Ahoy people! Come on. Continue browsing for cheap flights to India from USA if you are doing it because after knowing about this dish, you will surely want to rush down to India. I feel that I will someday do the same but then I will have to book last minute flights to eat from North India.
Okay so let’s get back to the topic being a foodie and like I said in my previous article, I would talk about three signature dishes of the North. So here we go with the first one which is from the paradise of India that is partially stuck in Pakistan. I know guessing is obvious and yes it is from Kashmir. This is the most famous Kashmiri dish that has to be tasted by everyone atleast once in their lifetime. I had started dreaming about it right after I boarded my international airlines.
Rogan Dosh is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. It is an aromatic lamb dish made by Persians which was adapted gradually by the people of Kashmir by turning it into their version. Rogan josh is now a Kashmiri cuisine and is one of the main dishes of the Kashmiri multi-course meal known as the Wazwan. The dish was given birth to by the Mughals who brought it to Kashmir. In fact, the Mughals had their food culture borrowed from the Persians. The unbearable heat of Indian summer took the Mughals frequently to Kashmir because of its cooler and calmer climate. Moreover the place is located above the hills.
Rogan josh consists of sautéed lamb chunks cooked with gravy made with and ambrosial spices like cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon and other necessary ingredients. Its characteristic brilliant red color traditionally comes from liberal amounts of dried Kashmiri chilies that have been de-seeded to reduce their heat and these chilies are considerably milder than the typical dried cayenne pepper of Indian cuisine. The recipe’s spice is one that is more aroma based rather than heat and the traditional dish is mild enough to be appreciated by many palates that may not have been conditioned to tolerate the heat of chilies. In addition, dried flowers or root of Alkanna tinctoria are used in some variants of the recipe to impart a crimson color. Saffron is also part of some traditional recipes. I know it is worth drooling and also worth booking non-stop flights to India just to put it into mouth.
There are some considerable differences between the Hindus and Muslims when it comes to food while some use praan, a local garlic of tasting shallot and leaves of maval, the Cockscomb flower for coloring Hindus use yogurt for keeping your tummy cool. Kashmiri Brahmins avoid onion and garlic. Although the dish is signature by Kashmir, it is available with glee in many British curry houses, whose menu is partly Bangladeshi cuisine and is an example of dishes from the Subcontinent that got “co-opted” once they left the area.
I have had my part of best Rogan Josh here in Kashmir. It was very simple to come here. You can probably book cheap flights to New Delhi and come here to taste the original Rogan. You have the availability of direct flights to India as well. So just choose your worth and land into Delhi’s international airports and come here by means of another flight or train. You will love being here. Businessmen who book business class flights to India savor it in New Delhi only but miss the real fancy taste of original Kashmiris. So what is the delay all about? Start booking immediately and filter down your required cheap flights from USA to India. Oh and yes, I will be telling you guys about the famous Punjabi Chole Bhatoore in the next segment. Don’t forget to go through it.