Some Kashmiri dishes are fiercely hot, others mild and soothing. Often, they are served together at the same meal. For those of you who are unused to very spicy foods, this might be the perfect dish to try first. It is really a lamb stew – with lots of lovely fennel flavour but no hot chillies – that is eventually thickened with yogurt, so it has a creamy tartness. You could serve it with plain rice, as Kashmiris do.