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Warm hospitality lies at the heart of Kashmiriyat. However, the palpable sense of an uneasy calm inhibits most travellers from experiencing this fabled hospitality from close quarters. So, on a recent trip to Kashmir, I set out to experience the richness of this land through its food because the cuisine of a place holds the mirror its soul. My quest led me to Ahdoos, one of the finest and most popular restaurants in Srinagar to sample the best of Kashmiri dishes. Set in an old, restored building, Ahdoos on Residency Road near Regal Chowk is situated just off the main road, cloaked by an array of road-side shops. Despite the slightly obscured location, the giant sign postings, along with a little help from Google, make finding this landmark on Srinagar’s cityscape a cinch. During my lunch visit to Ahdoos, the place was undergoing renovation in parts, so there wasn’t much…

Kashmir is a land of hypnotic treasures. On the one hand, it leaves you spell-bound with its picturesque locales that are nothing short of nature’s best work of art, and on the other, it lulls you into a state of satiety with its rich, aromatic cuisine. Your exploration of this divine land isn’t complete until you have dug into some of the most decadent Kashmiri wazwan dishes. The cuisine of Kashmir is predominantly non-vegetarian, but if you seek, you will find some equally sumptuous vegetarian delights too. Here is our pick of the top Kashmiri delicacies to try for a true Wazwan experience: Rogan Josh This aromatic lamb preparation has attained unparalleled fame over the years and now features on the menu of just about every Indian-cuisine restaurant across the country. You have to eat the authentic preparation of the most popular of Kashmiri wazwan dishes on its home turf…