You may have heard of the phrase that love makes the world go round. It might be true for some but on behalf of all the foodies everywhere, I beg to differ.
For a food lover it is always food that makes the world go round. On a rainy day we dream of Jalebis and Chai , on a cold winter day hot chocolate makes all the blues go away and in the summers we just cant do without ice cream.
Everything from our dates to travel is somehow planned around the pleasures of the palate. If you relate to all of the above then look no further. You are Home.
From a food lover’s perspective Jammu has a lot to offer.
If you are not a resident of the City, chances are that you are shrugging your shoulders in disapproval. Well, we plan to change all that and bring to the fore some absolutely mouth watering dishes that you must try when you are here the next time. Take it from a food lover, you won’t regret it.
Words are not enough for this legendary combination. When the locals are busy supplying Bhaderwahi/Kishtwari Rajmas and local Basmati rice to their relatives outside the state, they are indulging themselves in the yummy rajmas till their bellies bloat.
While Peeda’s Rajma Chawal remain famous, many local eateries serve this delightful dish.
I have often felt that the name of the dish doesn’t do justice to this heavenly bit of cheese. But as Shakespeare said ages ago , “ What’s in a name!” Made locally , it is difficult to come by authentic Kaladis these days especially in Jammu.
But once you have tasted this beautiful piece of matured cheese, fried in its own fat and served in a kulcha , you’ll forget McDonalds. Big words but trust me they are true..
This gem of a Dogra dish is often neglected which is very unfortunate.
Khatta meat is a Mutton cooked in a tamarind based curry and smoked with coal. Its distinct smoky flavor will have you coming back for more.
If you are a street food lover and wont mind eating from a dhaba, then Paras Ram in Panjtirthi has been serving this beautiful dish for decades.
However if you prefer something a little sophisticated, Jammu Darbar too has this dish on its menu.
Read more about Paras Ram Dhaba
The entire country eats Channa Bhature but in Jammu we eat it with a twist. That twist is called ‘Auriya’. It is a mustard sauce with dices of potatoes having a tangy flavor.
It is a dish unique to Jammu and many famous eateries in Jammu region serve Auriya with Channe Bathure.
This article would be incomplete without mentioning anything that satisfies our sweet tooth. If you have ever been to Purani Mandi you might have noticed the hustle and bustle in a shop nearby serving kulfi.
If you are more into hot sweets then we recommend the Gulab Jamun by Bansi Sweet shop near the Devi’s temple in Pacca danga. And of course, Pahalwan’s Motichoor ke Laddus or Apsara Road ki Jalebi are to die for.