Discovering Lotus Seeds

As you take the serene Shikara ride in the lakes of Kashmir in the summer, you are presented with the mesmerizing poetry of Lotus flowers floating beside you. Many ancient civilizations consider the flower scared and spiritual. Fresh Lotus seeds also known in Kashmir as “Pummbuch” are encased in a layers of delightful perfectly formed…

Real Food from a fertile land – Kashmir

I spent the  last 2 weeks in the mesmerizing valley of fresh vegetables…enveloped by rich land, mountains and water. The fertile land and the water makes each vegetable so delicious that each variety feeds your soul. The most abundant is the lake green gourd and then there are the eggplants, the spinach, cucumber, nadru, beans…