The bright side of the Mughal invasion on India is undoubtedly the
cuisine they brought to our land and gave our souls a new form of
nirvana. Soft, sensuous nutty flavors of almonds, pistachios, apricots,
raisins, plums, walnuts and other ingredients from the exotic lands of
Persia collided with bold, robust spices of the land to create an explosion
of flavors that the world today is eternally grateful for.
Predominantly meat-based, the versatile Mughal cooking on meeting
with India, explored not only various spices like cumin, coriander, ginger,
pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, but also began playing with vegetarian
ingredients like potato and cottage cheese! The much famous love-child
of the affair of meat-loving Mughal cuisine with vegetarian Indian cuisine
is the Malai Kofta – an affair that was to remember and relish forever!
Soft potato dumplings with an aromatic heart of cottage cheese stuffing
enveloped in the love of a creamy and mildly spiced onion-cashew gravy
create a sweet balance to the fiery Indian recipes and bring out the
contrast and a tantalizing dining experience. Popular among the breads
and rice dishes equally, the malai kofta is a special creation that also
knows how to blend in to create a fulfilling experience!
Topping our list of popular recipes, the Malai Kofta Kashmiri is the star of
our vegetarian brigade at The Jewel. Shaped in the loving hands of our
expert chefs, the koftas soak up the velvet curry, with the healthy dose
of dried fruits and transport you to the royal dining rooms of the Mughal
For a majestic meal, the Indo-Persian way, call us for a reservation