..because VEGETARIAN can be DELICIOUS too!
Awadhi cuisine has always been a treasured food selection for meat lovers. This could be because, the vegetarian dishes are not as popular as the non-vegetarian. So, for the vegetarians, here are 5 mouth watering AWADHI dishes
1. PANEER TIKKA MIRZA HUSAINI
Surati paneer marinated with cheese, cream, yogurt, roasted red chili paste and cloves. Cooked in tandoor, and finished with keora, butter and coriander.
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2. VEGETARIAN GALOUTI KEBAB
Mince of vegetables ground to a fine paste with exotic spices, smoked with cloves and desi ghee, a complete melt in the mouth, just like the name suggests!!
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3. PANEER DUM BIRYANI
Boiled rice cooked with cottage cheese on steam (without adding water) in exotic awadhi spices for the distinct flavour and aroma.
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4. LUCKNOWI SUBZ QORMA Lozenges of indian garden vegetables, delicately cooked "dum style" with a hint of saffron, kevra and special aromatic masalas.
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5. ZIMIKAND KE KEBAB
Pounded yam, mixed with coriander, roasted cumin, chilies, raw mango powder and roast gram flour, shallow fried, served with mint and coriander chutney and laccha onion.
If you are not a fan of yam, you must experiment with this one.
The one in the picture has been served with ulte tawe ka paratha!!
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If your craving for awadhi dishes has hit the roof by now, try making them and dont forget to share it with your family and friends!