Badami Pasanday

Mughlai cuisine consists of dishes developed in Medieval India at the centres of the Mughal Empire. It represents a combination of the cooking style and recipes of Central Asia and North India. The Mughlai cooking styles is used in the traditional cuisine of north India (especially Agra and Delhi), Hyderabad, Dhaka and the Karachi. The cuisine is strongly influenced by Central Asian cuisine, the region where the Turco-Mongol Mughal rulers…

Murgh Makhani

Kundanlal Gujral, the founder of Moti Mahal restaurant in Daryaganj, New Delhi, was the first to bake chicken in a tandoor, creating the biggest invention in north Indian cuisine, the “Tandoori Chicken”. He also invented “Makhani gravy”, the mother of North Indian gravies, thus transforming Tandoori Chicken into delicious Murg Makhani or Butter Chicken. It…

Khichdi – The Soul Food of the Subcontinent

There are days when you are a bit under the weather; the palate detesting tel-masala (oil and spices). You crave for something simple and easy on stomach and you thank Almighty for bestowing mankind with the “KHICHDI“. This ancient, humble staple is popular around the subcontinent, where everyone seemingly has their own recipe for it,…

Sarson ka Saag

Nothing is more quintessentially Punjab than Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti, it’s an earthy hearty food abundant in flavour, nutrients and colour; much like the land and the people it belongs to. The local cuisine of Punjab is heavily influenced by the agriculture and farming lifestyle prevalent from the times of the ancient Harappan civilisation. Locally grown staple foods form the…

Nimona

The ancient Indian wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga has always been a great proponent of balanced diet which restores balance at all levels. It says, “You are what you eat and a large part of your temperament and nature depends on the food you consume”. Based on this concept, Ayurveda divides food into Sattvik, Tamasik…

Rara Gosht

Rara Gosht (pronounced as Rada Gosht too) is a rich Mughlai dish which is said to have originated in the kitchen of Nawabs of Awadh (todays Lucknow) like innumerable other delectable dishes famous globally. Each Awadhi dish had its own combination of spices and a specific way of cooking, which was never compromised with. But…

Nargisi Kofta

Kofta is a family of meatball or meatloaf dishes found in South Asian, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Central Asian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat mixed with spices and/or onions. Koftas in India are usually served cooked in a spicy curry/gravy. Nargisi Kofta is a popular dish…