“What’s for dinner?” is the most asked question in the house! Fortunately, these 10 dinner ideas you can choose to make tonight answers the old aged question quite nicely.

These recipes are quick, easy, and most importantly delicious. With the twist of creativity, these recipes are here to help you get a delicious meal on the table in no time.

Murgh Mussalam – A Royal Dish

Murgh Mussalam is as rich and old as the Nawabs (feudal lords) of the Mughal era. Later generations altered the dish as per their own taste. Murgh Mussalam is made with a whole chicken, using authentic, freshly ground South Asian spices, mixed with nuts, thus giving it a scrumptious, rich texture and authentic aroma. What makes this dish so special is that the spices are deeply marinated inside the whole chicken. Once cooked, the chicken is served with a curry, making it flavorful inside out. The whole dish shouts luxury.

Singaporean Rice – Steps to Perfection

This dish is a complete meal.  A creamy and aromatic rice platter; just the sheer look of it will make your taste buds tingle with anticipation. It does require extra hard word in the kitchen, as it involves preparation of various ingredients separately, but trust me, it is worth the effort. I have explored and tried multiple versions of this dish, but this is the best variation I could come up with. It is completely balanced and flavorful. Recipe  

Karri with Palak – A Unique Classic Dish

Karri is loved in almost every household in Pakistan. This recipe with palak (spinach) and kaddu (pumpkin) is served with either makai Ki roti (maize flour flatbread) or paratha (flatbread), or even on the top of boiled rice, which is finger lickin’ good. The cooking procedure is broken down into smaller parts for your ease. Enjoy this simple recipe for some delicious, yet simple karri with palak! 

Kachche Gosht ki dam Biryani

Mutton Biryani is one of the signature dishes from Hyderabad’s royal kitchens. Cooks and chefs of royal Nawabi era created cooking techniques which are still practiced and appreciated by foodies around the world. Nawabs used to eat food that was cooked through conventional and traditional techniques. If you are from the culinary profession, you would know that making an authentic kachche gosht ki biryani is an ultimate challenge. It is a testimonial to the expertise of the chef.

Check out an easy recipe here.

Mughlai Chicken Handi – Dine Like an Emperor

Mughlai Chicken Handi is one of the most famous traditional dishes in Pakistani cuisine. It is rich, creamy and flavored with aromatic whole spices and nuts. This dish, however, is not about ingredients alone – you have to cook with love and sincerity. Recipe 

Haray Bharay Spinach Rice

By adding a twist to the regular ‘tarkay walay chawal’, this dish has been created. This dish has chicken stock which added richness to the rice, and the green chutney added the flavor, spice and hara bhara texture in the rice. Recipe 

Chicken Dum Kebabs in a Curry

Chicken Dum Kebabs in Curry is one of our favorite creations. “Dum” technique allows the kebabs to slowly cook in their own juices. The aroma is infused with the richness of flavors from the combination of onion, fresh cilantro and green chilies, mixed with simple spices that give kebabs an incredible taste. Once the kebabs are ready, they are tossed into the already prepared traditional curry.

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer is one of the best sources of healthy, flavorsome and low-calorie protein. Paneer butter masala has a perfect combination of sweet rich creaminess with medium spices, which makes it an excellent gravy to be served with kulcha or paratha. This is an ideal recipe for dinner, so do try this paneer butter masala at home.

Stuffed Grilled Chicken

The combination of sweet and tangy grilled chicken with tomato cream sauce is my all-time favorite. To elevate chicken to a whole new level, be sure to try this one out tonight. Recipe 

 Parmesan Chicken- Parsley Crumbed Chicken served with Spinach

Parmesan Chicken is surprisingly one form of crumbed, golden fried chicken that I am yet to have at any restaurant. You can serve it with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, stir fried vegetables or buttered spinach. This recipe of Parmesan Chicken comes from the Master Kitchen class.

Duaa Asif

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