Updated Februray 2010
Kashmiri food comes from the northern Indian state of Kashmir divided between India and Pakistan. Kashmiri food is rich and usually cooked in ghee, perhaps to combat the cold climate.
Kashmiri foods are flavored by aromatic spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove, aniseed. Kashmiri saffron or kesar is very popular throughout the world. One of the famous kasmiri food preparation is a creamy and sweet sauce, known as korma.
Among Kashmiri Muslims, mutton, an older lamb, dishes are very popular and culturally important. For example, at least thirty six dishes including seven lamb dishes are served during special Muslim feast such as Wazwan.