How to make Dahiwale Amrud -

A most unusual preparation of slightly ripe guavas cooked in yogurt gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Guavas (अमरूद), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Dahiwale Amrud

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The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dahiwale Amrud Recipe

  • Guavas

  • Yogurt 3/4 cup

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/3 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Green chillies chopped 4

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1/3 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1/2 cup


Step 1

Deseed and cut guavas into small pieces. Whisk yogurt with the powdered spices except garam masala powder.

Step 2

Heat ghee, add green chillies, cumin seeds, fennel seeds followed by asafoetida and stir.

Step 3

Add whisked yogurt, tomatoes, salt and stir for a while. Add three fourth cup of water and let it boil. Add guava and let the gravy boil. Lower heat, cover and cook stirring occasionally.

Step 4

When guavas are cooked, add garam masala powder and cook for a further three to four minutes.

Step 5

Sprinkle lemon juice and sugar and stir. Serve hot.

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