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Mughlai recipes


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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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Nawabi Curry, Mughlai Nawabi Curry, Quick Curry
Recipe# 4089
07 Jul 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A valuable treasure handed down from the Mughal dynasty, this traditional Nawabi Curry is a rich delight, perfect to serve at parties. Sinfully luxurious, this curry features a creamy base of cashewnuts, almonds, coconut and khus-khus, and is sure to make your guests feel very important! Serve ....
Aloo Lajawab, Mughlai Aloo Lajawab Recipe
Recipe# 30955
23 Nov 14

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 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 ....
Angoor ka Sherbat
Recipe# 30934
23 Nov 14

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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
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 ....
Khamiri Roti
Recipe# 30965
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Khamiri roti is the mughals closest answer to leavened bread. Khamir, which means yeast, is used to prepare this roti, thus making it thick and spongy. Khamiri roti taste great with nearly any subzi and can even eaten with just some butter. Paired with dal makhni and nawabi paneer it makes a dining ....
Khus-khus ki Puri
Recipe# 30967
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khus-khus or poppy seeds are used in nearly all cuisines in India. Here is a delicious puri stuffed with a poppy seed mixture and made spicy with the use of Kashmiri red chillies. Other spices such as cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and nigella seeds are also used to add flavoring.
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 ....
Makai ka Halwa
Recipe# 30973
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique halwa made of grated sweet corn sweetened with sugar and flavoured with spices like cardamom and saffron. Milk gives the Makai ka Halwa a very rich flavour while grated coconut improves the mouth-feel. Although it is a unique recipe, it still has a traditional touch to it. This ....
Makhani Roti (  Mughli Khana)
Recipe# 30963
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No Mughlai meal is complete without the use of oodles of butter and cream. The mughals known for their love of all things delicious have used butter not only to serve with rotis but also to knead into the dough while preparing them. This roti prepared with butter and simply flavoured with freshly cr ....
Moong Dal Seekh Kebab
Recipe# 30936
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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It is impossible to speak of the Mughlas and ignore the heritage of kebabs that they left behind. Though most people believe that kebabs are completely a non-vegetarian's prerogative, vegetarian kebabs are a real treat to the senses! Seekh kebabs are nothing but kebabs that have been prepared on t ....
Mughlai Paneer Koftas, Rasbhari Motiyan
Recipe# 30951
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Little pearl shaped creamy kofta in mouth watering and rich gravy! The gravy uses one of the most prized ingredients in Indian cooking - saffron. Also adding body to the gravy is cashew nut paste. Using a pestle is a good option in case you have a problem grind ....
Nawabi Naan
Recipe# 30962
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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 y ....
Nawabi Paneer
Recipe# 30945
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer has been one of the favorites with the Royal families of India for centuries. Creamy paneer made from thick milk can be a part of nearly any vegetarian preparation. This recipe is as delicious as it is simple to prepare. Loads of mava or reduced milk and Cashewnuts are used, giving the ....
Palak Shorba
Recipe# 30943
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Mughlai cooking makes use of loads of healthy and leafy green vegetables. Palak or spinach is full of nutritional goodness and can make any dish attractive by giving it a lovely bright green colour. Palak Shorba is a fresh and spicy delic ....
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 ....
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 ....
Seb ki Kheer
Recipe# 30974
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Thought the only dessert you could make with apples is apple pie? Well think again! This Mughlai recipe of apples cooked with sugar, milk and raisins and flavoured with saffron, cardamom and rose water is a treat for all your senses. Rubbing the saffron with your fingertips while dissolving it in t ....
Shahi Gobhi (  Mughali Khana )
Recipe# 30958
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This very popular dish is prepared by cooking a full cauliflower in some salt water, topping it with a scrumptious mughlai gravy and baking it to perfection. Though a little time consuming, shahi gobhi is a great option for serving at parties as it looks great and tastes even better!
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 Tukda
Recipe# 37762
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 s ....
Subz Shahjahani
Recipe# 30950
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Subz Shahjahani uses a wide range of spices. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the prepared paste is precooked and then added to the gravy thus giving it a distinct flavour. This gravy tastes best with boiled mixed vegetables though you can add almost any other vegetable to it. It is advisable to ....
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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