‘Chefs Across Boundaries’ is a group of Chefs who set up challenges every month to encourage the participants to innovate, think out of the box and explore the culinary world….
Highway on my plate tonight!!!!
Who doesn’t gets fascinated by Dhaba foods… No matter where we go and eat, a 5star or a 7star, nothing can beat the rustic flavor that a dhaba provides our palate. I am not much of an aristocratic person…i loved to stick to my roots, the roots of India that defines my taste, my culture and my food. The Dhaba moves wherever a highway goes.” The first Dhaba was probably established soon after the linking of the cities of India by highways (national, state and village roads)….
I have always been fascinated by the richness of Mughlai food. The use of milk, cream, dry fruits is just so perfect to enhance the taste of any cuisine.. even if it is a humble Aloo / Potato. The word Nawaabi itself defines royalty and richness. And if its a Nawaabi Aloo then one can easily imagine how royal the dish must be…with hell lot of ingredients …. right? …
An Aloo/ potato can never go wrong !!! I strongly believe that even if the whole world finish, aloo will be the only thing surviving. There is no corner of this world (i know there isn’t a corner actually) where aloo is not cooked. Such an humble vegetable, doesn’t mind getting into with anything….
Today i tried my hands on the famous Galouti Kebabs of Lucknow. ‘Galouti’ or ‘Galawati’ means melt in the mouth. And definitely these kebabs melt in your mouth.Their is an interesting history of these Galouti kebabs. This kebab was especially created for the ageing Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow. The Nawab had lost all his teeth. But his passion for meat remained intact. So, this melt in the mouth kebab was prepared in his royal kitchens to satisfy the Nawab’s love for meat. …
Mutton Keema slow cooked with freshly choppe fenugreek leaves and green pea is a typical winter delicacy that is cooked in my house almost every weekend. The mutton keema along with some fried potatoes and methi matar gives an amzing flavor and texture to the dish. It not just increases the volume but also gives a bite to the dish. Teamed up with hot chapatis/rumali rotis or just plain white rice, Keema Methi Aloo Matar is a must have in winters….
Mutton Dalcha is also commonly known as dal gosht in Hyderabadi Cuisine. Combination of yellow lentils and bengal gram lentil cooked with mutton pieces and later flavored with Mughlai spices makes a unique and flavorful side dish for Biryani or pulao. Apt for occasions, mutton dalcha is a one pot meal iitself.