Apart from breathtaking tourism spots, Kashmir valley has a rich cultural heritage. Marriage is one such occasion in the valley when their rich culture seems to be beautifully preserved for generations together. Wazwaan, the delicious cuisines of the valley consists of more than 30 dishes largely made of lamb meat.
The engraved copper plate known as 'trami' are used to serve the food and is shared by four people at a time.
The rice is decorated with different dishes made of meat, cut and minced in different varieties. IE Photo: MZ Zulfi
Preparing wazwaan is long process and takes nights to complete and is prepared by special chefs known as 'waza'in Kasmiri and 'Ashpazan' in Urdu. IE Photo: MZ Zulfi
The dishes are prepared in huge copper utensils heated continuously on burning logs of wood, 'weeir'.
Rongan josh, a spicy meat dish. IE Photo: MZ Zulfi
Chicken are used in plenty, they are served and decorated very typically. IE Photo: Zubair Bhat
Dhani Phol, a special piece of meat is placed on top of each trami. IE Photo: MZ Zulfi
Dhainiwal Korma, a special piece of meat served to guests on trami. IE Photo: MZ Zulfi
Cheese along with tomatoes is also included in wazwaan popularly called as 'waza Tchamein'. IE Photo: Zubair Bhat
Kabab, minced meat roasted on skewers over hot coals. IE Photo: MZ Zulfi
Tabakh maaz, ribs of lamb simmered in yogurt till tender, then fried crisp, placed on top of trami.IE Photo: Zubair Bhat
Smoothly minced meatballs, Rista, are served in a fiery red gravy.IE Photo: Zubair Bhat
Ghostaba, a velvety textured meatball in white yogurt gravy,a specialty of wazwaan, marks the end of the meal.