Royal Indian Dishes Archive

Mutton Biryani with Healthy Flax and Watermelon Seeds

  This was my Valentine’s Day recipe for my husband AN: he loves Mutton Biryani and I love to feed him delicious, yet healthy food. My biryani has the added goodness of healthy seeds! There is already so much awareness these days on how healthy flax seeds and watermelon seeds are. Flax ...Read More

Vegetarian Biryani with Stuffed Chillies

This Vegetarian Biryani with Stuffed Chillies is definitely going to be one of the Indian main course dishes for my guests and family, in my Diwali dinner menu. The big chillies used here are of the variety, which are not “hot” at all and can be eaten even by the kids easily. ...Read More

Chingri Macher Malai Curry (Bengali Prawn Curry with Coconut)

Chingri Macher Malai Curry (Bengali prawn curry with coconut). Undoubtedly, Chingri Macher Malai Curry or Chingri Malai Curry is among one of my favourite Bengali dishes. A curry cooked with Chingri Mach (a common Bengali term used for lobsters, prawns or shrimps) is generally a part of the Bengali menu, especially on ...Read More

Murgh Dum Pukht (Simmered Indian Chicken Curry)

Murgh Dum Pukht (Simmered Indian Chicken Curry)[Murgh Dum Pukht (Simmered Indian Chicken Curry) was originally published in Zomppa. This article was my May 2012 contribution to the International magazine.] There is an old Indian saying that a good cook uses his spices similar to how a painter uses his colour palette. A ...Read More

Cabbage Koftas: Indian Vegetarian Party Dish!

Indian cabbage kofta Cabbage koftas are a classic vegetarian alternative to Koftas or Indian meatballs. These vegetarian meatballs are very popular in India and are often a part of the wedding menu. Indian koftas are influenced more by the middle-Eastern koftas. If you haven’t tried Indian vegetarian koftas yet, you are missing ...Read More

Rogan Josh from Kashmir

Kashmiri rogan josh: a red, succulent mutton curry Rogan Josh: Just like the biryani, this is another royal Indian dish, believed to be introduced in India by the Mughals. In Persian, the word “rogan josh” means something which is boiling, hot and red in colour. Rogan josh is a signature dish in ...Read More

Rajma (Kidney Beans in Gravy)

[My post on “Authentic Indian Chutneys” has been translated and shared in Serbian by Belogrlik Dubravka, on the Croatian blog teslio. Thank you, Belogrlik, for featuring this Indian heirloom recipe for your series Foodgazama.] Versatile Kidney Beans: A Vegan’s Meat! Rajma (kidney beans in gravy) Are you on a lookout for the ...Read More

Legacy of the Royal Indian Biryani

[My article on "Legacy of the Royal Indian Biryani" was originally published in the International food magazine called Zomppa (on June 23, 2011). I am grateful to Belinda and the whole team of Zomppa for publishing this article.] When Mongolian conquerors invaded India around 13th century, they did one good thing: they ...Read More