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Mughlai cuisine is one that has stood the test of time. Brought to our country by the Mughals, it continues to be a favourite, especially on special occasions that call for rich food. Loaded with ghee, dry fruits, saffron, and other dairy products and spices, authentic Mughal cuisine is very rich and heavy. However, nowadays there are lighter variants being made by replacing some ingredients and cooking methods with low-fat alternatives.
This section introduces you to authentic Mughal cuisine, including a whole range of traditional favourites spanning all courses of a meal. You will find that there is a very large variety of Mughlai dishes, ranging from mild and creamy to extremely spicy ones. Take your pick from the innumerable choices like Afghani Paneer, Mughlai Aloo Lajawab, Badami Kewra Sevaiyan, Baingan Musasalam, and Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani. From koftas and kebabs to biryani and Shahi Tukda, you will find most popular dishes as well as some lesser known delights in this section.
27 Apr 17
Malai Kofta by Tarla Dalal
With Malai Kofta, it is always celebration time! This is one dish which nobody will get bored of even if it is served at every party.
The koftas themselves are so tasty that they can easily be served as a snack along with tea. You could microwave or shallow fry the koftas if you want to avoid de ....
20 Aug 13
Malai Kulfi by Tarla Dalal
Being a frozen dairy dessert, kulfi is technically an ice-cream, but with the rich flavour and unique texture of condensed milk, it is a class apart, a genre in its own right! Of the many varieties of kulfi, this traditional Malai Kulfi stands out with an extra rich and intense flavour and creamines ....
16 May 13
Karela and Capsicum Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Bitter though it is, karela has a unique taste that transforms it into a delicacy if prepared in the right ways. Here, an innovative combination of bitter gourd, onions and colourful capsicums are sautéed with a traditional tempering, resulting in a flavourful and aromatic subzi that goes well with ....
26 Apr 17
Mango Kulfi by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, the strong aroma of mangoes captivates your senses even as you enter the market. It is simply impossible to leave without buying some.
Fair enough, because this amazing fruit can be used to make a practically endless range of recipes – right from snacks to main course and of course, ....
08 Mar 16
Navratna Korma, Veg Navratan Korma by Tarla Dalal
You’ll find it in a restaurant menu in London, in a wedding feast in Chennai, or a weekend dinner in New Delhi. That’s how popular this rich, semi-sweet vegetable dish is.
Navratna Korma features a delectable assortment of vegetables and fruits in an intense gravy burgeoning with cashew paste ....
24 Apr 17
Restaurant Style Jeera Rice by Tarla Dalal
If minimal ingredients can create a dish worthy of the lords, then this is it! Restaurant-Style Jeera Rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetising aroma of jeera.
Coriander peps up the rice further, while a dollop of melted butter added at the end gives the rice a p ....
23 Nov 14
Badami Kewra Sevaiyan by Tarla Dalal
Seviyan is used by most of us to prepare kheer. This recipe uses almond paste for thickening the kheer. This paste also adds a different flavour. Essence of the highly scented kewra flower has been used as flavoring along with lots of chopped almonds. Kewra essence is readily available at most provi ....
06 Apr 17
Dal Moghlai by Tarla Dalal
It may have originated from the royal kitchens, but this one’s a delight to make in the kitchen as well as relish. Toovar and chana dals are pressure cooked with lauki, tomatoes and turmeric and mixed well, before a tadka of garlic, ginger and jeera is added to it. Delicious!
07 Jul 12
Layered Bread Kofta Biryani by Tarla Dalal
The koftas seem simple, featuring just bread and onions with a few binding and flavouring agents. However, you will be amazed to see that the crunch and flavour of this kofta is the highlight of the Layered Bread Kofta Biryani. Here, rice is topped with a tangy gravy of curds, tomatoes and green pea ....
17 Jan 17
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe.
Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern ve ....
05 Mar 16
Baingan Musasalam, Mughlai Baingan Masala by Tarla Dalal
A delightful combination of brinjals and tomatoes with spices and fresh cream, the Baingan Musallam has a luscious texture and mouth-watering flavour. It has an intense flavour and aroma, which will linger on your palate for a long time.
While the traditional Mu ....
07 May 17
Nawabi Kesar Koftas by Tarla Dalal
The grandeur of this recipe is evident from the ingredients that go into the kofta. A range of dairy products, saffron and dry fruits give these Nawabi Kesar Koftas a melt-in-the-mouth texture and magnificent flavour.
The tangy gravy, flavoured with a rich paste of spices and nuts, adds to the l ....
20 Sep 14
Vegetable Biryani ( Chawal) by Tarla Dalal
A dish that is synonymous with Indian cuisine in many restaurants the world over, the Vegetable Biryani deserves to be so popular! A masaledar gravy chock-full of veggies and paneer, is sandwiched between rice that has been cooked with spices and perked up with saffron-tinged curd. This whole arrang ....
19 Feb 17
Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa by Tarla Dalal
Here is a delicious halwa with the rich hue of carrots and the luxurious flavour of milk.
This Quick Gajar ka Halwa, made with the help of a pressure cooker, is so easy and simple, and is made with common, everyday ingredients. It does not even use khoya. You can make it on any day you feel like ....
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