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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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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 ....
28 Sep 18
Akbari Paneer by lakshya8
Delve into the magical world of royal nawabi cuisine by preparing the rich and delicious akbari paneer. The paneer cubes are cooked with a delectable tomato, onion and spices paste and best accompanied with naan.
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
23 Jan 01
Dahi Shorba by vinodsharma
Recreate the magical and tangy dahi shorba or curd soup at home with this simple dahi shorba or kadhi recipe. The beaten curd is blended well with gram flour, spices,onion, chillies and tempered aptly with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves. An amazing soup recipe which can also be served as curry ....
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 ....
19 Apr 19
Dal Moghlai by Tarla Dalal
It may have originated from the royal kitchens, but this one’s a delight to make in the kitchen as well as relish. Toovar and chana dals are pressure cooked with lauki, tomatoes and turmeric and mixed well, before a tadka of garlic, ginger and jeera is added to it. Delicious!
23 Nov 14
Darbari Dal ( Mughlai Khana) by Tarla Dalal
This simple dal made with toovar and masoor dals is transformed when curds and cream are added to it. The curds provides the right amount of tanginess. Dals were made by the mughals by simering them over a slow flame for hours together, however we the recipe provided makes use of the pressure cooker ....
23 Mar 13
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to app ....
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
29 Aug 11
Dum Aloo By Chitvish by chitvish
A simple version of dum aloo which will be loved by all. It is quick as well as worth a try!!
30 Sep 18
Gajar ka Halwa By Seetha by seetha
Since it is cooked in milk totally, does not require mava which normally does not suit some and lasts longerand healthy. Children enjoy eating this with chappatis. Hope you will try this. Enjoy eating.
01 Feb 02
Ginger Lime Sherbet by Foodie #48100
Cool yourself with the refreshing and ginger flavoured beverage recipe, Ginger lime sherbet . The ginger helps to improve your digestive functions and the sherbet is also a great way of adding lost electrolytes in your diet during summers.
23 Sep 13
Green Pea Pulao with Paneer Koftas by Tarla Dalal
Green pea pulao with paneer koftas is a luxurious Mughlai
-style pulao, which is marked not just by the mix-and-match colours of green peas and apricots, but also the splendid paneer koftas that are tossed into the rice! The fragrance of saffron and other spices ....
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