Murg Musallam is a stuffed roasted chicken. The chicken is first marinated for several hours and stuffed with boiled eggs and dry fruits, which is further cooked in different spices. This dish is considered as favorite one of the royal family. The dish is garnished beautifully with chandi vark. Kebabs have always been an important part of Awadhi cuisine. These are special kebabs made of lamb.
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Awadhi cuisine is an indigenous part of the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. The cuisine includes both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes prepared with exotic spices, herbs and garnished with dry fruits. The city has an elaborate menu consisting of kebabs, kormas, roomali roti, warqi roti, zardi, biryanis and many more. With lots of dry fruits and cherries, it is made with the special basmati rice which is flavoured and cardamom sugar syrup is added to it. The saffron colour as the saffron is also mixed to give a refreshing and amazing taste.
It is a rare dish which most of the people have not heard off. It is a delicacy which you should try when you are in Lucknow and can make it at home as well. Murgh Mussallam is a whole, roasted chicken cooked in masala.
The dish was popular among the royal families. The chicken is marinated for hours and then stuffed with boiled eggs. The chicken is then further cooked with chilli, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, cloves and poppy seeds and garnished with dry fruits and edible silver foil also known as vark. Now talking of the kababs, they are also an example of Persian flavours mixed with Awadhi style. Earlier the kababs were simply small pieces of meat roasted over fire called boti kababs.
Later with innovations and improvements were born Shammi kababs, Galouti kababs and Kakori kababs. The Seekh kababs have been an inseparable part of the Awadhi cuisine for a long time. Image Source. The dish was the speciality of a one-armed chef hence, the dish got its name Tunde ke Kabab. The dish is believed to be over years old and claims to be unique because of the secret recipe for the preparation of the masala.
Usually, an egg is added to the mixture for binding i. A small patty is formed of this mixture which is then pan-fried and served hot with mint-coriander chutney. With biryani the cooking technique is a bit different. Makhan Malai served here is one such dessert. Makhan Malai is a flavourful winter sweet sold here. It is an airy and fluffy dish with a creamy texture. It is served with a sprinkle of khoya and dry fruits and decorated with edible silver foil.
The street is full of vendors selling this sweet, to find which one is the best reach out to the vendor with the least makhan malai left. The handi is served packed to the customers. Warqi Paratha or layered paratha serves as an ideal combination with curries. Street food forms an integral part of the city. Wheat is the staple food of the state hence breads form a major part of the diet here. The faluda is available in different flavours like almond, elaichi and many others.
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Presenting Lucknow’s Mouthwatering Awadhi Cuisine
Awadhi cuisine comes from the city of Nawabs Lucknow which is a capital of Uttar Pradesh state in India. Awadh was majorly ruled by the Nawabs for most of the historic period, it was established in the year AD and its first ruler was Saadat Ali Khan. But the taste and influence of the Nawabi cuisine is majorly found in present day Lucknow as it was the capital city of Awadh and attracted traders and travelers. Awadhi Cuisine. But the major influence was of the Nawabs who were the governors in the Mughal empires, they were knows for their language of politeness, manners, extravagant lifestyle, knowledge of arts, songs, poetry and food habits which is still seen in the Awadhi cuisine. The major part of Nawabs treasury went towards food.
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