Masala Tikki known as Vaaer in kashmiri is abundantly used in kashmiri kitchen. Hindus and Muslims are fond of this special Small mixed spice cake . In fact this Vaaer reflects and represents the essence of kashmiri cuisine Aroma . The Masala Tikki is made from Spices like Cloves , Zeera , Red chilly powder , Saunf Powder, Suund powder, Methraa ( Fenugreek seeds ) ,a pinch of Turmeric ,Garam Masala , Heeng (Asafoetida ) and Rohunn ( Garlic ) essentially . While kashmiri Pandits do not use Garlic, kashmiri Muslims do not use Heeng (Asafoetida ) though both Heeng and Garlic are flavor enhancer and have enormous medicinal properties .
Authentic kashmiri Vaaeri or Masala Tikki is available in kashmir , Jammu and new Delhi. Though many Spice dealers in Kashmir sell good quality Masala Tikki , we bring Pine Brand Masala Tikki which is good for Non Veg and chicken preparation. These Tikkis are Garlic based and are consumed mostly by Kashmiri Muslims.