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05:13 Feb 25, 2009
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Cooking / Culinary / Spices
Urdu term or phrase: Kashmiri Ver
It is used in cooking. I think it's a spice. The word is probably Indian-origin (not sure abt the etymology, but it IS used in Indian/kashmiri dishes).
What is the English for it ? If there is no correct/exact English for this, then can you please descibe it for me ?
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4 +1Kashmiri Ver is a rice poridge that gets its flavor from a unique Veri spice blendQudsia Lone



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Kashmiri Ver is a rice poridge that gets its flavor from a unique Veri spice blend

Web address for the info given below: http://madteaparty.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/ver-the-opposite...

...cooking and eating ver marks the beginning of important celebrations such as weddings and yagnopavit ceremonies.
Ver is a delicious rice porridge that gets its flavour and name from the unique Kashmiri spice-blend called veri masala. Veri masala is a mix of spices (hing and Kashmiri red chillies predominating) and urad dal flour, mixed together with mustard oil, and shaped into thick discs with a hole in the center. The spice cakes are then dried in the sun and stored for later use.

The pounding together of the spices and perhaps, also the process of sun-drying creates a unique complexity of flavours that is more than the sum of its parts; the spice mix cannot be substituted with an instant mix of the ingredients. You will have to rely on a Kashmiri friend to source it. In Delhi veri masala and all other ingredients unique to Kashmiri cuisine, including dried eggplant, quince, and bottle gourds, can be found at the Durga Masala Store at INA Market.

Note added at 19 hrs (2009-02-26 01:10:02 GMT)

I don't think there will be an English translation for it since it is a blend of spices prepared in a fashion unique to Kashmir. It is like "garam masala"--you can explain what it is in English, but you cannot translate the name as such. For names like "garam masala," English recipes use the transliteration of the name and explain what it is in brackets or footnotes. Same will be the case for Kashmiri Ver/Veri spice cakes/blend.

Qudsia Lone
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agree  abufaraz: Well Explained !!
23 mins

neutral  Lalit Sati: Kashmiri Traditional Spice Mix. Please see for details: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/hindi_to_english/cooking_culinary/...
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