Durga Puja 2018 Special: Two Mughlai/Awadhi recipes from chef Manzilat Fatima's kitchen

Indulge brings you two easy Mughlai/Awadhi recipes straight from the kitchen of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah's great grand daughter, Manzilat Fatima

Sharmistha Ghosal Published :  11th October 2018 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  11th October 2018 12:00 AM
Mutton Meat Dopiaza Recipe

Meat dopiaza, an easy-to-make Awadhi/Mughlai dish

Mughlai and Awadhi food and Durga Puja go hand in hand for the Bengalis. So, Indulge brings two authentic Awadhi recipes from none other than Manzilat Fatima, the great grand daughter of Nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah. 

Meat Dopiaza

Meat Dopiaza


Mutton/ beef ( riwaji cubed pieces): 1 kg
Baby onions (peeled, boiled but not fully cooked): 1/2 kg
Green chillies: 50 gm
Ginger garlic paste: 3 tbsp
Dalda / refined oil: 150 gm
Plain curd: 150 gm 
A few green cardamoms 


In a pressure cooker put washed and cubed meat pieces. Add ginger garlic paste, dalda, curd and cardamoms. Cook meat till done. Add boiled onions and green chillies. Keep on simmer for five minutes. Your meat is ready. Have it with rice or paranthas. 

Moharram Wali Daal

Moharram Wali Daal

One cup of khadi masoor daal (Gota Moshur) soaked overnight. Half tsp each haldi, red chili powder, coriander powder and one tsp each ginger garlic paste. Salt to taste.


Boil daal with all the above spices. Mash thoroughly or whisk till smooth. To this mix add one tsp roasted garam masala powder. Temper with pure ghee garlic and dry red chilli. Serve with plain white rice or zeera pulao.

Chef Manzilat Fatima, the great grand daughter of nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah
About the author:

Manzilat Fatima needs no introduction in the world of Awadhi cuisine. The great granddaughter of Nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah, she has hold on to the culinary traditions of the nawabi gharana. Thanks to Manzilat’s love for cooking, the very authentic royal dishes are available at her small but warm rooftop diner, Manzilat’s, and the Kolkatans can also order the same in apps such as Swiggy. At Manzilat’s, you are sure to be bowled by the authentic taste of the nawabi biryani and galawati kebabs.


  • Arundhati Debnath

    Just WOW...!!!
    5 years ago reply