kashmiri life | Kashmir Culture , beauty


kashmiri life | Kashmir Culture , food
Kashmiri chili powder is a name for a powdered chili pepper that is relatively mild in heat and full-flavoured, but it’s main characteristic is a vibrant red colouring. It is somewhat similar to paprika in this respect – it is used more for colouring than for heat, although it’s slightly hotter than paprika it’s ability to impart a vibrant red colour to dishes is the reason for why before Red Food Dye, it was (And sometimes still is) the colouring agent in Tandoori Chicken and it also provides the rich red in Rogan Josh dishes. It will redden pretty much anything capable of absorbing colour: Oils, Fats, Surface of meats, Onions, etc.
kashmiri life | Kashmir Culture , food
kashmiri life | Kashmir Culture , food

Traditional Musical Instruments of Kashmir

Music has ancient roots in Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmiri music represents the melodic heritage and the refined inheritance of the state. With its unique music, the state also holds a history of traditional musical instruments which became the soul of Kashmiri Music. In Rajtarangini, the great poet of Kashmir, Kalhana mentioned about the history of musical instruments in Kashmir.
So, here some traditional musical instruments of Kashmir which is still played by the modern-day artists:

Rabab: Rabab is an integral part of Kashmiri music culture. Although it has undergone many changes in structure and manner of playing, during the course of time, it is still one of the oldest stringed musical instruments known in the field of music, Rabab is made up of second mulberry wood. It is about to three and a half feet in length. One end of the body is round with the diameter of about a foot. Rabab is played during occasions and weddings in the form of couplets or songs. The Kashmiris just can’t get over Rabab music as its tunes touch their heart.

Tumbaknari: This is an earthen shaped instrument used for every singing occasion in Kashmir. Many authors believe that this instrument has its origin in Iran because Tumbaknari shares everything common with Irani Tumakh, except its body. This instrument is played by the women folk in Kashmir. It is made by baked clay to make it sound more rhythmic.