How beautiful the fields must be when the saffron crocus/Crocus sativus blooms. Miles of purple blooms. Maybe I'll plan an autumn trip to Kashmir just to see the blooming fields.
Signs like this one greeted us all along the saffron route. Everywhere the trees were devoid of leaves but the sights were breathtaking.
Shops sold spices like shah jeera, cardamoms, cinnamon, ready-made masala pastes, rajma, and all kinds of dried fruits. The pine nuts were from Afghanistan, pistachios from Iran, and many shops sold honey from Pakistan.
I made some Kashmiri rajma today. The beans are smaller than the usual rajma. The dish cooked with onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, and red chilli powder turned out to be delicious!
|Puffed lotus seeds(left) and kheer made with it|
I can't resist ending my post with more images of the beautiful landscape of Kashmir. Thank you for stopping by today.