Mughlai Cuisine is the cuisine that comes from the kitchens of
the ancient Indian aristocracy or the Moghul Emperors. This cuisine
is dominating in the Northern part of India. It has strong influences
of Muslim Cooking and some of the dishes still keep their Muslim
names; kebabs, kofta, pulao, biryani. Mughlai Cuisine is very "spicey"
and has a distinctive aroma and taste of ground and whole spices.
These spices are easily available in Indian Speciality shops all
over the world.
Having ruled over India for so long, the Moghuls left a deep and
long lasting influence on Delhi's cuisine. The Mughlai cuisine is
literally 'fit for royalty'. With it's rich sauces, butter-based
curries, ginger flavoured roast meats and amazing sweets, it has
captured the fancy of food lovers all over the world. From a tangy
shorba or soup to the rose petal strewn kulfi, Mughlai food offers
a rich fare that is irresistible. Although available throughout
the country, the best place to try this royal cuisine is in Delhi.