This quaint little restaurant will give you a feel of what authentic “Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine” is all about. Kashmiri Hindus have their own cuisine, which is surprisingly quite different from the Kashmiri Muslims. There is an absence of garlic; tomato, onion, egg and chicken and it comprises of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. There is also a dominant use of yoghurt when it comes to meat dishes, changing the flavour profile of the meat completely making it tenderer due to the marination. The restaurant specializes in serving home-style food and is a popular destination among youngsters as well as the older crowd. The word “Matamaal” literally translates to your grandmother’s house, and with the warm and friendly service, one actually does feel at home. This eatery also has an in-house bakery, which makes fresh baked Kashmiri bread like 'Lavasa', 'Czot', 'Shirmal', 'Katlam' and so on. On my recent visit, I tried the 'Kashmiri Rajma', this dish is completely different from the regular Rajma (kidney beans) you get, and the spice mix is unlike the masala, which is used to make the Punjabi version of it. The Rajma is very flavourful and pairs excellently well with a bowl of steamed rice. I also tried the mutton 'Seekh Kebab'; the meat is tender and juicy and is served along with a small portion of onion chutney, you can actually pair along Kashmiri bread with the kebabs like I did. This place is definitely worth trying.
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