Special Kashmiri Culinary Ingredients
Kashmiri Spices and Condiments
About the Author - Khan Mohammed Sharief Waza, master of Kashmiri
cuisine, belongs to the Waza family, who originally hailed from Samarkand in Afghanistan
and introduced Wazwaan to Kashmir. Always interested in his family tradition, he joined
his father, the legendary Abdul Ahad Waza, at a very young age. He says, 'My father used
to say that Wazwaan is a feast for kings. All I know about the intricacies of the art of
Wazwaan, I learnt from him'.
Khan Mohammed Sharief Waza and his brother, Shafi and Rafiq, have popularized Wazwaan
in India and abroad over the last ten years. Whenever there is a Kashmiri good festival
anywhere, the catering is invariably done by their Delhi-based company, Ahad sons. The
brothers' passionate devotion to the cause of promoting Wazwaan far and near has resulted
in their carving a prominent niche for gourmet Kashmiri food.