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Mughlai recipes

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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Shahi Paneer, Shahi Paneer Sabzi
Recipe# 249
27 Feb 19

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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 ....
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
Recipe# 30972
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No Indian 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
Dal Kabila
Recipe# 37759
09 Jun 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
dal kabila recipe | Mughlai dal kabila | tadka urad dal | with 22 amazing images. dal kabila is a mouthwatering Mughlai dal kabila made with urad dal or split bl ....
Khajur Imli Ki Chutney ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33328
16 May 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Khajur imli ki chutney, this iron-rich chutney is a traditional and very common one, but never fails to impress. It is a safe bet to serve during any party as you can be sure your guests will like it.
Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte
Recipe# 30956
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Mughlas made use of every ingredient in their cooking and in the most unusual ways. This dish as the name suggests uses phal or fruit to make the kofta. Raw banana is combined with a few basic spices and deep-fried to make wonderfully ....
Sukhe Baingan
Recipe# 30961
23 Nov 14

 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 ....
Saunf Sherbet ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4933
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
A delicious cooling drink for summers which helps keep dehydration at bay.
Lajjatdar Handi Biryani
Recipe# 30968
23 Nov 14

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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 ....
Kabuli Chana Kofta Biryani
Recipe# 1970
05 Feb 19

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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 ....
Shahi Paneer Mutter
Recipe# 22198
13 Jun 11

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 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 ....
Nawabi Kesar Koftas
Recipe# 38459
28 Dec 18

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 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 ....
Gajar ka Halwa, Microwave Gajar ka Halwa
Recipe# 2779
14 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
At restaurants, mithai shops, parties and weddings, Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) is a wonderful addition to the spread, as nobody has enough grit to resist it! Indeed, the unique juicy texture of this halwa, its balanced sweetness and innate richness make it totally irresistible. Now, we shar ....
Vegetable Biryani (1 Tsp Oil )
Recipe# 3580
26 Nov 12

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 ....
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
07 Oct 20

 by Tarla Dalal
khus drink recipe | Indian khus cooler | homemade khus lemon drink | summer party mocktail | khus drink is a quick fix lemon tinged khus flavoured drink for hot s ....
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 ....
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 ....
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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.
08 Jan 19 05:55 PM