Jammu city has a unique cuisine and the Dogra dishes are famous all around India. Rajma, Aloo Dum, Kashmiri Pulao and Patisa are the prominent dishes that have a special and mouth watering taste. Tourists coming in Jammu must taste these delicious dishes.
Jammu is famous all over India for Chocolate Barfi, Sund Panjeeri, Patisa and Rajma. Another renowned dish prepared here is Kalaadi (a processed cheese).
Jammu people make some of the famous Dogri dishes like Ambal, Khatta Meat, Kulthein di Dal, Kashmiri Aloo Dum, Phirni, Kashmiri Pulao, Dal Patt, Maa da Madra, and Auriya.
Pickles of Kasrod, Girgle, Zimikand, Tyaoo, Seyoo, and Potatoes are also made.
raditional Foods of Jammu are Morel (Gushi) Palov, Madra (lintel cooked in curd), Oria(Patato/Pumpkin in mustard sauce), Maani, Khameera, Katha Meat(Sour Mutton), Shasha(raw mango chatni), Kasrod and Timru-di-Chatni,Shiri Pulav, Mitha Bhat (Sweet Rice).Jammu is famous for Gol Gappas, Kachaalo, Gulgule, Rajma Kulche etc.
Jammu is one of those places in India where a huge number of tourists visit every year. The high number of tourists visits Jammu mainly because of Vaishno Devi temple. Every year people from India and other countries visit the holy temple of Maa Vaishno Devi. As there are so many pilgrims visiting the place, still Jammu offers some of the best non-veg dishes in the country. One should try both veg and non veg items of this place.
Places with high number of tourists have to provide the best quality of food and Jammu is not behind in providing a nice quality of food to its visitors. People can easily find both veg and non veg food items because it is a cold place, which makes meat an important part of their cuisine. Jammu offers a wide variety of food items, and when you visit this place, don’t forget to eat their local delicacies. Here are some of the popular dishes of Jammu cuisine.
The royal platter
Visiting Jammu in festive season can be the best time for foodies to visit this place. During festivals, a formal banquet is prepared by the local chefs, who are also known as waza. This formal banquet is called Wazwan. This banquet consists of 36 course dinner, each dish in this banquet is very creamy and thick as butter and yogurt is the most important ingredient in these dishes. These dishes are little spicy because of the spices that are added; these spices and dishes are cooked together in mustard oil and ghee. For garnishing the delicacies, dry fruits are used by the chefs. Some of the items from the banquet are Pulao, Dum Allo, Gushtaba, Haleem, Mutton rogan josh, etc.
This is a local vegetarian dish of the region, which is cooked using milk. For preparing the dish, dry fruits are also used. The aroma of the dish is really irresistible because of the cardamom. Raisins can be used to garnish the dish.
Khatta in Hindi means sour or tangy. Khatta mutton is cooked using lemon or pomegranate, which gives it a sour and tangy taste to the dish. The dish is cooked on the charcoal and soaked in mustard oil, which makes the dish more delicious.
Want to give a treat to your taste buds? Have a plate of these tangy and spicy red rajma with rice. You will not forget about this dish for a long period of time.
There are some other dishes as well that one must try when they are in Jammu. These dishes are Morel (local version of Pulao), Oria (pumpkin and mustard sauce), Madra (curd and lintel), Sasha (chutney made from green mangos), and Meetha Baath. Also do not forget to have a taste of the green tea, which is served with cardamom and almonds. This beverage is called Kahva. This drink is very healthy as well.