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or Maish Krej is a traditional ripened cheese
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product indigenous to Jammu and Kashmir
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. It is a very dense cheese that is usually fried in its own fat and salted prior to being eaten. Kalaris are usually made from cow's milk, though kalaris made from goat's milk are also available, and have a whitish color. Kalaris, traditionally a local hill cheese product are an intrinsic part of Kashmiri and Dogra cuisine and often incorporated into other dishes, such as the "Kalari-Kulcha
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," which is a popular snack
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in the Jammu region.In the Kashmir region, it is often prepared with tomatoes, after frying.