July 17, 2024

Roath’: Kashmir’s Forgotten Sweet Bread

Roath’: Kashmir’s Forgotten Sweet Bread

By :-/Aijaz Rather

09/02/2024 (JKNN) Roath, a traditional sweet bread from the picturesque region of Kashmir, India, holds a significant place in the heart of Kashmiri cuisine.

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This delicacy, often prepared during festive occasions and weddings, embodies the essence of warmth and hospitality deeply rooted in Kashmiri culture. Infused with aromatic spices such as saffron and cardamom, and adorned with nuts, Roath offers a delightful sensory experience, reminding both locals and visitors of the rich culinary heritage of the Kashmir Valley. Despite its historical significance, Roath remains relatively obscure outside the region, awaiting rediscovery as one of Kashmir’s hidden culinary treasures.

As each loaf of Roath emerges from the oven, its golden crust glistening with sweetness, it serves as a testament to Kashmir’s culinary ingenuity and cultural resilience. Yet, despite its undeniable allure, Roath remains relatively unknown beyond the borders of Kashmir, waiting to be discovered by a world eager to explore the hidden gems of regional cuisine.

In a time where culinary exploration knows no bounds, Roath beckons adventurers and food enthusiasts alike to embark on a journey of discovery—a journey that promises not only the delights of a delectable treat but also a deeper appreciation for the traditions and flavors that have shaped the soul of Kashmir.



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