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Last Updated : Mar 12,2020



मुगलई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Mughlai recipes in Hindi)
મુઘલાઇ વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Mughlai recipes in Gujarati)
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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Butter Naan Without Using Yeast, Naan Made On Stove Top Or Tava
Recipe# 40940
15 Jun 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Surprise your family by preparing these delicious naans right at home using everyday ingredients. You don’t even need yeast, and these Butter Naans can be cooked easily in a tava. Common ingredients like curds, baking soda, baking powder and butter help to produce the characteristic texture of the n ....
Vegetable Korma
Recipe# 3199
05 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a vegetable dish that everybody loves, and which can be made easily at home as most of the ingredients are readily available. This awesome Vegetable Korma features a wide assortment of crunchy and colourful veggies, cooked with rich ingredients like milk, cream and paneer, and flavoure ....
Lajjatdar Paneer
Recipe# 30947
23 Nov 14

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 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 ....
Fruit Kulfi, Banana and Apple Kulfi
Recipe# 2853
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kulfi is an all-time favourite Indian dessert , which captivates us with its intensely milky flavour and spicy notes. You might have tried different variants of
Khus Drink
Recipe# 1452
21 Mar 16

 
 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 ....
Malai Kofta Curry, Creamy Kofta Curry
Recipe# 255
23 Sep 13

 
 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 ....
Paneer Tikka Pulao
Recipe# 4754
20 Sep 14

 
 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.
Stuffed Shahi Puri
Recipe# 242
03 Jul 19

 
 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. ....
Fruity Phirni
Recipe# 8696
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A variation of rice phirni. Poha is a rich source of iron. Adding fruits provides nutrients as well fibre to your diet and makes the phirni colourful and interesting.
Corn Seekh Kebab
Recipe# 30941
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Seekh kebabs are known to be traditionally non-vegetarian preparations. Here is a wonderful vegetarian recipe of a seekh kebab made with grated sweet corn and mashed potatoes. To obtain firmer and better-textured kebabs it is advisable to steam the potatoes. Butter is combined with chilli powder for ....
Karela and Capsicum Subzi
Recipe# 4311
14 Jan 19

 
 
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 w ....
Badami Kewra Sevaiyan
Recipe# 30975
23 Nov 14

 
 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 ....
Layered Bread Kofta Biryani
Recipe# 6484
07 Jul 12

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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 ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mughlai Recipe)
Recipe# 30978
19 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dried anjeer is truly delicious even when eaten by itself. Here is a recipe of a scrumptious anjeer halwa that uses loads of almonds. Milk powder is used in this recipe improving its texture and adding a unique flavour. Adjust the sugar content based on the sweetness of the figs and the milk powder ....
Lachha Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 4388
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Just the sight of these crispy, ringed parathas is enough to make your mouth water! These sumptuous whole wheat parathas plumped up with succulent paneer, are rolled using a special procedure, which results in an exciting texture and appearance. Flavour enhancers like coriander, green chillies and c ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
06 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to pamper yourself, there is no better way than to cook yourself some luxuriant Moghlai food! Moghlai cuisine is generally quite rich, with abundant use of spices and dairy products like ghee, cream and butter. However, we have ....
Pistewali Curry Mein Malai Kofte
Recipe# 30948
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cashew nuts are commonly used in indian cooking for thickening gravies and adding volume. However the mughlas didn't stop there! they used their beloved dry fruits such as pistachios to create whole dishes. This lovely green gravy is prepared with loads of pistachios. Coriander add some colour to th ....
Shahi Pulao ( Mughlai Khana)
Recipe# 37257
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The word “shahi” is associated with dry fruits in any cuisine. Here it’s the addition of apricots which in rice gain a new flavour when layered with spicy curds gravy. Green peas added to the rice make this dish a treat for your eyes. This dish is a little time consuming but is a great option ....
Shahi Pulao
Recipe# 1581
28 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
shahi pulao | shahi veg pulao | mughlai shahi pulao | how to make shahi pulao | with 30 amazing images. The presence of the word Shahi always hints at the richness of a recipe. Indeed, ....
Rose Falooda
Recipe# 30932
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Mughals are known for their love of all things delicious and fragrant. Thus flowers hold a special place in Mughlai cooking. The rose with its lovely fragrance and delicious subtle flavours is their first choice. The ever-popular Falooda that is available today at every restaurant just down ....
Microwave Apple Kheer
Recipe# 4940
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Flavoured elegantly with cardamom and nutmeg powder, the Microwave Apple Kheer is a wonderful dessert that will be loved by all, especially children. The best part is that every step, from stewing the apples to thickening the milk, is easily done with the microwave oven. Just make sure that the milk ....
Hare Bhare Kebab
Recipe# 6482
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A nutritious kebab that is also great on taste! Boiled potatoes, French beans and carrots are mashed in with torn spinach leaves, plenty of coriander ginger and chillies. Shaped into patties, these are deep-fried in hot oil. Eat them hot! 
Shahi Aloo (  Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 270
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy-to-prepare yet rich preparation, shahi aloo is fit for even a grand dinner menu! cashews and raisins not only add to the grandeur but also enhances the flavour.
Moghlai Roti
Recipe# 183
26 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional bread from the imperial Mughal times, this recipe features a plain flour roti aesthetically flavoured with aniseeds powder. Follow the kneading and leavening procedure exactly as mentioned to get the best texture. You can enhance the flavour and aroma of the Moghlai Roti by crushing th ....
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Mughlai
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 on 08 Jan 19 04:24 PM


great Information
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words.
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08 Jan 19 05:55 PM