Chicken Changezi: The History of the Curry & its Supposed Connection With Mongolian Ruler Ghenghis Khan

The art and sophistication of Mughlai preparations have caught the fancy of food lovers throughout centuries. For India, the Mughal era officially began with Babur’s rule in 14th century A.D. The word “Mughal” means “Mongol” in Persian, and Babur adopted the term ‘Mughal’ to refer to his Mongol heritage. But it turns out that the ‘Mughlai’ culinary influence reached the Indian shores much before Babur step his foot in Delhi. For instance the Chicken Changezi, a popular chicken delicacy popular in the Northern part of the country, is said to have its link…

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Mirchi Ka Salan, the Nizam’s Spicy Curry that Completes Hyderabadi Biryani

Mention Hyderabad and your mind immediately conjures a picture of piping hot Hyderabadi Biryani , bursting with aromatic flavours and rich meat. However, if you are a true fan of the Hyderabadi Biryani, you can’t enjoy the delicacy in its full glory unless you have its equally brilliant accompaniment – Mirchi Ka Salan . Mirchi Ka Salan is a renowned chilli and peanut curry of Hyderabad, Telangana. Made of green chillies, peanuts, sesame seeds, dry coconut, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic paste, turmeric powder, bay leaf and thick tamarind juice, the rich curry compliments the…

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