Masala Tikki known as Vaaer in Kashmiri is abundantly used in Kashmiri kitchen. Hindus and Muslims are fond of this special Small mixed spice cake. In fact, this Vaaer reflects and represents the essence of Kashmiri cuisine Aroma. The Masala Tikki is made from Spices like Cloves, Zeera, Red chilly powder, Saunf Powder, Suund powder, Methraa ( Fenugreek seeds), a pinch of Turmeric, Garam Masala, Heeng (Asafoetida ) and Rohunn ( Garlic ) essentially. While Kashmiri Pandits do not use Garlic, Kashmiri Muslims do not use Heeng (Asafoetida ) though both Heeng and Garlic are flavor enhancer and have enormous medicinal properties.
Authentic Kashmiri Vaaeri or Masala Tikki is available in Kashmir, Jammu, and New Delhi. Though many Spice dealers in Kashmir sell good quality Masala Tikki, we bring Pine Brand Masala Tikki which is good for Non-Veg and chicken preparation. These Tikkis are Garlic based and are consumed mostly by Kashmiri Muslims.
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