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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.
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21 Mar 16
Khus Drink by Tarla Dalal
Sip on this cooling Khus Drink on a hot summer’s day, and you will realise what ambrosia tastes like! Indeed, khus syrup when combined with subza seeds and lemon juice gives you so refreshing a drink that you will feel as if every cell in your body is rejuvenated by it.
This drink has to be se ....
10 May 17
Shahi Paneer, Shahi Paneer Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
The very word shahi connotes richness – and you will not be disappointed because that is just what this recipe is! Loaded with cashew nuts, poppy seeds, ghee and cream, the shahi gravy has a very luscious mouth-feel that is complemented beautifully by its intense flavour, contributed by ingredients ....
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 ....
16 May 11
Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Rice kheer is a traditional favourite all across india, especially in the south, where it is one of the most preferred options for weddings and special occasions. Traditionally, the milk and rice are simmered for a long time till the rice is cooked and the milk turns a pinkish hue with a rich aroma, ....
29 Sep 16
Malai Kofta Curry, Creamy Kofta Curry by Tarla Dalal
Extremely soft koftas that melt in your mouth, dipped in a creamy tomato-flavoured gravy that soothes and cradles your taste buds, that is what the Malai Kofta Curry is!
The mouth-melting koftas are made of fresh coconut and potatoes rather than the more common paneer-based koftas, and the gra ....
20 Sep 14
Paneer Tikka Pulao by Tarla Dalal
This festive season surprise your loved ones with this exotic Paneer Tikka Pulao. The juicy paneer and vegetables are marinated in a dense blend of curd and spices, before being cooked on a tava, and finally tossed in with the rice to make a finger-licking delicacy.
29 Sep 15
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 ....
23 Nov 14
Lajjatdar Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The basic mughlai gravy has been used to prepare this delicious paneer dish. Since the use of various pastes is common in mughlai cooking, a paste of garlic, ginger, cardamoms, cloves and poppy seeds has been used. Using grated onion gives the gravy a better texture. Instead of grating the onions yo ....
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 ....
23 Nov 14
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 ....
02 May 17
Stuffed Shahi Puri by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, Stuffed Shahi Puris is truly a royal fare! Dough prepared with flour and methi, is stuffed with a rich paneer mixture, rolled into puris and deep-fried in oil.
The accents of methi contrast well with the soft blend of paneer, making this dish an unforgettable experience.
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, ....
26 Nov 12
Vegetable Biryani (1 Tsp Oil ) by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is known to be a rich and luxurious preparation of rice and vegetables. While it traditionally contains oodles of ghee and oil, you will realise upon trying this intelligent version that the same richness can be brought out through the intensity of the spices and quantity of vegetables, with ....
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