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An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

 

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chapter 19 chapter 19: Kashmiri food
Kashmiri food
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KASHMIRI FOOD

A conversation about various vegetarian and non-vegetarian Kashmiri dishes.

Ashok: Greetings, Mohan. How are you?


Mohan: Greetings, Ashok. How are you?

Ashok: Today I have (some) questions about Kashmiri food.

Mohan: Yes, certainly.

Ashok: What is the (typical) food of Kashmiris?

Mohan: The Kashmiris eat rice both in the morning and in the evening. All the people in Jammu eat bread (chapatis).

Ashok: Does paddy grow in Kashmir?

Mohan: Yes, of course.

Ashok: Do people in Kashmir eat meat?

Mohan: Yes, in Kashmir, both Muslims and Hindus eat meat.

Ashok: Tell me, is meat expensive?

Mohan: Yes, meat is more expensive than vegetables.

Ashok: Which vegetables of Kashmir are well-known.

Mohan: Kashmiris eat many kinds of vegetables, but the famous ones are Ha:kh, lotus stem, and eggplant.
Ha:kh
Ha:kh
Eggplants
Eggplants
Lotus stems
Lotus stems


Ashok: JustHa:kh, lotus stem, and eggplant?


Mohan: Not only these, but kohlrabi and turnips as well.

Ashok: One day I must eat kohlrabi and turnips.
 

Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi
Turnips
Turnips


Mohan: Kashmiris eat dal also.


Ashok: How do Kashmiris cook meat?
 

Roganjosh
Roganjosh
Goshtaba
Goshtaba


Mohan: Well, do you not eat Roganjosh (a red-colored spicy meat dish),Yakhin (meat cooked with yogurt),Goshtaba (meat balls cooked in milk - a delicacy of Kashmiri Muslims), or Matsh (minced (ground) meat)?


Ashok: Yes, I do. Well, how does one cook Roganjosh?

Mohan: One cook makes very good Roganjosh. (Why don't you) come sometime, and see (how he does it).

Ashok: Is there fish in Kashmir?
 

Matsh
Matsh
Fish
Fish


Mohan: Yes, the river Vitasta (Jehlum) has several types of fish. Come to our house someday and eat the trout of this place.


Ashok: Do you know how to cook fish?

Mohan: Do not worry. The fish will be cooked. Our servant knows how to cook good fish too.

Ashok: Very well, then I will certainly come. I (really) have to eat Kashmiri fish.

Mohan: Yes, (you) certainly (do)!

Ashok: All right. Goodbye.

Mohan: Goodbye.

 

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