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Last Updated : Nov 01,2019
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.
- हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Mughlai recipes in Hindi)
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.
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26 Oct 19
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 ....
Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant preparation that everyone is sure to enjoy! This effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses.
Capsicum adds crunch to this dry subzi, while cream gives it a luscious ....
07 Oct 19
Vegetable Biryani ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable biryani is a traditional mughlai main course item loaded with chopped vegetables, spices, saffron and dry fruits. On normal days, you can make it as a one-pot meal. Even as ingredients like capsicum and coriander spread their aroma, whiffs of saffron and other spices rise above all and pam ....
Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach by Tarla Dalal
Shorbas or Indian
soups are characterised by their tongue-tickling flavours and rich mouth-feel too. This Strength Shorba, for instance, is a dal based delight that has a luscious texture owing to the dal and spinach being blended with onions, tomatoes, etc. A dash ....
Afghani Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and p ....
16 Aug 18
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 ....
06 Sep 19
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 ....
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 it ....
08 Jul 19
Kadai Paneer Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Treat yourself to this fine subzi, made in traditional kadai paneer style, spiced up with an assortment of spices and pastes.
The addition of dried fenugreek leaves gives the Kadai Paneer Subzi its characteristic taste, while capsicum and tomatoes complement the paneer well in texture, flavour a ....
Makai Shorba by Tarla Dalal
Everyone is sure to relish this tempting, Indian-style corn soup. This refreshing soup is a great energiser and will surely establish your culinary skills. Serve hot with garlic bread, to make an absolutely low calorie 'hearty' meal.
Sabudana Khichdi in Microwave by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian
snack, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day.
It always helps to know ....
Khumbh Aur Baby Corn Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Rich and intense – these are the first words that come to your mind when you taste the Khumbh aur Baby Corn Subzi. This gravy takes you back to the Mughal era with its pungent flavour and dense mouth-feel. Of course, you can expect nothing less than luxury out of a dish that contains milk, cream, cu ....
Khus ka Sherbat by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant green concoction prepared with ingredients such as khus, Kewra, lemon juice and garden cress provides a truly cooling experience. The lemon juice gives the drink the required tanginess and the Falooda seeds provide just the right amount of substance.
19 Apr 19
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!
Methi Paneer, Mughlai Methi Paneer Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Every household has its own recipe of methi aloo, however here's a great mughlai recipe that uses paneer along with fenugreek leaves.
Methi Paneer can be given more flavour by adding some kasuri methi. Milk and sugar are used to balance the bitterness of the methi. All in all a completely lip ....
08 Apr 19
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 ....
16 Aug 19
Paneer Butter Masala by Tarla Dalal
One of the first items that we all tend to look for in a restaurant menu, the Paneer Butter Masala fits all descriptions - classic, all-time favourite, droolworthy, best of the best!
Yes, this restaurant-style Punjabi
gravy is a necessary a ....
05 Mar 19
Paneer Kulcha, Paneer Kulcha Made with Dahi, Curd by Tarla Dalal
Kulcha is a traditional preparation made with plain flour and curds. The curds add a yummy tanginess to the kulcha. Here the kulcha has been stuffed with a rich and spicy paneer filling.
It is advisable to keep the dough aside covered with a wet muslin cloth for at least 2 hours to allow it to ....
14 Jan 19
23 Sep 13
Moghlai Aloo ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
Moghlai aloo is a popular preparation of deep-fried or marinated baby potatoes in a spicy, creamy base. Moghlai cooking is known for its richness and elaborate masalas, and that is true of this recipe also. Like most moghlai recipes, here too the onions, poppy seeds and fresh cream play essential ro ....
21 Nov 07
Achari Paneer Pulao Or How To Make Achari Cottage Cheese Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Paneer, marinated with achari spices like fennel and nigella is tossed together with rice, which is cooked to perfection with typical spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and caraway. This gives the feeling of having a nice pulao with a mild pickle, but it comes in a single package, making it conv ....
16 May 11
Sheermal by Tarla Dalal
Sheermal is a mildly-sweet, saffron-flavoured naan popular in the Indo-Pak sub-continent. While this Moghul delight is traditionally prepared in a tandoor, it can also be comfortably prepared in a Tava
in the convenience of your own kitchen. Using warm mi ....
Mughlai Cauliflower, Potatoes and Green Pea Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A rich subzi of cauliflower, potatoes and green peas, cooked in Mughlai
style. A paste of ginger and spices gives the Mughlai Cauliflower, Potatoes and Green Peas Subzi an awesome flavour, while a mixture of curds and saffron gives it a royal ....
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