KATHMANDU: A 10-day food festival titled ‘Flavours of Kashmir’ organised by the Indian Embassy is underway in Kathmandu.
The festival has been organised as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit’ ceremony, an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
The food festival being held at Aloft Kathmandu Thamel started on December 10 and will last on December 19.
The festival on Friday showcased authentic Kashmiri cuisine from India, with dishes being curated by Indian celebrity chef, Sanjay Raina. The food festival was inaugurated by Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to Nepal, the embassy said in a statement.
Known throughout India and the world as ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir is blessed not only with natural beauty, but also a heritage of divine cuisine. A widespread of delicacies include Kashmiri Pulao, Rista, Gushtaba, Tabakmoz, Lal Chicken, Kebab, Firni among others.
The event was also a curtain-raiser for a series of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Indian Food Festivals in Nepal.
At the inauguration ceremony, cultural performances showcasing Kashmir’s rich heritage were performed by the artists of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre.