Top Punjabi Dishes That Are A Must Try
Top Punjabi Dishes That Are A Must Try
If you ever think about Punjabi weddings, the first thing that comes to our minds is their creamy and amazingly delicious food, whether it is flavorful paneer tikka or the tasty tandoori chicken. Punjabi delicacies can make your mouth water just by thinking about them. If you’re about to visit a Punjabi wedding, don’t forget to try out these heavenly dishes that can make you feel on the seventh heaven!
This is a refreshing drink made from yoghurt. It can be salty with spices and sometimes sweet with fruit. It is usually served in the most massive steel glasses, and soft, white butter is served on top of it. It’s a well known Punjabi drink which is enriched with essential nutrients like proteins, calcium and minerals and can fill you up in seconds. Punjabis are known to eat well.
2. Achari Paneer Tikka
A variety of paneer tikka, achari paneer tikka has chunks of paneer which are marinated along with spices and cooked in a tandoor. The paneer smells delicious, tasting of spices and pickle flavours and is one of our favourite snacks to look for in the Punjabi wedding.
3. Dal Makhani
One can refer to this dish as the king of all dals. Prepared from black lentils with loads of butter and cream dollops on the top, it is found everywhere from roadside dhabas to weddings, as dal makhani is prefered most across the northern plains.
4. Sarson Da Saag
Sarso da sag is a traditional vegetable curry made from mustard leaves, spinach leaves and different kinds of spices and cooked well. It can be topped with ghee or butter bring out its creaminess. As the Punjabi folks say, it is recommended to have it with Makki di Roti. Again, besides making your tummy full, it contains excellent and wholesome nutrients.
5. Palak Paneer
Surprisingly, palak paneer is also a Punjabi dish prepared from paneer in thick green spinach gravy and is mixed with various spices. NO recipe in the Punjabi wedding menu isn’t healthy.
6. Pindi Channa / Chole
Originating from pre-partitioned Rawalpindi, this is essentially a typical Punjabi dish comprising of boiled chickpeas that are cooked in a combination of spices. It can be called a semi-dry dish since the only gravy that it creates is the thickness and creaminess from the chickpeas.
7. Missi Roti
Missi roti is another Punjabi staple food. These are rotis prepared with wheat flour, gram flour and various spices. Sometimes, methi leaves are also added to make this roti healthier.
8. Tandoori Chicken
Now this one is the first dish to run after as soon as you start your meal. The most famous Punjabi starter and the start of the dinner meal, this dish has chicken pieces marinated in yoghurt and a variety of select spices. The pieces are then hung on the skewers and grilled in the tandoor. It is usually spicy and flavourful. Another fun fact, it is one of the low-fat dishes on the Shaadi menu.
9. Butter Chicken
This standard non-vegetarian dish is well known throughout the country. It contains juicy chunks of chicken cooked in a creamy gravy that looks orange from the combination of spices and food colouring. The taste that results is sweet and moderately spicy. It is often topped with butter and garnished with dhania. It is usually eaten with naan.
10. Macchli Amritsari
Crispy, fried fish fillets that became a massive hit in Amritsar and are coated in a spicy batter of gram flour and are deep-fried. As a result, these are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Macchli Amritsari has usually sprinkled chaat masala over them.
11. Jalebi Rabri
A marvellous dessert to treat your tastebuds after dinner. Jalebi is deep-fried savoury cooked in spirals and dipped in sugar syrup. Rabri is a sweet dish made from milk into which sugar, seasonings and nuts are added for taste. Jalebi is eaten hot while rabri is cold. The combination is craved for as it melts in the mouth.
Kulfi can be the Indian version of ice-cream as it is creamy and milky but light on the stomach as well, which makes it an excellent sweet dish to eat after a big Punjabi feast.
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