Watch: Unique Desserts Of Kashmir Left Us Craving

Watch: Unique Desserts Of Kashmir Left Us Craving

Kashmir, famous for its stunning scenery, is also a foodie’s paradise. The cuisine has some unique offerings that you won’t find anywhere else. Think aromatic Kahwa tea, rich Shufta loaded with dry fruits, and the heavenly Phirni! These treats are like a flavour explosion, combining saffron, nuts, and other local goodies to create something special. Now, a food enthusiast, who visited Kashmir recently, has shared a video from a local sweet shop in Srinagar. The vlogger came across a sweet treat that looked like it was drenched in sugar syrup coating and curiously asked the vendor what it was, to which he responded as “busrakha,” also spelled as “basrakh,” and elaborated that it’s made from maida (flour). 
Next, the vendor introduced some other Kashmiri snacks, namely “shangram” and “khajura”, also made from flour. The vendor then showed some pink and white bhujia look-alikes, calling them “murmura,” revealing that they are whipped up from a mix of sugar and carrots.
Moving on, the vlogger showcased an array of goodies available at the store, including peanuts, green peas, kabuli chana, Kashmiri muth, makai, and a tantalising glimpse of shelves filled with tins and tins of these nuts and mixtures. 
Next up, the vendor displayed “white shirni,” a special treat often offered as prasad in temples. He also had a dry fruit mixture, complete with dry coconuts and shirni in his store. The vlogger then gave us a peek at some mouthwatering pethas. With his exploration complete, the vlogger thanked the vendor for his time and left the store.
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If you are craving some of these sweetmeats, fret not. You can prepare these Kashmiri delicacies in the comfort of your home. Take alook.

1. Phirni

A creamy rice pudding flavoured with cardamom and garnished with chopped nuts. It’s a classic Kashmiri dessert. Check out the recipe here.

2. Shufta Kanaguchhi

A rich and nutty sweet made with dry fruits, spices, and ghee. Shufta is often enjoyed during festivals and special occasions. Click here for the recipe.

3. Girda

Small round bread made with wheat flour and yoghurt, typically served with ghee and sugar. Recipe here.

4. Kalaadi

A unique fried cheese snack that’s a favourite among locals. Check out the recipe here.

5. Sheermal

A sweet, saffron-flavoured bread, often served as a breakfast item or dessert. Click here for the recipe.
Oh, and, when in Kashmir, don’t forget to treat your taste buds to these delightful sweets.