Weekend special: 5 Lucknowi recipes to put together a royal feast at home

Weekend special: 5 Lucknowi recipes to put together a royal feast at home

The weekend is just around the corner and so is the time to relax. As soon as the clock strikes 5 on Friday evening, we finish all our work and start planning for Saturday and Sunday. While some of us like to catch up with friends over brunch or drinks, some like to stay at home, relax and watch series/movies. Then there are some who enjoy cooking on weekends and throwing lavish parties. If you’re one of that third kind, then we’ve got a great surprise for you here. Guess?! We’ve put together a list of our favorite dishes from Lucknow to help you put together a delicious meal this weekend. Each of these dishes has robust flavors, a rich aroma and a distinct cooking style. Plus, they’re regal and opulent to the core. Sounds good; not true? Then view the recipes below.

Here are 5 Lucknowi recipes for weekend indulgence:

Shami Kebab:

A party doesn’t seem complete without a kebab. Much pleasant? That’s why we found this great shami kebab recipe to kickstart your dinner party. This particular kebab is made from chicken, but you can always substitute chicken for mutton. Click here for the recipe.

In Picture: Chicken Shami Kebab

Sultan Dal:

A popular dish from Lucknow, it is made with arhar dal and reflects the traditional Mughlai flavors that are rich, fragrant and creamy. In addition to some aromatic herbs, this dal recipe also contains milk, cream, yogurt, onion and peppers. Click here for the recipe.

Dum Murgh Ki Kacchi Biryani:

How can we not talk about the famous Lucknowi biryani?! Marinated raw meat, slowly cooked with rice, curd, saffron and other spices, this dish is all about flavors and aroma. In fact, it will not be an exaggeration to say that dum murgh biryani defines the food culture of the royal Lucknow. Click here for the recipe.

Mutton Korma:

If you’re looking for a gravy dish to pair with roti or naan, check out this delicious recipe. It is called mutton korma. Juicy chunks of meat dipped in spicy gravy, mutton korma stands for indulgence. Plus, it’s a super easy mutton recipe that only takes an hour to prepare. Click here for the recipe.


Shahi Tukda:

Also called a royal dessert, this dish is prepared with bread dipped in milk infused with saffron. Here we have a shahi tukda recipe with a fruity twist to it. Here we include pineapple in the recipe. Click here for the recipe.

Try these dishes and let us know what you think. Have a nice weekend everyone!