21 Vegetables Grown in Kashmir

Published on: 14.03.2024
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We’ve got all the info on the Vegetables Grown in Kashmir that will help you grow the best veggies in your area!

There are many delicious Vegetables Grown in Kashmir that you can also cultivate right in your home. But how to choose the best ones? And how do you know if you’ll have luck growing them? Don’t worry, we’re here to help out.

Vegetables Grown in Kashmir

1. Tomato (टमाटर)

You’ll find a variety of tomatoes growing in Kashmir’s valleys like Pulwama, Budgam, and Shopian. Some of these are plum tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes.

2. Potato (आलू)

Did you know Kashmir is perfect for growing lovely potatoes? They grow beautifully at high altitudes, and the best ones come from Ganderbal and Sarbal.

3. Chill (मिर्च)

These spicy veggies are a key ingredient in Indian cuisine and are known for their intense heat and color. The Kashmiri Chilli (कश्मीरी मिर्च) is widely grown in Anantnag, Pampore, and Pulwama.

4. Brinjal (बैगन)

Kashmir’s Shopian and Kulgam valleys experience long summers and plenty of sunshine, which is perfect for healthy brinjal growth.

5. Radish (मूली)

Pulwama and Srinagar have great climates for growing radishes. The soil here is rich, making the radishes crisp and peppery. They’re also grown without any chemicals, making them purely organic.

6. Turnip (शलगम)

These root vegetables grown in Kashmir can be enjoyed mashed, roasted, and can also be added to soups and stews. They’re great for growing in Shopian and Budgam.

7. Carrot (गाजर)

The loose and fertile soils of Kulgam and Shopian are perfect for carrot growth as well. Why not plant these and enjoy the crunchiness?

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8. Peas (मटर)

These small, round veggies inside green pods are excellent sources of protein and fiber. They’re grown in cooler spring seasons in Pulwama and Shopian. Also in Warikah, Salamabad and Nambla.

9. Broad Bean (बाकला)

You might also know them as Fava beans. They’re larger and flatter than regular ones and have a nutty flavor. If you live in Shopian or Kulgam, you can easily grow them.

10. Onion (प्याज)

Onions in Kashmir are widely grown in Budgam and Pulwama, and yields are high due to the fertile soil and cool temperatures.

11. Garlic (लहसुन)

Garlic is a bulbous vegetable grown in Kashmir in Kulgam, Shopian, and Budgam. Kashmiri garlic has a stronger flavor, too.

12. Cucumber (खीरा)

Kashmir, particularly the village of Wanigund in Kulgam district, is a major producer of cucumbers. Cucumbers are enjoyed raw in salads and dips and can also be made into a cucumber pickle.

13. Bitter Gourd (करेला)

Bitter gourds need long sunshine hours and the right balance of moisture, which you can find in Kulgam and Shopian.

14. Bottle Gourd (लौकी)

These large, elongated vegetables grown in Kashmir are prominent in Pulwama and Shopian and a part of some excellent curry recipes.

15. Ash Gourd (राख लौकी)

You’ll also find plenty of Ash Gourds in Shopian and Kulgam. They’re sweet and savory and mature in 3-4 months.

16. Ridge Gourd (तोरई)

Pulwama and Shopian’s moderate rainfall and warm summers are great spots for growing Ridge Gourds in Kashmir. They’re commonly used in stir-fries and curries.

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17. Capsicum (शिमला मिर्च)

Capsicums come in many shades, such as green, red, yellow, and even orange, and all of these are grown in Srinagar and Anantnag.

18. Ladyfinger (भिन्डी)

Ladyfinger plants need full sun to grow, or they don’t yield proper vegetables. That’s why they’re grown in the warm summers of Shopian and Kulgam.

19. Cabbage (पत्ता गोभी)

Cabbages grow well in the spring and autumn seasons in Kashmir’s Pulwama and Srinagar valleys. The cabbages that come from here have healthy, crispy heads.

20. Cauliflower (फूलगोभी)

How could we miss these lovely vegetables? Cauliflowers are grown in areas like Shopian and Budgam and are a great source of vitamins and minerals.

21. Red Spinach (कश्मीरी लाल साग)

The Dari Saag, also known as Kashmiri Lal Saag, grows plentifully in the Kashmir valley. It’s a staple food for people and has an earthly flavor.

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