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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.

Try Our Other Mughlai Recipes…
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65 Mughlai Subzis Curries Recipes
Happy Cooking!

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Tava Mushroom
Recipe# 30953
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Cooking on the tava is an age-old custom in the history of Indian food. The tava is used not only for making rotis and parathas but also for preparing delicious dry subzis. Tava mushroom is one of my favorite recipes that uses basic
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.
Recipe# 11136
18 Aug 14

 by Foodie #48100
No reviews
Careful with the soaked falooda seeds, they are a very sticky affair to clean, if you get them spilled over your clothes or floor! these seeds form an excellent intestinal cooling agent in the summer season. Especially in cases of hot flushes, menses, and heat related disorders.
Paneer and Onion Stuffed Paratha
Recipe# 4817
14 Jun 14

by Tarla Dalal
The spiced paneer and onion stuffing in the to make these healthy calcium rich parathas....sure to be enjoyed by all adults…. Good for bone building…low fat paneer has been used here as regular paneer is loaded with fat which can hinder calcium absorption.
Recipe# 39052
12 Dec 13

by Amarendra Mulye
No reviews
Paneer Tikka Biryani is one of the richest Mughlai recipes. This is a combination of Paneer Tikka, Jeera Rice and Paneer Tikka Masala topped with brown onions, mint leaves and fried Cashewnuts.
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
Green Pea Pulao with Paneer Koftas
Recipe# 1547
23 Sep 13

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 ....
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 ....
Masala Paneer Naan ( Roti and Subzis)
Recipe# 227
23 Sep 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Masala paneer naan: a flavourful stuffed naan with a filling of paneer, green chillies and coriander, masala paneer naan is indeed a dish that will set you apart as a gourmet chef! it cooks really well on a tava without the need for a tandoor.
Moghlai Aloo (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1485
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Moghlai aloo is a popular preparation of deep-fried or marinated baby potatoes in a spicy, creamy base. Moghlai cooking is known for its richness and elaborate masalas, and that is true of this recipe also. Like most moghlai recipes, here too the onions, poppy seeds and fresh cream play essential ro ....
Vegetable and Lentil Pulao
Recipe# 1546
23 Sep 13

by Tarla Dalal
A concoction of rice, dal, mixed veggies, saffron and fried onions, is layered with a rich gravy made with onion paste, and baked in an oven. This is a relatively easy-to-make main course, but the effect is grand because baking creates a ‘dum’ effect in the vegetable and lentil pulao.
Brown Rice Kheer
Recipe# 38723
24 Aug 13

 by Nupurs UK Rasoi
No reviews
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 ....
Gulab Jamun Kulfi
Recipe# 4000
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
It’s not uncommon to find ice-creams served with mithai like Gulab Jamun Jalebi Malpua, Gajar Halwa, etc. However, this desser ....
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 ....
Lachha Parathas ( Swadisht Subzian )
Recipe# 4395
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A crispy paratha, with many, many layers which gives it the name "lachha"
Mixed Vegetable White Korma
Recipe# 4352
16 May 13

by Tarla Dalal
Chunky vegetables drowned in an absolutely flavourful white korma starring aromatic spices and a nice onion cum poppy seeds paste! The chopped pineapple is a very thoughtful addition to the Mixed Vegetable White Korma as they provide not just crunch but also a bit of tang to an otherwise creamy grav ....
Palak Mutter
Recipe# 4312
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
A succulent preparation of spinach and green peas flavoured elegantly with spice powders and whole spices. Milk helps reduce the bitterness of spinach, and improve the consistency of the subzi. You will love the vibrant colour and enchanting taste of this aromatic Kashmiri dish.
Saunfwale Aloo Baingan Or How To Make Potato Brinjal Recipe
Recipe# 4314
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes and brinjals are by themselves a great combo, but when flavoured with a special saunf based masala the duo gets all the more irresistible! The flavour of fennel can get very overwhelming when used in large quantities, but when used in the right proportions along with other flavouring ingred ....
Recipe# 38181
14 Apr 13

It is a shahi dal from the kitchens of the nawabs of uttar pradesh. Rich and creamy in texture. Goes well with both rice/pulao or chapattis. It can also be cooked with moong dal.
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22175
23 Mar 13

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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 ....
Masoor Biryani ( Zero Oil Dal-chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22147
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakti, which is very important to build hemoglobin levels and ward off fatigue and tiredness. Make this basic brown in advance to save on time and efforts. I have added apricots and raisins to the masoor masala to make it more interesting.
Shahi Korma Biryani
Recipe# 22153
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Truly royal! unlike the traditional method of adding loads of cream, ghee etc. To make this shahi recipe, here we use low fat milk and zero-oil. You won’t know the difference… it tastes just as good! i have replaced cream with poppy seeds and cashewnut paste to impart the required richness and flavo ....
Makai Korma ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34572
22 Feb 13

by Tarla Dalal
You will be pleasantly surprised to note that Makai Korma, a preparation of fresh grated corn in traditional coconut gravy, can be made in 7 minutes using the microwave!
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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