Culinary traditions of the Kashmir Valley in South Asia
Shufta, a Kashmiri dessert, at Matamaal, New Delhi's first Kashmiri pandit restaurant. One of the main differences between Kashmiri pandit and Kashmiri Muslim food is the use onion and garlic.
Kashmiri cuisine is the cuisine of the Kashmir Valley in the Indian subcontinent. Rice is the staple food of Kashmiris and has been so since ancient times. Meat, along with rice, is the most popular food item in Kashmir. Meat, along with rice, some vegetables and salad are prepared on special occasions like Eid only. Kashmiris consume meat voraciously. Despite being Brahmin, most Kashmiri Hindus are meat eaters.
^Press, Epilogue. Epilogue, Vol 3, issue 9. Epilogue -Jammu Kashmir. Since Kashmiris consume meat voraciously and statistics reveals that on an average 3.5 million sheep and goat are slaughtered annually for our consumption, the skin can be utilised for production.