i'm not a strict vegetarian and do eat fish sometimes. but i'm always on the lookout for delicious all-vegetarian food. since kashmir is known for its lush terrain and variety of produce (lots of mushrooms i think), i would love to try some kashmiri vegetarian specialties. someone even posted on one of the new york boards a couple of months ago about a wonderful home-cooked vegetarian kashmiri feast. still, a cookbook i once looked through at kalustayan, an international foods store in manhattan, said that most kashmiri dishes have meat in them and that meat is an extremely important component -- usually included in every meal???
so i have some questions steming from my vegetarian concerns: first or all, what are the regional kashmiri vegetarian dishes? do any restaurants in the northeast US prepare them? are there two styles of kashmiri cooking, the hindu vegetarian and the moslem hallal/omnivorous?
thanks in advance.