Punjabi people love to cook delicious food items. From ‘Sarson de khet’ to ‘Sarson da saag’, Punjabi’s have sorted it all. Punjab is famous for its culture, tradition of healthy and tasty recipes.
The rich blend of spices and various ingredients makes it one of the most famous cuisines in India and Canada as well. The fame of Punjabi cuisine has spread in India and outside too.
So let’s find out the the best Punjabi food. In this article I have listed Top 10 Punjabi food which are famous in all over the world.
1.Sarson da saag and makki di Roti
Sarson da saag and Makki di Roti is a perfect example of a daily eaten Dish in Punjabi households. It’s a wholesome meal generally consumed with Desi ghee or Butter, particularly during winters. This is also a very Healthy Dish which provides essential nutrients to body which is required during the winters.
Sarson da saag or sarson ka saag is made from mustard greens and spices such as ginger, garlic, onion and other Indian Masalas. And Makki di Roti or makki ki roti is an indian bread made from corn meal.
Amritsari Kulcha could be described as a local variation of famous Nan. it’s known for its spicy taste and crispy texture. Amritsari Kulcha is available in different variants such as Aloo Kulcha, Masala Kulcha, Paneer kulcha etc. It’s basically Nan which is stuffed with different stuffing. It is generally eaten with Chana/chole and a glass of Lassi.
Butter Chicken is the Most famous dish not only in Punjab but also in all over the world. It is a curry made from Chicken and creamy spiced tomato gravy. While it may not have invented in Punjab, But it was invented by a Punjabi Family so that counts, right? Not a single celebration can be completed without this delicious mouth watering dish. It’s so famous for its creamy gravy, welly cooked marinated Chicken and light spiciness which paired up with Naan or rumaali roti.
Chole Bhature is most famous fast food in every restaurants nowadays. Chole and Bhature accompany each other like a dream. It’s an absolute delight. The bhature is made from flour and milk and chole is basically curry made from chickpeas and Indian spices. You can found this dish in every corner of Punjab.
Tandoori Chicken is a delicious most common dishes in Indian Cuisine originated in Punjab. It is a favorite dish of every Indian and also popular in foreign countries. Tandoori Chicken consists of moderate sized chicken pieces well marinated in Yoghurt, seasoned with tandoori masala and Ingredients. The chicken is cooked in a Tandoor or Bhatti by placing it on skewers. The city of Amritsar has some best places to try out Tandoori Chicken.
6. Punjabi Pakora Kadhi
The Punjabi Pakora Kadhi is gaining popularity day by day for its awesomeness. The Punjabi Kadhi is different from Gujarati’s Kadhi in a number of ways. It is spicy and tangy along with having Besan Pakora while the Gujarati variant is sweeter and of a lighter consistency. The Pakoras that are put in this are generally made of besan(gram flour) and onion. This is a dish which every Punjabi like to eat in their every day meal.
7. Amritsari Fish
Amritsari Fish is also known as Amritsari Machhi. This dish is popular as an appetizer in Amritsar. It is made from fresh water fish which is marinated with basic aromatic spices gram flour and deep fried until golden and crispy. It is served with mint and coriander chatni. This is a must try Punjabi dish.
8. Paneer Tikka
The Paneer Tikka has a special place in every Indian’s heart which is basically a Punjabi Dish. It is made from chunks of paneer marinated in spices and grilled in a Tandoor. It is a vegetarian alternative for chicken tikka. When one thinks of vegetarian appetizer this is the first dish to come to mind. Any menu would be incomplete without it.
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9. Dal Makhani
If one Dal had to rule them all it would definitely be the Dal Makhani. This is a delicate buttery Punjabi dish. It’s one of the famous main course dish in India which is consumed with Roti, nan or rice. Dal makhani is made from whole black lentils (aka Urad dal) and Kidney Beans (aka rajma). It has a thick gravy with creamy consistency and adding butter and fresh cream made it even richer and delicious.
Panjabi lassi is the most common drink all over the India originated in Punjab. It is a creamy, frothy yoghurt based drink blended with water, sugar and various seasonings. Lassi can win the taste buds of anyone. It is generally served in huge glasses topped with cream or butter to make it rich. It can be salty but it can’t take the place of sweet one. Flavors like Mango, rose and other fruits added these days to give with a twist. Punjabis can’t finish their meal without a glass of lassi.
Well, these are the Top 10 Punjabi food, must try these dishes and don’t forgot to share your experience with me in the comment box. Thank you!