07. July 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Baghara Baingan – known as Baingan ka Khatta as well – is a famous dish in Hyderabad and Bangalore, especially paired with mutton biryani and served at weddings. I’ve tried to prepare this recipe a few times, but this one is convincing. That’s why its here 🙂 Try it! Spice Paste: 2 tbsp oil 1 […]

21. March 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Yes, the name Chicken/Murgh Changezi might remind you of the mighty emperor Genghis Khan, popularly known as Changez Khan in the Indian sub-continent (It did to me). There may not be any connection but it would be interesting how Chicken Changezi got its name. Maybe Changez Khan loved this dish and passed it on to […]

24. February 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Mutton korma recipe is one of the finest recipes from the Mughlai cuisine. The dish is rich and aromatic prepared with exotic ingredients. The authentic way to prepare similar meat dishes is to use as little water as possible and cook on low heat. It can be time-consuming but is certainly the star dish on […]

01. March 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

It was an evening with little mood to cook but no mood to eat the usual or even a take-out. I decided to attempt Chutney Gosht since it sounded like a good diversion from the usual mutton curries, although not really out-of-the-box. Herbs give it a humble aroma, while the chillies balances the flavor. I […]

06. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Mutton Rizala

Here’s Mutton Rizala from Awadhi cuisine. Unlike the conventional deep-colored and heavily spiced gravies, Rizala is mildly-spiced, nut-based mutton dish. Awadh is known for ‘inventing’ the dum style or slow-fire cooking. Slow-cooking lets each ingredient release its flavor gradually, making the dish rich in flavor and aroma. Mutton Rizala is one such dish, which tastes […]

07. August 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Here’s a dish you’ll want to make again and again. Ingredients: 500 grams keema 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped 1 potato, small cubes 1/2 cup green peas 2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp roasted coriander seeds, ground (1 tsp powder) 1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds, ground (2 tsp powder) 1/2 […]

27. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Well, here it is! Biryani goes veg! Here is an amazing vegetable biryani recipe infused with the soft fragrance of saffron and star anise. Veg biryani is one of the delightful vegetarian recipes to make. At first, this may not sound as one of those easy biryani recipes, but it actually is. Vegetable biryani is […]

01. October 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

  Rogan Josh is an aromatic lamb dish of Persian origin, which is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. Rogan josh was brought to Kashmir by the Mughals, whose cuisine was in turn influenced by Persian cuisine. Mutton Rogan Josh is a beautiful blend of aromatic spices and flavors. Here’s a dish that deserves […]

25. September 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Zarda Pulao is also known as Zafraani Zarda Pulao (Sweet Saffron Rice). The dish is not really a dessert but more like a finishing touch to your main course. Zarda pulao has been a mandatory dish to finish the Friday lunch (Compulsory congregation prayers are offered on Fridays).  In my family, the Friday menu has […]

10. August 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Ingredients: Chicken 1 k.g Basmati rice 2 cups Melon seeds ( chaar maghaz) 1 tbsp Poppy seeds 1 tbsp Coconut powder 2 tbsp Cashew nuts 6-7 Saffron 15-16 strands Tomatoes 2-3 (blended) Nutmeg, Mace powder 1/2 tsp Whole spice powder 1 tsp Bay leaves 2 Cinnamon stick 1-2 Brown onion 1 cup Salt to taste […]