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Awadhi Cuisine, Awadhi Sweet Dishes, Regional Cuisines Of India, Indian Cuisine Recipes

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Awadh is acknowledged as a region in the middle of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Formerly, before independence, the region of Awadh was called as the United Provinces of Oudh and Agra. Awadh is often called by several names such as Oundh, Oudh or Oude. Lucknow has been acknowledged as the traditional capital of Awadh. The region of Awadh consists of several districts which are Bahraich, Ambedkar Nagar, Barabanki, Gonda, Lakhimpur Kheri, Hardoi, Balrampur, Lucknow, Rai Bareilly, Sitapur, Shravasti, Unnao, Faizabad and Sultanpur. With its vast diversity of tradition as well as culture, the region of Awadh also features all the excellent collection of delicious cuisines.

The Awadh region has its own Nawabi style of cuisines that are highly praised by people. Awadhi cuisines have their distinct characteristics in their flavor, quality and taste. Various kinds of biryanis and kebabs are the main dishes that are considered as the typical Awadhi cuisines.

The way of preparing Awadhi cuisines is totally different from any other cuisines. Awadhi cuisines are cooked in a special process which is called Dum Pukht process of cooking. Most of the Awadhi cuisines are cooked in this process. In Dum Pukht process of cooking, all the essential cooking ingredients are cooked in a handi (large pot) with their own juices. But the most important point of Dum Pukht process of cooking is, the ingredients of Awadhi cuisines should be cooked over a low flame.

So, if you want to prepare any of the Awadhi cuisines, you must know the names of the most popular Awadhi cuisines.

Here you can take a look to the names of famous as well as delicious Awadhi cuisines-
  • Almond Kulfi
  • Fish Kebab
  • Almond Seera
  • Kanji Ke Vade
  • Badam Halwa
  • Murgh Musallam
  • Boondi Raita
  • Navratan Pulao
  • Carrot Halwa
  • Shammi Kebab
  • Chicken Korma
  • Vegetable Biryani
  • Dahi Vada
  • Duck Pancakes
  • Frozen Paneer Masala
  • Kachori
  • Egg Paratha
  • Lachcha Paratha
  • Malai Kofta
  • Yakhni Pulav
  • Methi Parathas

Awadhi Sweet dishes:
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Jalebi
  • Imarti
  • Malpua
  • Zafrani Kheer
  • Malai Kofta
  • Kurmura Ladoo
  • Rabdi
  • Kaddu Ki Kheer

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