The Wazwan is a multi-course meal in the Kashmiri tradition and is treated with great respect by the Kashmiri people. Its preparation, by trained 'Wazzas' is considered an art! It is served at all the major occasions, particularly the famous and extravagant Kashmiri wedding where it can be prepared for up to two thousand people who eat in two separate sittings, male then female. The meal begins with groups of four gathered around a huge plate for rice which has been cleaned and washed by the women of the house; the ritual washing of the hands in the decorated basin carried by an attendant; and finally invoking the name of Allah. The Wazwan itself, is quite simply a vegetarians nightmare, with nearly every dish in every course being a different incarnation and preparation of cooked mutton interspersed with a chicken dish, a palak dish and a tomato and cheese currry.
Aanchar(Kashmiri-pickle) is one of the tangiest cuisines from the culturally rich kashmir. Pickling in kashmir has got very important role in the food history of kashmir that used to remain cut from the rest of the world because of harsh winters of months. The kashmiri picke has got very peculiar taste and some special ingredients that kashmiri people very often use in their kitchens.
In kashmir cherry is among the first harvest fruits.
Makkai watt basically is a street food and is availabe throughout the valley.