10 Punjabi Dishes You Need To Try Before. And How to Make Them.
Say the word Punjab and your mind flashes with green fields, beautiful farms and of course the extremely happy and warm people of Punjab. But who could forget the culinary treasures of Punjab? Punjab’s food is a lot like its people – warm, robust, rich and full of life. And that’s what makes Punjabi food so popular across the country and the world.
The diversity of Punjabi cuisine is impressive to say in the least. Whether you a hard-core meat-lover or the evergreen vegetarian, they have an option for you. One of the most popular ways of consuming Punjabi food is the roadside dhabas found along the highways of Punjab. There’s a reason why they are popular and for those who have tried them, you know what we are talking about.
On that note, here are 10 Punjabi dishes you just have to try. And we have added the recipes for you to try them. Let us know in the comments how they were!
Top 10 Punjabi Foods
1. Tandoori Chicken
2, Butter Chicken
Presenting, the classic butter chicken that is unknown to none. Juicy chicken pieces bathed in a creamy gravy bursting with authentic flavours.
3. Paneer Tikka
You can never go wrong with Paneer Tikka, especially if you have a couple of unexpected guests at home and you don’t know their meat preferences.
4. Chole Bhature
A true Punjabi vegetarian delight, if there ever was one. It’s a must-try, if we may say so ourselves.
5. .Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti
The traditional dish for the Punjabi festival of Lohri. It takes a bit of time to make, but we guarantee a meal of a lifetime.
6. Masala Channa
Boiled chickpeas wrapped in a flavourful mix of masalas and cooked to perfection. A quick fix for an afternoon meal or a great option for a hurried weekday dinner. This recipe will be loved by one and all.
7. Murgh Malaiwala
Juicy chicken pieces cooked in a mix of spices, milk and cream. It’s the perfect Punjabi delicacy.
8. Gur Ki Roti
It’s no surprise that you have to have a Punjabi dish with jaggery in it. Jaggery is an integral part of Punjabi dishes and their festivals. These are sweet-rotis to be had with ghee, or any of the curries in the list!
9. Dhaba Dal
Traditionally served at the popular local dhabas, it’s so distinct we had to find the recipe for you.
10. Machchli Amritsari
A treat for all fish lovers. Beautiful pieces of fish, coated in a spicy batter and deep fried to a golden perfection. Garnished with a sprinkling of garam masala and a dash of lemon juice for that extra zing.