Srinagar Food Tour
The Srinagar Culinary tour is the walk and taste through authentic Kashmiri delicacies. This city food tour exposes you to the world-famous cuisine of Kashmir that you have been hearing in your life. From nonveg cuisines to veg, from the main course to starters to desserts, this tour will give you all the delicious cuisine of Srinagar.
Srinagar city is famous for its heritage and culture. What makes this city so attractive apart from its beautiful landscape is the exotic food that it offers. Each cuisine comes with centuries of history and evolution. The impressions of central Asia particularly Persian are quite apparent in the food here.
Come and join Cliffhangers India in Srinagar food tour to satiate your cravings and immerse in the rich culture and heritage of Kashmir.
This food tour is entirely in the old city of Srinagar. Called Shehr e Khas, the tour not only makes you feel the local cuisine but makes you walk through the historical lanes and by lanes of the old town. On your way, you will be seeing heritage and historical monuments and sites.
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On this tour, you will taste the age-old street food of Kashmir, too. From veg to nonveg, the street food here is both delicious and nutritious and quite traditional. Meet the street food vendors who are centuries old and serve the food on the streets of Shehr e Khaas of Srinagar.
Srinagar Food Tour Details
This walk starts from Zaina Kadal. This place, once the main market of Kashmir, is a historical bazaar. From Zaina Kadal, the walk takes a turn towards Ali Kadal and then from there it crosses Zaina Kadal Bridge and goes over to Khankah e Mola. The tour ends at the historical and architectural wonder of Khankah e Mola.
Here is the list of food items you will be checking on the Srinagar Food Tour
Wazwan is a multi-course meal. This is the grand nonveg feast of Kashmir famous across the world. If you are a meat lover, this cuisine is a royal treat to your taste buds. The meal is spread across a big plate and traditionally 4 people eat on one big copper-made plate. The dishes are many and it takes you around one hour to finish this royal meal which will have a succession of dishes. Here are some of the dishes you will have in Wazwan: Goshtaba, Rista, Kebab, Tabakmaaz, Daniphol, Chicken, Cheese, Korma, etc. There are more than 10 dishes served. Wazwan is the most famous food of Srinagar across the globe.
This is a delicious delicacy mostly famous in the winter season. This is an authentic and traditional mutton dish that is served with roti and hot oil spread over it. Harissa has an alluring aroma, both aroma and taste stay with you for many days.
Street food in Kashmir has locally made fried lotus stem, potatoes with gram flour, fried fish with besan. You will be served this with fresh chutney. Just around this street food, you will find someone selling Masal Cxhot (Chickpea wrap) – which you can buy for around 10 INR only. The list of other street food here is Fried peas (till karri), Halwa Paratha, Laayeh (colorful puffs made of rice, and sugar), etc.
For dessert, the best authentic food you will see here is Khandi Gazri (candies made of flour and dipped in sugar syrup), Basrakh (made of flour and ghee and sugar syrup), Lale Shangram (flour and suji fried in ghee), etc.
Kashmir has its traditional tea Called Nun -Chai. The leaves are brewed for hours, then milk is added along with some saffron, salt, dry fruits, and sometimes butter. This pink-colored tea is refreshing to your senses and is considered good for digestion and stomach upset.
Another beverage is called Kehwa. This is herbal tea that has no milk. Water is boiled with saffron, dry fruits, elaichi, etc. Sugar, as per your taste, is then added to this assortment.
Vegetarian Food in Srinagar
Kashmir has some traditional vegetation food that you can relish while on a food tour here. Here is a list of the famous vegetarian food in Kashmir: Haakh (green leafy vegetables), Nadru (lotus stem prepared with curd or fish or spinach), Monji (a sister veggie of Haakh, also green leafy vegetable), etc.
This ends Srinagar Food Tour.