creation of a delicious rice based and ethnically inspired menu.
Where: 1, B.N Sarkar Sarani, Chandni Chowk, Kolkata
Located in the heart of Kolkata, Zaranj has been one legendary name in the city. You will probably be treated with the most authentic fare of Shorba here. The Lamb Shorba is probably to die for. Traditionally prepared with simmering aromatic spices, this stew was consumed to beat off the weather in Kashmir. And the same is served in Zaranj Kolkata. Apart from that you will be impressed with the Kashmiri dish where lamb is cooked in Walnut and comforting Yogurt-based gravy called Yakhni. Paradise it is!!!
Where: 26 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata
Cost for Two: INR 2000 appx
India Restaurant in Kidderpore is one of the few places where you can try the true Tabak Maaz. The front ribs of fatty Goat poached in spices and fennel and smeared in Ghee is delicacy indeed. This dish from the Kashmiri land offers much needed Gastronomic gush.
Where: 34 Karl Marx Sarani, Kidderpore, Kolkata
Cost for Two: INR 800 appx
The plush Themed-Restaurant in Saltlake City Center I specializes in Afghani Cuisine and in the process scoring high in Kashmiri food too. The Mutton Roganjosh is something you cannot miss for your life. Superior quality mutton cooked in hot spices and the fat is truest ode to Kashmir. Use of Dried flower cockscomb makes it treat for your eyes. From the rich Roganjosh dive straight to the delicious Phirni. Indulge in the creamiest dessert with mesmerizing taste.
Where: City Centre I, DC Block, Saltlake, Kolkata
Cost for Two: INR 1500 appx
Lamb Meatballs occupy prominent place in Kashmiri food and Sigree Global gifts you the best of them. Located near Science City, Sigree Global shot to fame with its delectable buffet fare. Number and variety of dishes included in the buffet is unthinkable. However chances are high you might leave everything and feast on the Meatball Dishes. “Rista” is typical Kashmiri recipe prepared with minced lamb meatballs in tomato gravy. Sigree serves beautiful variations of this Kashmiri food and you cannot have enough of it!!
Where: 5 JBS Haldane Avenue, EM Bypass, Kolkata
Cost for Two: INR 1600 appx
The Awadhi Biriyani has its own journey and in Kashmir it takes the turn of Kashmiri Mutton Yakhni Pulao. Oudh 1590 brings the most delectable plate of Kashmiri Mutton Yakhni Pulao. It is royal Dish brimming with Mutton pieces, Kashmiri Chillies and handsome amount of Ghee.Star indeed!!
Where: 23/B Desapriya Park, Kolkata
Cost for Two: INR 1200