The 4-day Hareesa festival being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) was today inaugurated by Managing Director, JKTDC, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
Senior Officers of JKTDC and a large number of customers were present on the occasion, an official handout issued said.
The Hareesa festival is being organized by the Corporation at its 'familiar' restaurant Wazwaan at TRC Complex Jammu. Besides Hareesa, the guests are being also served traditional Kashmiri bakery and Noon Chai (salt tea) at the festival.
As the temperatures fall, Hareesa is the perfect and preferred breakfast in Kashmir, which is prepared by grounding mutton to a paste and using rich and aromatic spices during cooking.
"We have brought expert cooks from Kashmir to prepare the Hareesa and traditional Kashmiri bakery for the festival," Choudhary said, adding that Hareesa will be served to the guests from 7 am to 9 am daily during the festival days.
Large number of people, mostly tourists from outside the state, thronged the Wazwaan restaurant this morning to tantalize their taste buds with the Kashmiri Hareesa and bakery, the handout side.