Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Taste Of Kashmir At Salsa

Wazwan is a multi-course meal in Muslim Kashmiri cuisine, the preparation of which is considered an art and a point of pride in Kashmiri Muslim culture. In Kashmiri language 'Waz' means a 'Cook' and 'Wan' means 'Shop'. Thanks to the Kashmir food festival at Salsa, the multi cuisine restaurant in the Corinthian's Resort & Boutique hotel, I got to enjoy Wazwan for the first time in my life. 

For my international readers, Kashmir is the northernmost state of India, which is known for its scenic beauty, lake and mountains.

Gosht Ki Pasali (L) and Pardawala Murgh(R)
I started my meal with a bunch of delectable appetizers. In non vegetarian fare, there was Gosht Ki Pasali, a delicious dish which consisted of Mutton chops cooked in a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. This was accompanied by Pardawala Murgh, a mildly flavored tender chicken kebab. In vegetarian fare, I tried the Mewadar Chaman which had tender cubes of cottage cheese with a mild aromatic masala and the Sochal Nadir which was fried lotus stem! I ate lotus stem for the first time in my life! I didn't even know we could eat it! 

Mewadar Chaman
Moving on to main course, in vegetarian, I had the Dal-e-chaman - a mild lentil soup, Wozij Chaman which again had cubes of cottage cheese but in a tangy gravy and the Meethi Mutter which consisted of fenugreek leaves and peas in a creamy, smooth and delicious gravy. In non vegetarian fare, there was the classic Rogan Josh, probably the most famous of all Kashmiri dishes which a hot and spicy curry along with another delicacy called Gushtaba which has minced lamb meatballs that are cooked in a flavorful yogurt gravy.

Clockwise from bottom left : Rice, Wozij Chaman, Gushtaba, Murgh Rogan Josh, Dal-e-Chaman and Methi Mutter
Salsa - The Corinthians Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoThis was the first time I had Kashmiri food in my life and absolutely loved it! If you want a taste of this, head to Salsa at the Corinthians Resort Pune asap. The Taste Of Kashmir Food Festival is on till the 1st of Feb for dinner. 

25 comments:

  1. Great dishes. My mouth is watery already from just looking at the dishes especially the ones in the last picture. I never knew lotus stem was edible too. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

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  2. These dishes look delicious, mmm!!! I think I would love this food :-)!

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  3. it looks delicious
    xx

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  4. Hello from Spain: great proposals about food. Very tasty. Keep in touch...

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  5. this food looks super-cool!
    xoxo

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  6. wow delicious food!!! everything looks really amazing girl! Thanks for sharing... now I'm hungry lol
    XOXO

    Milu
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  7. Yummy!
    Kisses from Miami,
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  8. Aw looks so yum, i never see something like this before! I want to try this food!
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  9. Yummy..... These pics are making me hungry.

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  10. Very good food presentation!

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  11. wow!! it looks deli!

    xx

    isa

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  12. Delicious !!!!

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    Kisses

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  13. Yummy food. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. looks so delicious!!! I love Indian food <3 Food within India can be so different.

    <3 <3 Mahshid مهشید

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  15. This looks incredible. The dal-e-chaman looks especially delicious. I love lentils.

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  16. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing June))

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  17. Yummy ! This food looks delicious :)

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  18. wow ! delicious , i also want to taste it

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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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