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Mumbai’s iconic Taftoon Bar & Kitchen brings you Daawat-E-Kashmir, the Kashmir Food Festival

As the adage goes, “Kashmir has always been more than a mere place. It has the quality of an experience, or a state of mind or perhaps an ideal”. To experience the true Kashmiri essence of life, Taftoon Bar & Kitchen brings you Daawat-E-Kashmir commencing on March 15, and this is one for the calendars.

“Kashmir, the crown jewel of our country is a treasure trove of flavours and cooking techniques waiting to be experienced. At the center of its culinary pride is the Kashmiri Wazwan. Our expert Kashmiri Wazas are ready to take you on a sensorial journey as they cook and plate these authentic delicacies from the northern state for you.” states Pankaj Gupta, Founder of Taftoon.

So what can you expect at the Kashmiri Food Festival? Taftoon is pleased to host you with the best of Kashmiri cuisine at Daawat-E-Kashmir. From Tabak Maaz, a classic meat delicacy made with Lamb ribs, to Nadru Ke kebab, a flavour packed shallow fried Lotus Stem patties made with the Ustaad’s secret masala, in the appetizers you are in for a treat. In the mains you cannot miss out on the Mutton Rogan Josh – a delicate and aromatic mutton preparation cooked with Kashmiri Mawal petals and for the vegetarians Gogji Rajma, a red Kidney bean and Shalgam curry made with a variant of Rajma from Jammu. The dessert goes straight to the heart and The Shufta is an experience in itself – A component made from apricot, cashews, dried coconut, pistachios and Sultanas toasted in ghee, served with mango ice- cream and poppy- crusted, chewy, badam shortbread to savor. Finally, the Kashmiri Food Festival would be incomplete without creating an ambience reminiscent of Kashmir, with a spice table and various other elements at play, you will be left wanting to book your next holiday up north.

An extensive menu full of references to Kashmir and the ingredients that go into each dish—a little something to suit the flavours of each palate. Taste rare mixers and startling combinations, as Taftoon is ready to take you on an exciting journey to Kashmir.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your table at Taftoon’s Daawat-E-Kashmir commencing March 15, 2022 and when you visit, Nooshe Jan (may your soul be nourished)..because as we all know, if there is heaven on earth, it is in Kashmir!

Dates: March 15 – April 15, 2022