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gushtaba1Kashimiri Wazwaan is an elaborate preparation and ceremonial presentation of lavish meals, often comprising 36 courses. Seven dishes typically form an indispensable part of the feast – ‘tabakh maaz, rista, rogan josh, dhaniwal korma, aab gosh, marchwagan korma and ghustaba, Firin and kahwah (green tea)’ round off a never-to-be-forgotten culinary experience.

How to make Gustaba
• 500 gms Lamb
• 150 gms Lamb fat
• 1 tsp Fennel seeds
• 1 tsp Cayenne
• 1 tsp Sugar
• 1/2 Cup khoya
• 1/2 Cup curd
• 1 Cup milk
• 2 tbsps Ghee
• 1 tsp Kashmiri garam masala
• 1 tsp Pepper
• 1/2 tsp Ginger powder
• 2 tbsps Oil
• Salt to taste

• Mix lamb, fat, fennel seeds, ginger and garam masala properly.
• Chop the mixture properly in a food processor Keep chopping, adding a little yogurt and ghee, until the meat is a smooth paste.
• Add curd and ghee while chopping
• Once it turns smooth, make balls from this mixture.
• Heat the oil and put garam masala, sugar, khoya, curd and milk.
• Add mutton balls and cook it till it turns tender.
• Gustaba is ready.

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  1. […] we headed back to Pahlgam for another round of Kashmiri cuisine. This time I favored the real Kashmiri Wazwaanstuff “Gustaba” … It was Yumm!!!! It dint suit much the palate of rest of my family, which […]

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