Awadhi Recipes

Our Awadhi Recipes section contains recipes of traditional Awadhi cuisine. One of the distinctive features of Awadhi food is the Dum Pukht process of Cooking. The process involves sealing ingredients in large pot called handi which is placed over slow fire, allowing the ingredients to cook in their own juices. Try our delectable Awadhi recipes.
Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer is a popular dish in Northern India and the spicy dish is best consumed with roti, the Indian flatbread. The paneer is allowed to soak in the flavours of palak and other spices by cooking it on a medium flame. Sounds enticing!

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.3 / 10 (121 votes)
Feel like savoring something deliciously sweet? Try making the jalebi. With ingredients that are readily available at the local grocery store, you can easily rustle up India's favorite sweet dish.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.1 / 10 (53 votes)
Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is one of those sweet dishes which has a huge fan following and the number is always on the rise. These scarlet colored balls tastes best when prepared at home and the recipe is not at all complicated. All-purpose flour, soda powder, ghee, milk, sugar and rose water if you like the flavor. That’s it!

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.8 / 10 (68 votes)
Carrot Halwa
Got an insatiable sweet tooth? Try making this quick and easy carrot halwa, using carrots of course, condensed milk, ghee and loads of nuts.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.2 / 10 (108 votes)
Chicken Korma
Apart from the Kebabs, the exotic Chicken Korma is a great addition to rice, especially Biryani and Pulao. All you need is a few Chicken breasts, cream and the usual Indian spices.

• Non Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.5 / 10 (38 votes)
Shahi Paneer
Even if you are a non-veg fan, this dish will count as one of your favorite ones. Paneer (cottage cheese) and the thick gravy made with a variety of spices and dry cashew nut paste indeed gives a royal feel and so the name ‘shahi paneer’. Make it and dive into a filling meal by devouring shahi paneer with any Indian bread.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.4 / 10 (82 votes)
This kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve that deliciously crisp crust that is a show stopper on evenings when mixed with suitable chaat masalas and ingredients.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 6.3 / 10 (61 votes)
There's nothing that can quite beat a samosa during tea time. Somehow, the marriage between a sip of tea and a bite of samosa is just flawless. And once you learn how to make these samosas, you don't have to worry about the next snack-time.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.7 / 10 (54 votes)
Mushroom Biryani
Mushroom Biryani is a vegetarian twist to the traditional Nawabi dish. The mushroom doused in spices and long grained Basmati rice combine to make a wholesome meal for the entire family.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.6 / 10 (46 votes)
Gujia is an Indian sweet which is a specialty during the festival of Holi in India. The crunchy outer covering made with maida is stuffed with a filling of khoya and dry-fruits and then deep fried. You cannot have just one of this mouth-watering sweet.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 10.0 / 10 (126 votes)
Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa is a typical delicacy that is made in all North-Indian households during festivals. It is rich with tons of dry fruits which is the USP of the dish!

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (52 votes)
Tahari is a mixed rice recipe borrowed from the kitchens of Awadhi Nawabs. It can be made with vegetables or mutton to suit the needs and is best served with a tomato chutney or raita.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.9 / 10 (10 votes)
Almond Kulfi
Now this one's absolutely effortless! Plan ahead for the ingredients, blend everything and freeze. Your Almond Kulfi is ready to savor. Absolutely worth the wait, isn't eat?

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 6.5 / 10 (14 votes)
Vegetable Biryani
If you are a die-hard fan of non=vegetarian delicacies and can't imagine Biriyani without meat, then this dish will prove you wrong. Rich in cashews, raisins and various vegetables, this one is a real treat.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.0 / 10 (49 votes)
Malai Kofta
This melt-in-your mouth delicacy may take a bit of time and effort, but the end result is so flavorful, that you'd want to me make it over and over again. The Malai Kofta is a special dish for those who think paneer is a vegetarian's delight.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.0 / 10 (33 votes)
Kofta Curry
If you are bored of the usual Paneer dishes and the spicy Sambhar, then Kofta Curry is worth an experiment. Balls of finely cooked minced meat soaked in rich gravy is the best addition to Indian breads.

• Non Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.3 / 10 (8 votes)
Badam Halwa
Almond is a store house of healthy elements and when it comes to taste, this kernel establishes itself as one of the most liked nuts. Badam halwa has almond as its key ingredient, and the addition of ghee and saffron is enough to tickle the nose. This makes for a great dessert during festive seasons especially Diwali, Mahashivaratri and Durga Puja.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (110 votes)
Vegetable Pulav
Vegetable Pulav is an easy to make yummy dish that can fill you up with all the healthy food ever. With an assortment of veggies to choose from, you can lend it a different twist each time.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.5 / 10 (42 votes)
A Punjabi dessert made with rice and milk, Phirni has a cream-like texture. It is served during the festivities in a clay-container. The cardamom-flavored sweet is garnished with pistachio nuts and saffron.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.9 / 10 (20 votes)
Dahi Vada
For a typical Indian, the craving for chaat or dahi vada is concurrent with the setting of the sun. Their hankering is only satisfied by the curd soaked vadas, which are dressed with chaat masala, cumin powder, crushed black pepper, chili powder and boondi to establish that perfect sweet versus spice equilibrium.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.2 / 10 (35 votes)
Mutton Kabab
Just like love, the very aroma of Mutton Kabab will make you weak in the knees. The tantalizing fragrance coupled with its piquant taste and spice is good enough to lure you to try this one of the most sought after starters in India.

• Non Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.9 / 10 (19 votes)
With every mouthful filled with the presence of pistachio and almonds, and pampered by the thick-creamy consistency of the rabdi, none could pass this, as the very aroma of it lures one an all to indulge in this mouthgasmic treat.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.8 / 10 (17 votes)
Dahi Gosht
There are several ways of preparing mutton, but the Dahi Gosht is a tad different. Yoghurt is an integral part of this dish and we bet you can't resist the taste of this lip-smacking delicacy.

• Non Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.0 / 10 (9 votes)
Imarti is a dish that is typically served during weddings and festivals. This is a sweet dish that makes every occasion complete.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.6 / 10 (8 votes)
Yet another sweet that gives us another reason for people to look forward to festivals is Khaja. Layered after the mixture of flour and ghee, the sweet is then lightly fried to give it that perfect delicious crunch.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.7 / 10 (11 votes)

Sub Categories
Awadhi Apple Recipes [4] Awadhi Chaats [6]
Awadhi Chicken [13] Awadhi Chutney [10]
Awadhi Curry [4] Awadhi Kebabs [8]
Awadhi Kheers [6] Awadhi Koftas [3]
Awadhi Kormas [4] Awadhi Mango Recipes [2]
Awadhi Palak Recipes [4] Awadhi Paneer Recipes [11]
Awadhi Parathas [3] Awadhi Pickles [6]
Awadhi Pulaos [6] Awadhi Raitas [5]
Awadhi Sweets [15]