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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular local food items in Jammu?

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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An exploration of a place remains unfinished and unsatisfactory if the local cuisine has not yet been tried. There is always a uniqueness in the aroma and taste of every cuisine from a different place even if the ingredients are already known to us. Try out these famous local recipes to complete your stay in Jammu.


  • Madra
    Mitha Madra, one of the various kinds of Madra relished by the people of Jammu, can be mentioned as it the best loved Madra. A recipe of the Dogra community, this vegetarian delicacy is cooked using milk, dry fruits and semolina and is best serve as a dessert. The aroma of the cardamom blends with that of fennel seeds as you dig a spoon in the madra and put a mouthful of creamy paneer with cashew and raisins on top of it.

  • Khatta meat
    Non-vegetarians, be ready! Don't forget to try Khatta Meat, which is mutton cooked with pomegranate or lime juice, giving the meat a sour, tangy taste. The most interesting part of the recipe is the flavour of burning charcoal, soaked in mustard oil, that combines with the meat to give it an exotic taste.

  • Rajma
    Rajma or red kidney beans of Jammu is definitely a must- try if you are looking for the flavour of Jammu.You may wonder if it is the same rajma you regularly have in your home. But the difference can only be confirmed by your taste-buds, so, go for it. Have it with hot, piping rice and rajma-chawal is never the same again!

Though the best way to get that local flavour is to have it in a local's home, search for these dishes on the menu of your hotel. If you are not able to find any, try local restaurants in Jammu or you can ask your hotel staff for help.

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