Jammu and Kashmir has a rich culture in every aspect. You must have heard about Jammu ‘The City Of Temples’ but did you know about the mouth-watering famous food in Jammu that you can eat all day and never get satisfied. So be with us till the end if you want to eat mouth-watering food that Jammu city has to offer. There are many Dogra dishes and some Kashmiri Dishes that have an origin in Jammu. From Rajma-Chawal to Kalaadi kulcha, Chocolate Barfi to Sund Panjeeri, and much more that you will never want to miss when you visit Jammu.
6 Famous Food In Jammu
1) Kaladi Kulcha
Even a 5-year-old kid in Jammu will tell you what’s the famous street food of Jammu and it’s none other than Kaladi Kulcha. You won’t get Kaladi Kulcha in any other state of India. As the name suggests, it is made up of two main things: Kaladi and Kulcha. Kaladi is made from full-fat milk that is separated using soured milk whereas Kulcha is simply a bun. You can add Chutneys and some tomatoes and onions to make the Kaladi Kulcha even more tastier.
RECIPE OF KALADI KULCHA
2) Rajma Chawal
Rajma Chawal is an all-time favorite of people living in Jammu especially on Sundays. You must be wondering what is so special in Rajma of Jammu so let me clear your confusion. The main difference is in the quality of Rajma. The Rajma used in Jammu are grown in the hills of Bhaderwah and that are the best Rajma in India. Rajma Chawal is usually served with Anardana (pomegranate seeds) chutney. You can get the best Rajma Chawal in Peerah town located on Jammu-Srinagar Highway.
Rajma Chawal Recipe
Kachalu belongs to family of Potatoes. It is also referred to as Colocasia in English. Kachalu is first boiled and then cut into small pieces. Then some tangy and spicy ingredients are added into it which finally make delicious Kachalu Chaat. In Jammu, the oldest and famous Kachalu Shop is Girdhari in Pacca Danga but it has lost its awesome taste with time.
Patisa is somewhat similar to Son-Papri or Sohan-Papdi. The main ingredients of Patisa are gram and maida flour. It is soft and smooth when eaten fresh and that’s what makes it different from Sohan-Papdi. The smooth texture satisfies your taste buds as soon as you take your first bite. The famous shop of Patisa in Jammu is Prem Sweets.
5) Khatta Meat
Khatta Meat is a specialty of Dogras. The Dogra dynasty had substantial supremacy over the state. As the name suggests, is Khatta or sour in taste but makes it special is anardana (pomegranate seeds) or amchur (dry mango) powder that gives it a tangy flavor. It is best enjoyed with rice if made with thick gravy but some prefer to eat with Rotis or the traditional Dogri ghyoor.
Khatta Meat Recipe
6) Chocolate Barfi
Chocolate barfi is a famous sweet of Jammu and it’s different than the other Barfi’s. What makes it different is its texture unlike other barfi’s it is chewy like candy. You wouldn’t get Chocolate Barfi in any other state. The famous shop for buying Chocolate Barfi is Pahalwan Di Hatti.
Chocolate Barfi Recipe