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SquareMeal Review of Kashmir

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From the outside, Kashmir – tucked away on a side road off Putney High Street – looks like any other local curry house. But its appearance is deceptive. Once inside, it bears no resemblance to a classic curry house whatsoever, neither in its bright, modern decor nor its cuisine – in fact, Kashmir claims to be ‘the only authentic Kashmiri restaurant in England’.

The experience begins the minute the waiters bring over a bowl for you to wash your hands in – a nice touch that starts the meal with a sense of serenity. Then there’s the red leaf icon on the menu, which indicates that a dish is entirely Kashmiri. For us, it was an obvious choice to go for these, and we think it should be for you, too.

We started with onion bhaji, prepared in the authentic Kashmiri way – deconstructed in smaller strands, rather than mushed up into a ball, with the end result of something both soft and beautifully crunchy.

We also tried the kabargah – full-flavoured lamb ribs boiled in milk then deep-fried with Kashmiri spices – and another winner of aloo tikki chaat, pan-seared patties of mashed potatoes stuffed with lentils and served with yoghurt, tamarind and mint sauce.

Other hits included murgh tikka lababdar, the owner’s own butter chicken recipe which was best-in-class stuff, while the rich and creamy black lentil dal was perfect with crisp and chewy garlic naans and spice-laden Kashmiri pulao rice.

That said, not everything was quite that good. Juicy rista (dry-spiced minced lamb balls) were overpowered by the intense flavour of the spices in the gravy; the lamb in the lamb rogan josh was a bit dry; and the kokkar dhanwai korma (chicken and coriander cooked in yoghurt) lacked depth of flavour.

Everything is served with a smile and a word of welcome advice on what to order from attentive and friendly staff. Best of all, the food is delivered with precision and passion at a very reasonable price point. There’s more to this neighbourhood restaurant than meets the eye.

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Kashmir is an authentic Kashmiri restaurant in Putney founded by husband-and-wife team Razdan and Shweta, following two successful openings in India and Singapore. Self-professed as one of the only truly traditional Kashmiri restaurants in the capital, all the chefs employed are native to the region and maintaining authenticity is of the highest priority. This is a neighbourhood favourite that offers a unique experience, transporting diners to the north of India not just through the food, but through the friendly service and meal rituals too.

The dining room is cosy and intimate, with cushioned seating and ambient lighting illuminating the large painted mural on the wall, perfect for a relaxed dinner celebrating the tastes of Kashmir.

The reasonably-priced menu at Kashmir showcases the flavours of the region in the form of rich deep curries served alongside refreshing raitas, sweet and spicy homemade chutneys and fragrant rice dishes. A few of the starters may seem familiar such as onion bhajees and samosas filled with potato and peas served with tamarind chutney. Alongside this are Kashmiri specialities you may not recognise, like the nadru kebab, which is a crispy fresh lotus root skewer flavoured with royal cumin seeds and served with walnut chutney.

For the main event, there is a large variety of fish, chicken and lamb curries at a range of spice levels, as well as plenty of vegetarian options like dal tadka, channa masala and palak paneer. These are designed to be enjoyed with biryani or pulao and one of the many Indian breads available, like roti, paratha and naan. To finish, try one of the traditional desserts like gulab jamun (caramelised deep-fried milk dumplings) and tilla kulfi (ice cream available in pistachio or mango flavour).

There is a modest wine list with red, white, rose and sparkling varieties on offer, as well as cider and Indian beers.

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Are there any vegan options at Kashmir?

Yes, there is a dedicated vegan menu.

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Meet the team

Rohit Razdan

Head Chef

Chef Rohit Razdan brings the cuisine from his native home in Kashmir to Putney in southwest London. His career has taken him across the globe, from originally setting up a business in Kashmir, to moving to Singapore and finally settling down in London. His cooking focuses on ultra fresh ingredients of the highest quality to create his authentic Kashmiri dishes. 

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18 Lacy Road, Putney, London, SW15 1NL

0747 7533 888 0747 7533 888


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:30-15:00
Sun 12:30-15:00
Mon 17:30-22:30
Tue 17:30-22:30
Wed 17:30-22:30
Thu 17:30-22:30
Fri 17:30-23:00
Sat 17:30-23:00
Sun 17:30-22:30


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1 Review 

Matthew G

01 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
Great food but needs to improve on service and fixtures

Great food but not cheap with service charge always added for service that is a bit slow. Gentlemen Toilets without working locks is a bit bizarre. 

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