One of the cuisines that is know all over the world for its variety and robust flavors is Punjabi cuisine. With vegetarian options like Sarson Ka Saag, Chole Bhature, Dal Makhni and Aloo Paratha. Meat lovers have not been left behind, the evergreen Butter chicken, Tandoori chicken, Amritsari machchi are the ones which hail from Punjab.
The Best Punjabi Dishes of All Time
The home to Authentic Tandoori food, or food prepared in a tandoor (Oven) is Punjab. Though you must have heard Punjabis preferring chicken over fish. Fish is still their favorite but not in curries like other states but deep fried or grilled is what they prefer.
Let’s find out the most popular Punjabi dishes of all time:
Most popular vegetarian dish which consists of Peas and Paneer as the main ingredients and is prepared in a rich thick gravy. It is a specialty from Punjab but enjoyed all over India. Accompanied with flatbreads or rice. Uses an onion based gravy in the preparation and garnished with coriander in the end for a refreshing flavor.
One of the most popular dishes all over the world. Its name is derived from a Persian word tannur which means fire. For the preparation chicken is marinated with yogurt, tandoori masala, cumin and then seasoned. Placed on a skewer and then put in a clay oven which cooks at high temperatures.
Even Dal Makhani is popular amongst all the lentil dishes prepared in India. Consists of Rajma or kidney beans and other lentils with urad being the other main ingredient. Prepared in hearty amount of ghee and slowly cooked in a tomato-based sauce. Makhani means butter so this is a dal dish which is buttery and creamy.
If we are talking Punjabi food, then chole bhature is not to be missed. This dish consists for bread which is deep fried and is fluffy. It is eaten with chole which is a dish made of chickpeas.
It is a treat to all fish lovers and is sold on stalls in Amritsar. Pieces of fish coated in a batter and then deep fried to perfection. Accompanied with Mint chutney. And a sprinkle of garam masala on top with a dash of lemon juice makes this the most delicious Punjabi food.