Rajmash chawal of Peera Morh

thefirstthambi

Aj Raina
hi guys,
this one is exclusive, well almost exclusive, for the people who have self-driven/ self-owned/chartered vehicles. on the NH 1A, after you cross Batote (other side of Patni Top) and are on ur way to Ramban, almost halfway between Batote and Chanderkote/Ramban, we come ax a small group of roadside dhabas. The place is called Peerah /Peera Morh. Morh, as v know, means curve/turn on a track. Since there are curves every hundred metres or two, each with a cluster of own dhabas, be careful to halt where u find maximum number of taxis and self driven cars parked. on this curve, on both sides of the highway, are located a few dhabas, run by a family of Sharmas. They serve you only one dish- Rajmash-chawal mixed (red Kidney beans and Basmati rice cooked separately but served mixed) with anardana chutney (a smaller and wild version of pomegranate relish)and almost a large peg equivalent of desi ghee (locally clarified butter). U just have to eat it once and u can not forget it for ur life. i belong to J&K and rajmash form part of Sunday lunch without break. And yet, one served at Peera Morh is simply out of the world. It has something to do with the local water because mere culinary skills can not produce such a meal. after all, we have rejmash specialists in every lane of the state.
there is a BRO board reading Peerah but that is not the location actually. Also other dhabas serve other dishes also. So, go to Peerah morh and not Peerah and go for the simplest joints with hardly any aesthetics but a great taste. or simply, once in the area, just halt at a place where u have max halted traffic but very simple and lowly looking eateries.
 

KurtRules

Come as you are!
Thanks for the info, must try out next time... Rajmah is a staple diet in jammu right, i believe its called "mothe" there...
 

drrohin83

Member
Thanks for the info, must try out next time... Rajmah is a staple diet in jammu right, i believe its called "mothe" there...
yes it is called mothi over there
I will suggest one more eating point on NH-1 Desi Chicken of 'Manthal' (45 kms from Jammu towards Udhampur)
 

anupmathur

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gosh, this Rajma must be laced! But, with what?
The stock answer in any region of the WORLD is that THIS one is special because of the qualities of the local water! But I suspect there is always more to it than just that! :grin:

Sad that we did not know this in 2007 when we went that-a-way!
Did stop at Kud for the fresh 'Patisa' from the famous halwai there. That Patisa, hot off the fire, has etched itself into our memories forever!
Then, just before entering the tunnel before Udhampur, the Paneer Pakoras at Nandini (?) were divine! :)
 

rupinder

Active Member
thanks man , rajmah chawal is one of my favourite dish and would try to remember it when ever i venture there
 

thefirstthambi

Aj Raina
a few answers:-
hi kurt, u r almost there. Mothi is the word for rajmash but this term is used primarily in the rajmash growing belt of the state, poonch and bhaderwah/padar in doda district. more colloquially, rajmash is referred to as rajmah in jammu (dogri language). BTW, Moth refers to another variety of the rajmash...it is much bigger, has shaded as well as plain coloured surfaces and is grown and eaten in rajmash growing belts rather than in urban areas since it takes longer to cook and is not as chic as rajmash.
hi anup, that famous place is PREM sweets at Kudh. they have an outlet in Jammu too but when u talk of hot off the stove...it is nowhere else.
dr rohin, u r correct about manthal chicken. is it the same place where they also serve rajmash with makki ki roti ? u r a jammuite?
 

drrohin83

Member
a few answers:-
hi kurt, u r almost there. Mothi is the word for rajmash but this term is used primarily in the rajmash growing belt of the state, poonch and bhaderwah/padar in doda district. more colloquially, rajmash is referred to as rajmah in jammu (dogri language). BTW, Moth refers to another variety of the rajmash...it is much bigger, has shaded as well as plain coloured surfaces and is grown and eaten in rajmash growing belts rather than in urban areas since it takes longer to cook and is not as chic as rajmash.
hi anup, that famous place is PREM sweets at Kudh. they have an outlet in Jammu too but when u talk of hot off the stove...it is nowhere else.
dr rohin, u r correct about manthal chicken. is it the same place where they also serve rajmash with makki ki roti ? u r a jammuite?
I am from Jammu.
 

vikasvj5

avalanche raider
THE RAJMAH ARE BADARWAHI {BEST IN THE CLASS}
AND THE WATER OF THAT AREA IS ALSO GOOD FOR RICE TOO
WATER IS ONE OF THE MAJOR FACTOR FOR THE SUPREME QUALITY OF THAT RAJMAH CHAWAL
I AM FROM JMU SO BELIEVE ME
 

devoo

New Member
YES! Amazing Rajmah Chawal, there are 3-5 Dhabas there, ate there on 28th july, ,Rs.45/- per plate, The ghee is the magic ingredient, its aroma makes the dish really inviting.
 

turbohead

In Pursuit of Happyness
Wow, So many praises and so many things to eat, I guess I have to plan my trip to Jammu much earlier. :)
 
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