Daawat-e-Kashmir: Delivering Authentic Handmade Kashmiri Food Right At Your Doorstep

As a food connoisseur, I'm always looking for newer opportunities to explore different types of cuisines. One such opportunity presented itself last week when the owner of a year-old Kashmiri home delivery/takeaway outlet 'Daawat-e-Kashmir' contacted me via Facebook for food tasting. The idea of authentic handmade Kashmiri food delivered right at my doorstep was enticing to say the least!

Kashmiri food is most famous for the variety of spices and ingredients used - from red chili to salt - Daawat-e-Kashmir brings to you the most original taste of 'Pandit' cuisine from the valley of Kashmir.


Brainchild of 24-years-old Vivek Dhar who opened this outlet in December 2015 after three years of careful research and planning, Daawat-e-Kashmir caters to the flourishing foodie crowd of Gurgaon (and Delhi too if prior order is placed), operating as delivery-only for now. You can place orders for your favorite Mughlai and Kashmiri food by calling 9821542005 or 0124-4042048 and collect the same from their base kitchen directly. Since the majority of food is made fresh on demand, the outlet usually requests for an hours’ time for delivery. Outdoor catering services are also available on request.


The kitchen staff includes four chefs in all -
  • Two for Kashmiri cuisine (one for Kashmiri Pandit food and other for Kashmiri Muslim food): Both the chefs hail from the Kashmir valley.
  • One for Mughlai cuisine (gravy and biryani mainly)
  • One for Tandoori food (breads and starters mainly)
[Vivek is also planning to open up a fine dining restaurant by December 2016.]

Thinking of ordering food from Daawat-e-Kashmir? Here are my top recommendations. 
  • Papdi Paneer: This Daawat-e-Kashmir special (from Mughlai kitchen) is made of cottage cheese chunks - marinated, rolled in papadum, and then fried to provide a crunchy edge!
Papdi Paneer
  • Kashmiri Wazwan: Considered a point of pride for all Kashmiris, the Kashmiri Wazwan is a multi-course meal with Rista, Tabak Maaz, Kebab, Gushtaba, Yakhni, Rogan Josh and Phirni, to name a few.
Kashmiri Wazwan
  • Butter Chicken: Perfect non-vegetarian gravy dish that balances the taste of tangy tomatoes, yoghurt, and smokey kasuri methi (dried Fenugreek leaves).
Butter Chicken
  • Tabak Maaz: Flavorsome and succulent deep-fried mutton chops made with Kashmiri spices and yoghurt to give you a near perfect experience. Enjoy the crackling skin and juicy meat of Tabak Maas while you're at it! 

Tabak Maaz
  • Mutton Rista: Yet another Kashmiri delicacy. Here the mutton is cooked in Kashmiri spices with saffron, pounded to form beautiful 'velvety textured' meatballs. There is nothing better than these wholesome meatballs dipped in delicious red curry! 
Mutton Rista 
  • Mushroom Yakhni: Mushrooms sautéed and cooked in yoghurt curry. If mushroom is not your thing, you could go for the Nadru Yakhni, a vegetarian specialty in which the Lotus stem is cooked in yoghurt curry with Kashmiri spices.
Nadru Yakhni
  • Tamatar Chaman: Chaman in Kashmiri language means cottage cheese. As the name suggests, this vegetarian dish is cooked in tomato gravy with Kashmiri spices. 
Tamatar Chaman
  • Haak Saag: A Kashmiri specialty made from Saag (Indian spiced spinach) in its broth. 
Haak Saag
  • Phirni: Indulge in this creamy milk and rice based sweet dish.

The outlet also serves an exciting range of tandoori dishes such as the Murg Tandoori, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton and Chicken Kashmiri Kebabs, Cauliflower Kebabs, and Chaap.

Tandoori Dishes at Daawat-e-Kashmir

Room for more? Go for the crunchy Nadru Churma, Stuffed Mushrooms, Kashmiri Rajma, Nawabi Seekh, Mutton Gustaba, Chicken Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Veg Biryani, Mutton Mastch, Paneer Lababdar, Dal Minchi Seekh, or Murg Lemon Leaf Tikka.

Kashmiri Kebabs

The packaging is perfect; every dish is nestled in plastic microwavable bowls. You don't require separate cutlery when you order from Daawat-e-Kashmir.

Plastic Microwavable Bowls


So what are you waiting for? Enjoy the rich aroma and taste and authentic flavors of Mughlai and Kashmiri cuisines from your favorite kitchen in town!

[Address: Navkriti Building, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Nearest Metro Station: Sikanderpur
Mobile: 9821542005 – 6
Price: INR 800 for two
Open every day from: 12 – 4 pm; 7 – 11.30 pm]  


  1. Starting from the name which sounds very exotic, I found a couple of vegetarian options which I might relish.

  2. These all are looking very tempting . I heard alot about it will surly check it out whenever I will visit the place.

  3. Food look so tempting . If you haven't visited Kashmir then why not have that aroma and taste in Delhi in this restro. Love to visit it.

  4. Nice, all food looking delicious. will surly check it. Thanx to share 👍.

  5. Food looks awesome. Hope he open this in my city too as all the dishes looks heavenly . Thanks for sharing will spread the word.

  6. The pictures look mouth-watering and it's amazing that authentic Kashmiri food can now be home-delivered. Will share this with my friends in Gurgaon.

  7. The papdi paneer sounds most amazing to me. it is great that Kashmiri cuisine have many options for vegetarian people too, would love to give this a try. thanks for sharing all details and loved the clicks too.

  8. All the food dishes are looking tempting. This time when I will be in Gurgaon I am going to visit this place for soon.

  9. Kashmiri Cuisine has an exotic aura around it that is almost royal. Maybe this has to do with its exclusiveness. One does not find many places serving the Kashmiri Cuisine. Daawat-e-kashmir, seems to be a great place to get authentic fare.

  10. I am so happy to read your post, Rahul. We have Kashmiri friends and have relished authentic Kashmiri cuisine at their homes. Your post is the perfect guide for those who want to try and indulge in this little known cuisine.

  11. Kashmiri dishes have a unique flavour. It is great that we get the at our doorsteps.

  12. I have heard that Kashmiri cusine is dominated by some great non veg dishes. Havent tried much from their cusine but these at Daawat-e-Kashmir looks so authentic. And I am sure the ones who want to eat some great kashmiri food can enjoy to the fullest in this place. A perfect set up for good food and ambinece

  13. Wow the food looks so scrumptious and the papdi panner is wow. This is a treat for all who love Kashmiri cuisine.

  14. All the pictures looks quite delicious. I noticed a few vegetarian options too, would love to try these some day :)

  15. Tabak Maaz and the papdi paneer look so delicious and fresh dishes in Dawat e kashmir menu. I will like to try them for sure.

  16. Kashmiri food is one of the best and mouthwatering cuisine we have in our country. I just loved that they are serving this with so much authenticity.

  17. Kashmiri cuisine is my all time fav, i am surely visiting this place seems to be awesome to get an authentic taste

  18. I have tasted few Kashmiri recipes earlier and really loved the rich taste. This place seems to house the best of Kashmiri cuisine.

  19. I've never tasted kashmiri cuisine before. The Daawat-e-Kashmir Authentic Handmade food items looks authentic and delicious

  20. It is great that we get the at our doorsteps . I have never tried this cuisine and it will be good to order


  21. What a lovely coincidence, just today my husband asked to order some authentic Kashmiri food, like wazwan & Kashmiri Pulav and here you have shared an outlet that is doing just the best work. Saving the details.


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