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Last Updated : Sep 14,2021



मुगलई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Mughlai recipes in Hindi)
મુઘલાઇ વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Mughlai recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Mughlai Recipes | Mughlai Dishes in India | Vegetarian Mughlai Food | Mughlai Cuisine

Indian Mughlai Recipes | Mughlai Dishes in India | Vegetarian Mughlai Food | Mughlai Cuisine. 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.

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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 we have in this section. From koftas and kebabs to biryani and mithai, you will find most popular dishes as well as some lesser known delights in this section.

Mughlai Indian Vegetarian Starter Recipes

Makhmali paneer tikka delicacy is one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. Cottage cheese marinated in a hung curd and cheese, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a wood-fired tandoor but here we have got you a Mughlai makhmali paneer tikka in an oven that needs no tandoor and can be easily made in an oven. 

Makhmali Paneer Tikka Made in Oven, TawaMakhmali Paneer Tikka Made in Oven, Tawa

Making makhmali paneer tikka is super easy, all you need to do is marinate paneer for half an hour, cook and it is ready to be relished. We have made the marination with hung curd, cheese spread, cashewnut powder and garam masala. 

Afghani paneer tikka is also from the kitchens of Mughals. Learn how to make restaurant style Afghani paneer. 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. The spice powder of this paneer Afghani, is a classic example of this.

Afghani PaneerAfghani Paneer

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Mughlai Indian Vegetarian Roti and Naan Recipes

A traditional bread from the imperial Mughal times, the Mughlai Roti 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 the aniseeds with a mortar and pestle instead of powdering it in a mixer-grinder.

Moghlai RotiMoghlai Roti

Think Nawabi, and luxury is the first word that comes to mind! Indeed, what better way to recreate that richness than by using mixed nuts. This scrumptious Nawabi Naan is an amazing creation of traditional tandoori naan studded with nuts. This gives you a lovely texture and mildly sweet flavour as you chew on the naan. Once you sprinkle the nuts on the rolled dough, roll it lightly once again, so that they stick to the dough and do not fall off when cooked in the tava. Serve this naan with a tangy, spicy Subzis / Curries to make a memorable meal.

Nawabi NaanNawabi Naan

Sheermal is a mildly-sweet, saffron-flavoured naan popular in the Indo-Pak sub-continent. While this Moghul delight is traditionally prepared in a tandoor, it can also be comfortably prepared in a Tava in the convenience of your own kitchen. Using warm milk and spices in the dough gives it a really rich flavour, which makes this usable as a main course as well as a standalone snack that you can have with tea. Do not forget to brush the Sheermal with a little ghee before serving, as it accentuates the aroma manifold.

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Mughlai Indian Vegetarian Sabzi Recipes

Baingan musallam recipe is a rich sabzi with a vibrant mouth-feel. You will surely enjoy the mix of flavours and textures. A delightful combination of brinjals and tomatoes with spices and fresh cream, the shahi baingan sabzi 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.

Baingan Musallam, Mughlai Baingan MasalaBaingan Musallam, Mughlai Baingan Masala

While the traditional Mughlai baingan masala uses whole brinjals, we have chopped it to make it easier to cook and consume. Enjoy this delicacy with rice or your favourite roti.

Paneer in white gravy is a slightly sweet and slightly spicy gravy for people of all ages. Deliciously soft paneer in a rich and luscious gravy, which is sure to make your main course very, very special. The Mughlai paneer in white gravy features a rich onion-cashew paste, perked up with a special powder and whole spices. Although the gravy does take some time to cook, this Nawabi paneer curry is otherwise quite easy as it makes use of everyday ingredients and simple cooking methods.

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The Mughlas made use of every ingredient in their cooking and in the most unusual ways. Kacche kele ke kofte 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 tasty kofta. These are eaten with an equally unusual gravy that is a little sweet as it makes use of honey. A must try for everyone!

Kachhe Kele Ke KofteKachhe Kele Ke Kofte

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Mughlai Indian Vegetarian Rice Recipes

Achari paneer pulao is a perfect party fare. 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 paneer tikka rice with a mild pickle, but it comes in a single package, making it convenient to serve or pack.

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After having seen Mughlai food it is evident that saffron or kesar is a much-loved ingredient that can be used in a number of dishes. Zaffrani Pulao or saffron rice is simply rice prepared with saffron flavouring. Paneer, cashewnuts and raisins make this preparation a rich delicacy that is easy to prepare and that can be cooked up in a jiffy.

Zaffrani PulaoZaffrani Pulao

Sweet rice is a sweet version of pulao with some basic spice and condiments along with sugar. Learn how to make zarda pulao. Try this simple version of the popular zarda pulao. With the addition of saffron, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves, a sweet, spicy aroma fills the whole house kindling everybody’s appetite!

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The presence of the word Shahi always hints at the richness of a recipe.
Indeed, the Shahi Pulao is a rice dish that is loaded with spices, veggies and a horde of other ingredients, which give it a memorable flavour and texture.
While an assortment of spices including saffron and caraway seeds gives this shahi veg pulao preparation a rich aroma, taste and hue, veggies, pineapple and paneer give it a wonderful range of textures. Pineapple also gives the mughlai shahi pulao a juicy tanginess, which you are sure to enjoy.

Shahi PulaoShahi Pulao

Mughals were known to name certain dishes after themselves to signify where they were invented. Shahjahani khichdi is a comforting Mughlai one pot dish meal. It is a super easy dish to make. Shahjahani khichdi recipe is a brilliant khichdi made from rice and moong, this preparation is flavoured with whole garam masalas. Freshly grated coconut and cashew nuts are used to add volume and flavouring to the khichdi.

Shahjahani khichdi recipe | Mughlai Shahjahani khichdi | whole green moong khichdi | moong ki khichdi |Shahjahani khichdi recipe | Mughlai Shahjahani khichdi | whole green moong khichdi | moong ki khichdi

Mughlai Indian Dal Recipes

Dal kabila is a mouthwatering Mughlai dal kabila made with urad dal or split black lentils this dal is tempered with whole Kashmiri red chillies that add the spiciness and colour. This dal can be served with rice as well as with rotis or parathas.

Dal Kabila

Dal Kabila

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Dal Mughlai 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!

Mughlai dal recipe | dal Mughlai recipeMughlai dal recipe | dal Mughlai recipe

Shahjahani dal is a rich dal which combines the unique aroma and flavour of both whole spices and spice powder. This shahjahani chickpea dal is named after the Mughal emperor Shahjahan. A truly magnificent creation, this dal is made with kabuli peas that have been boiled and pureed. It is further perked up with a host of Indian spices for an authentic aroma and taste.

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Mughlai Indian Dessert /Sweet Recipes

Shahi tukda is one of the most popular Indian desserts. True to its name it is a ‘shahi’ delight! Pieces of bread are dipped in delicious saffron flavoured sugar syrup and topped with rich and creamy rabdi. Though rabdi is usually made by thickening milk over the stove for hours we have provided a shorter recipe using condensed milk that tastes just as good! Ghee has been used for frying the bread however you could substitute oil for it if required. If you enjoyed this Mughlai mithai, enjoy other Mughlai Mithai.

Quick Shahi TukdaQuick Shahi Tukda

Happy Cooking!

Try our Indian Mughlai Recipes | Mughlai Dishes in India | Vegetarian Mughlai Food | Mughlai Cuisine and other Mughlai Recipes…

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65 Mughlai Subzis Curries Recipe


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Shahi Aloo (  Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 270
05 Mar 21

 
 
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.
Hara Bhara Tikki Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32670
19 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
hara bhara tikki roll recipe | palak kebab roll | healthy veg wrap | healthy wrap for weight loss | with 44 amazing images. hara bhara tikki roll recipe |
Butter Naan Without Using Yeast, Naan Made On Stove Top Or Tava
Recipe# 40940
19 Mar 21

 
 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 ....
Malai Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 4086
24 Mar 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Innumerable times you would have ordered Malai Koftas in Makhani Gravy at restaurants, but now it is time to try this hot favourite at home, in the comfort of your own kitchen! Succulent and spicy vegetable dumplings find a flavourful home in this rich tomato gravy, cooked in butter and topped ....
Mango Falooda
Recipe# 41774
13 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
mango falooda recipe | mango faluda ice cream | mango falooda with homemade seviya | homemade mago falooda with mango pulp | with 17 amazing images. mango falooda recipe ....
How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani
Recipe# 5299
15 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
how to make basmati rice for biryani recipe | simple Indian basmati rice for biryani | basmati rice in pot for biryani | perfect basmati rice water ratio | with 15 amazing images.
Khus ka Sharbat
Recipe# 30933
24 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
khus ka sharbat recipe | khus ka summer drink | Mughlai khus ka sharbat | with 16 amazing images. khus ka sharbat recipe | khus ka summer drink |
Citrus Khus Cooler ( Party Drinks )
Recipe# 33190
26 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
citrus khus cooler recipe | lemon khus cooler with sabja | summer citrus khus cooler | with 16 amazing images. citrus khus cooler recipe | lemon khus cooler with sabja
Minty Jaljeera Recipe , Pudina Jaljeera
Recipe# 41887
01 May 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
minty jaljeera recipe | pudina jaljeera | how to make khatta meetha jaljeera | easy jal jira | with 19 amazing images. minty jaljeera recipe |
Paneer in Mughlai White Gravy, Nawabi Paneer Curry
Recipe# 61
13 May 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer in white gravy recipe | Mughlai paneer in white gravy | Nawabi paneer curry | restaurant style Indian paneer with white gravy | with 31 amazing images. paneer in ....
Malai Kulfi
Recipe# 4005
16 May 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
malai kulfi recipe | malai kulfi with condensed milk | eggless Indian malai kulfi | homemade malai kulfi | with 39 amazing images. malai kulfi recipe |
Restaurant Style Jeera Rice
Recipe# 41702
26 May 21

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by Tarla Dalal
restaurant style jeera rice | jeera pulao | authentic jeera rice | with amazing 18 images. restaurant style jeera rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetizing ....
Khus Drink
Recipe# 1452
26 May 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
khus drink recipe | Indian khus cooler | homemade khus lemon drink | summer party mocktail | with 14 amazing images. khus drink is a quick fix lemon tinged khus f ....
Paneer Mutter Biryani
Recipe# 22148
29 May 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer matar biryani recipe | brown rice veg biryani | healthy paneer brown rice biryani | green peas brown rice biryani | with 34 amazing images. Layers of brown rice and spicy paneer mutt ....
Aloo Biryani, Dum Aloo Biryani
Recipe# 42446
29 May 21

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by Tarla Dalal
aloo biryani recipe | restaurant style veg aloo biryani | dum aloo biryani | potato biryani | with 86 amazing images. aloo biryani recipe | re ....
Mango Kulfi
Recipe# 4002
09 Jun 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mango kulfi recipe | easy mango kulfi | mango kulfi without condensed milk | Indian mango kulfi with mango pulp | with 26 amazing images. mango kulfi recipe |
Malai Kofta
Recipe# 2174
10 Jun 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
malai kofta recipe | malai kofta curry | restaurant style malai kofta | with 35 amazing images. Malai Kofta is a super popular Punjabi curry. Deep fried koftas ( made from paneer, potatoes ....
Kadai Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 58
14 Jun 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
kadai paneer subzi recipe | restaurant style kadai paneer sabzi | homemade kadai paneer sabzi | with amazing images. Treat yourself to this fine sabzi, made in traditional restaurant style kadai p ....
Vegetable Biryani (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1551
15 Jun 21

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by Tarla Dalal
vegetable biryani recipe | desi veg biryani recipe | 3 layers biryani | with 44 amazing images. vegetable biryani recipe is a desi veg biryani recipe which is a < ....
Shahi Soya Subzi
Recipe# 22430
17 Jun 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even the humble soya chunks become royal when floated atop a rich "Shahi" white gravy. Drain out the water and also the foam that forms on top of the onions and cashew mix when cooking as the flavour will be spoilt if you keep the foam on.
Paneer Butter Masala
Recipe# 38973
21 Jun 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer butter masala recipe | quick butter paneer | restaurant style paneer butter masala | makhani paneer | with 27 amazing images. paneer butter masala is a cla ....
Sukhe Baingan
Recipe# 30961
24 Jun 21

 
 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 ....
Seviyan ki Kheer, Vermicelli Kheer Recipe
Recipe# 36781
23 Jul 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
seviyan ki kheer recipe | vermicelli kheer recipe | jhatpat seviyan kheer | eid seviyan kheer | semiya kheer | with 16 amazing images. seviyan ....
Khajur Pista Almond Barfi, Sugar Free Khajur Barfi
Recipe# 37080
30 Jul 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
khajur pista almond barfi recipe | no sugar khajur almond mithai | healthy sugar free Indian barfi | quick mixed nuts barfi | with 25 amazing images. khajur pista almond ....
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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