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Last Updated : Mar 12,2020
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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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 ....
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 ....
Aloo Gobi Ka Pulao by Tarla Dalal
Soft potatoes and cauliflower florets are sautéed with cinnamon, dry ginger and turmeric and other spices and then pressure-cooked with rice for a tasty one-dish dinner. Served hot garnished with mint springs for a comforting dinner.
Aloo Hara Masala by Tarla Dalal
Mughlai food is known to be very time consuming to prepare as it uses lots of pastes that need to be ground separately. Here is a starter that is prepared by first making a bright green fresh and minty paste and then combined with curds and other ingredients to make a marinade. Make sure you marinat ....
Aloo Khaas by Tarla Dalal
A truly spectacular marriage of spices creates this delightful dry potato subzi. Using potato roundels and spices like cumin seeds, aniseed, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and chaat masala, this dish is a treat for your taste buds. The Kashmiri red chillies add the required spark of colour to the di ....
23 Nov 14
Aloo Lajawab, Mughlai Aloo Lajawab Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured potato dish from the Mughlai
repertoire, Aloo Lajawab is prepared in the typical opulent style of the Nawabs, with lots of dairy products and cashews too. Cashews are used not just in the paste but also halved and added along with the potatoes ....
Aloo Mutter Moghlai by Tarla Dalal
A north indian favourite. Cook the potatoes well and you will never go wrong in it.
Angoor ka Sherbat by Tarla Dalal
Think of a raja from the olden days and the first picture that comes to your mind is of the lavish king enjoying a bunch of grapes while lazing in his throne! Grapes have a special place in the royal menu and this sherbet made with fresh green grapes is divine! The lemon juice and mint leaves provid ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mughlai Recipe) 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 ....
16 Aug 11
Apple Phirni by chitvish
Apple phirni presents a novel phirni recipe with grated apples and rice flour cooked with boiling milk and sugar. A creamy delicious phirni recipe with crushed nuts and almond slivers as garnish.
16 Aug 11
Badam Kheer By Chitvish by chitvish
Badam kheer is a superb sweet dish recipe which is not only loaded with great taste and thick creamy texture but also the goodness of badam or almonds.
Badami Kewra Sevaiyan 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 ....
23 Nov 14
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 ....
17 Aug 11
Baked Dum Gobi by Palak Rajput
Baked dum gobi, cauliflower florets cooked and baked in spicy tangy gravy/ sauce. Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.
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 ....
01 Jan 1900
24 Aug 13
Brown Rice Kheer by Nupurs UK Rasoi
Brown rice is way healthier than white rice. When making rice based desserts use brown rice for healthier option. The taste is a bit nutty and harder than the white rice. Brown rice has a tough layer and so it softens slower than the white rice. Please dont compare it with the mushiness of white ri ....
Butter Naan Without Using Yeast, Naan Made On Stove Top Or Tava 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 ....
30 Aug 11
Condensed Milk Gajar Halwa by vinodsharma
Gajar ka halwa is a north indian sweet dish prepared from grated gajar(or carrots) cooked with sugar, ghee and spices like cardamom. A delicious dessert dish which can be served as a snack or after meal sweet! gajar ka halwa is a favorite dessert served i north india during winters garnished with ch ....
16 May 12
Corn and Potato Kebabs by Tarla Dalal
A simple and subtle blend of ingredients shaped on a skewer and grilled to create seekh kebabs..... of a vegetarian kind. You can even shape them into tikkis and shallow fry if you like.
Corn Seekh Kebab 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 ....
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 ....
08 Feb 19
Dal Kabila by Tarla Dalal
made use of all kinds of dals
available to them to prepare mouthwatering dishes such as this one.
Made with urad dal or split black lentils this dal is tempered with whole kashmiri ....
Dal Kabila, Diabetic Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The mughals made use of every kind of dal they knew to prepare mouth-watering dishes such as this one. Made with urad dal (or split black lentils), this dal gains its colour and spiciness from the whole kashmiri red chillies.
This dal should be eaten hot as it tends to become thick and mushy whe ....
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