10 Most Cooked North Indian Recipes
NDTV Food | Updated: August 18, 2017 13:08 IST
Amritsari Chole Bhature, Kashmiri Rogan Josh, Rajasthani Dal-Bati Churma, and Dilli ki Chaat are just a few delectable dishes that North Indian cuisine has to offer. Picture this: rich aromatic gravies, spicy vegetable stir-fries, moist and tender slow-cooked meat, and sinful desserts. The availability of a plethora of vegetables, fruits, grains and spices makes the cuisine vibrant and colourful. And that's why we've listed of our most cooked North Indian recipes. Warning: They will blow you away.
In comparison to other cuisines of India, North Indian food is richer, where a number of preparations are made in pure desi ghee or doused in fresh cream. (The world-famous Butter Chicken being the perfect case in point). Some of the dishes take long hours to prepare as they involve meticulous steps, but once you take a bite, you know you are in for a gastronomic joyride. And the best part? You also have simple, comfort food such as Dal Tadkaand Rajma-Chawal that hold a favourite spot in most people's hearts.
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North Indians also love dairy, which is clearly evident as no traditional meal is served without chaas, lassi,paneerand milk-based desserts like kheer, kulfi. Yes, talk about desserts and the wide range of irresistible treats are sure to bowl you over. We're talking hot malpua with decadent rabdi, melt-in-the-mouth makhan malai, kesar flavoured phirni, burfis and more; mostly prepared from reduced milk or cream.
And then with every changing season as new local produce hit the markets, one can indulge in dishes such as makki ki roti with sarson ka saag, chaulai ki saag, kanji made from black carrots, arbi ki sabji, gajar ka halwa, and others. It is not without reason when people say that the North Indians take their food seriously. Every nook and corner here has many delightful treats to offer.
Here are some of the best recipes from the various regions of North India -
1. Chole Bhature
Recipe by chef Aditya Bal
Mouth-watering meal straight from the Punjabi kitchen - garma garam bhature with chickpeas cooked in assorted spices. What's better than that?
2. Rogan Josh
Recipe by Waza Brothers
Originated in Kashmir, we bring you the signature dish of the valley. This one is an all-time favourite among meat lovers.
3. Stuffed Bati
Recipe by Chef Sujatha Natraj
This Rajasthani bread snack is cooked in ghee and served with chutney and dal. Bati is usually stuffed with paneer and spices.
4. Malai ki Kheer
Recipe by Chef Girish Krishnan, Foodistan
It is a perfect dessert after a filling meal. Rice kheer made with condensed milk, khoya, cream and nuts.
5. Chicken Dum Biryani
Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka
Flavourful biryani with chicken cooked in assorted spices and garnished with sliced green chillies and ginger juliennes.
6. Aloo Samosa
Recipe by Chef Kishore D Reddy
The perfect companion for your evening tea. A fried snack stuffed with a mixture of potato and peas.
7. Nihari Gosht
Recipe by Chef Sultan Mohideen ITC Maurya, New Delhi
Delicious meat cooked on low heat for several hours and drizzled with a few drops of rose water as a final touch.
Recipe by Chef R John, Moti Mahal, Daryaganj, Delhi
Enjoy this creamy chicken dish, marinated overnight and then cooked to perfection. Butter chicken will never leave you unsatisfied.
9. Dahi Bhalla
Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka with Anil Kudamal
Try your hand at making delicious bhallas topped with sweet curd, sour and tangy chutneys and chaat masala.
10. Almond Malai Kulfi
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal
It is happiness served in a matki! Cooked with dry fruits, condensed milk and saffron, kulfi is a must try.
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