Food in Jammu

The city of Jammu is not only a visual delight for its visitors, but is also a haven for the gourmet. A food connoisseur will be overwhelmed by the number of options the city has to provide in terms of delicacies. This city brings about its unique food culture in the form of Dogra dishes, which are far famed in all around India.

Cuisines in Jammu

Jammu’s specialty is in a simple preparation which is famous all over North India, known as the “Rajma Chawal”. This recipe is all about specially cooked kidney beans which is rich in aroma of its spices and is served with rice. Other prominent dishes which will force you to lick your fingers or spoon are Dum Aloo, Kashmiri Pulao and Patisa.

There is also a relief for your sweet tooth and you can treat your taste buds to some supreme delight with the famous Chocolate Barfi and Sund Panjeeri.
 Jammu also brings about its uniqueness by preparing a kind of processed cheese called  Kalaadi which is made in the Ramnagar region of the state and is famous all over the state.

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Specialties of Jammu

Some of the famous Dogri dishes of this region are: Ambal, Khatta Meat, Kulthein di Dal, Kashmiri Aloo Dum, Phirni, Kashmiri Pulao, Dal Patt, Maa da Madra, and Auriya. Other specialties are Morel Palov, Oria(Patato/Pumpkin in mustard sauce), Maani, Khameera, Timru-di-Chatni,Shiri Pulav, Mitha Bhat (Sweet Rice).

The much needed tanginess is provided by the pickles made of Kasrod, Girgle, Zimikand, Tyaoo, Seyoo, and Potatoes. There is some influence of the Kashmiri cuisine also observed in the some parts of the state in the form of a 36-course meal called Wazwan which consists of 30 non-veg dishes.

Dum Aloo
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Restaurants and Hotels in Jammu

Jammu is a favourite tourist spot; hence, it has restaurants and hotels catering to different size of the pockets and budgets.  The restaurants also serve various cuisines, like Chinese, Continental and Muglai. The popular restaurants which churn out conventional and traditional delicacies are:

Hotel garden at Katra

Falak Revolving Restaurant
Residency Road
Tele: 0191-2520770 and 2575444

The Imperial Grill Restaurant & Bar
TRG Towers
Rail Head Complex
Gandhi Nagar

Moti Mahal
City Squire Mall
Near Viveka Nand Chowk

Yo! China
3rd Floor, City Squire
Dogra Chowk
Tele: 0191-2564750

Hotel Taj Restaurant
Near Civil Secretariat

Nehru Market,
Gandhi Nagar
Near Hotel Asia

C/O Hotel Asia
Nehru market
Tele: 0191-2435757

Jammu- Tawi,
Jammu- 180004

Fast Food in Jammu

If you are pressed with time, and want to grab a quick bite for yourself, then you can also choose from a wide range of options that the fast food centers and other gourmet joints provide you with.
Burgers, pizzas, coffee, wraps and other quick snacks are available in the form of existence of Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Cafe Coffee days etc. There are other fast food joints which provide with refreshing drinks like the “Thandai” and Indian quick bites like Paw Bhaji etc. Some of the common fast food joints are:

Pizza Hut

Ground Floor, Indira Theatre,
Canal Road,
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, 180002

Mc Donalds
Shop no 1, Ground Floor,
Denis Gate, Residency Road,
Old Heritage City,
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, 180006
095 96 631616

Bansi Di Hatti
Nai Basti, Shastri Nagar
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir

Bakeries in Jammu

There is also availability of bakeries which provide exciting and tasty confectioneries. Jai Hind Bakery situated in the busy Gandhinagar area of Jammu, is a famous bakery which provides Pizza bases, awesome pastries and breads. Find them here.

Street Food in Jammu

One can also enjoy street food in Jammu and the road side vendors and restaurants provide some mouth watering preparations in the form of Gol Gappas, Kachaalo, Gulgule, Rajma Kulche etc.
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