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Last Updated : Mar 25,2018
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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Sukhe Baingan by Tarla Dalal
This baingan preparation cannot be labeled a dry subzi and neither is it a snack. It is a delicious preparation of brinjal that have been stuffed with a spicy filling and deep-fried to perfection. It can be eaten along with another subzi or as a side dish to any meal and makes a great dish to serve ....
17 Apr 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 ....
09 Apr 18
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi by Tarla Dalal
meal is complete without a serving of our own desi ice-cream, the Kulfi! There are innumerable varieties of Kulfi, ranging from spice-tinged ones to fruity flavours too.
This Dry Fruit Kulfi is a traditional recipe, in proper
10 Apr 18
11 Apr 18
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 ....
03 Apr 18
Lajjatdar Handi Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Handi Biryani is absolutely superior to those made with other methods like open or pressure cooking, even though it appears to use similar ingredients.
The simple process of sealing the lid with chapati dough and allowing the ingredients to cook within a covered environment makes all the differe ....
26 Mar 18
Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani by Tarla Dalal
A reminder of the opulence of the Nawabs, the Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani is a royal treat that pampers you with every mouthful! Perfectly cooked long-grained rice is layered with a richly flavoured tomato gravy studded with scrumptious kabuli chana koftas. The gravy, made with tomato puree, masala p ....
26 Mar 18
Sitafal Phirni, Custard Apple Phirni by Tarla Dalal
The combination of milky and fruity flavours is extremely soothing in this Sitafal Phirni. Milk thickened with rice flour is flavoured with custard apple pulp and refrigerated to enhance the flavour and get the perfect consistency.
Serve chilled for a fruitilicious experience, which is much he ....
04 Nov 16
Shahi Paneer Mutter by Tarla Dalal
The word 'Shahi' is immediately associated with rich, fat-laden and royal subzis. Here is a healthier version of the same, made with well-chosen ingredients and slight modifications to the cooking style.
You will be surprised to note it retains the royal flavour! To maintain the richness and the ....
05 Apr 18
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
16 Oct 17
Gajar ka Halwa, Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Gajar ka Halwa has a traditional charm that continues to please every generation of Indians! Here is a quick and tasty version of Gajar ka Halwa made using the pressure cooker.
Cooked in milk, the carrots acquire a rich taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which are intensified by the addition o ....
21 Feb 18
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 ....
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