If you are big foodie and Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine is on your mind, then you must try out a meal at the Junoon Bar & Kitchen in Bani Square, Gurugram. A fine dine restaurant that serves incredibly authentic Kashmiri dishes cooked by Wazwan chef Latif and is known for its yummy mutton dishes. A quaint little joint, Junoon’s kitchen is known for the best spice mixes, meats and real flavours from the valley of Kashmir. Here are the top five mutton dishes that you can try out at this restaurant and satiate all your senses with wonderful flavours.
Rogan Josh: The most popular signature dish from Kashmiri cuisine made with red meat, traditionally lamb or goat. It consists of pieces of lamb or mutton braised with gravy made of saffron, garlic, ginger and aromatic spices (cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, and cinnamon). It is prepared using a slow cooking technique known as dum phukt. The dish contains deseeded Kashmiri chilies (lal mirch), paprika and other aromatic spices. It is served with steamed rice during a Wazwan meal.
Rista: A unique dish from the Wazwan menu which uses juicy meatballs instead of whole meat pieces simmered in rich and spicy gravy laden with delicious amounts of fat, spices, and other flavourful ingredients. Rista is also served as a main course dish with rice, and is quite popular in a traditional Kashmiri household.
Tabahk Maaz: The delish and flavourful Kashmiri style mutton ribs are served as a starter during a full course Wazwan meal. It will remind you of the deep fried chicken or fish, and it has a very delicate flavour as the mutton is cooked in a milk and spice mixture and then fried in ghee.
Mutton Seekh Kebab: The seekh kebabs of Kashmir as truly gastro delight for foodies, and they are prepared using the leg part of a lamb which gives them a chewy texture. It is served as a starter and consumed with green chutney and chopped onions by the side.
Goshtaba: This is usually the last mutton dish served in a Wazwan cuisine, and is often regarded as the ‘king of dishes’ by foodies as it is a delightful burst of flavours and meat. The mutton dish is prepared with yoghurt, ghee, and spices. It is one of the most difficult dishes to master, as the meat used to prepare this needs to form a cold and spongy texture after being cooked.
To try out more such amazing dishes from the land of saffron and spices, visit Junoon and let us know about your experiences in the comments below.