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If you want to have a meal that satiates your tummy, tickles your taste buds and stays in your memory for a long time, try Punjabi! Punjabi cuisine ranges from semi-spicy to spicy, and is almost always rich, with abundant use of ghee and butter.
Have a Punjabi Paratha and a tall glass of their creamy Lassi for breakfast and you will not feel hungry till lunch-time! From signature dishes like Sarson ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti, to homely treats like Aloo Paratha and Aloo Gobi, and lip-smacking delicacies like Paneer Tikka and Baingan Bharta, this section will introduce you to several ‘famous and favourite’ Punjabi treats.
Paneer Tikka are authentic Punjabi snacks that are prepared in the tandoor. A tikka is basically any vegetable, paneer or meat marinated in a highly flavourful seasoning and grilled to perfection.
05 Jun 13
Paneer in Quick White Gravy ( Paneer Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick, this recipe will turn out to be a real surprise for those who have always drowned paneer in tangy tomato based gravies. Here, cream and milk are combined with a rich onion-cashew paste and perked up with spice powders to get a pleasantly-flavoured gravy that is perfect for paneer. Ho ....
21 Jul 16
Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
07 Jul 12
Cabbage and Dal Parathas by Tarla Dalal
A great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables, this balanced dish can be made more nutritious by replacing half the wheat flour with soya flour or nachni flour.
24 Jan 16
Pudina Naan, Phudina Naan, Mint Naan Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The all-time tandoori favourite, now ready to make in your own kitchen, and that too using readily available ingredients!
Perked up with a delectable phudina paste made of mint, cumin and other ingredients, naan turns into an appetizingly coloured dish with an attractive flavour. Use butter ra ....
18 Mar 16
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Punjabi food incorporates very innovative cooking methods, be it the use of the tandoor or the concept of cooking vegetables directly over the flame thus endowing the vegetable with a great smoky flavour. The Punjabi Baingan Bharta has many fans all over the world. Baingan or brinjal cooked direct ....
17 Jul 12
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Punjabi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
Ask any punjabi what his or her favorite snack or starter is and you are sure to get a common answer kebabs. Kebabs can be deep fried, shallow fried or roasted in a tandoor. Kebabs have their origin in persia. Punjabis have in their own special way made the kebab a popular dish world over. Though t ....
21 Nov 07
Paneer Tikka Masala, Green Pea and Paneer Tikka Masala by Tarla Dalal
Juicy green peas and chunky paneer are coated with a peppy mix of veggies and spice powders to make a tongue-tickling treat! A flavourful marinade of assorted spice powders and dried fenugreek leaves makes the succulent cubes of paneer quite exciting to bite into, while a readily-available Jain toma ....
02 Apr 16
Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant pickle that causes a burst of sweet and tangy flavours on your palate, the Nimboo ka Achaar is an all-time favourite, with fans spanning across generations! The preparation of this No Oil Lemon Pickle needs a bit of tact, but is not difficult if you follow these instructions properly. It ....
05 Jul 14
Paneer Bhurji by Tarla Dalal
Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! down south, paneer bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled masala dosa! the most important tip for m ....
14 Sep 16
Paneer Tikka, Punjabi Paneer Tikka in Oven by Tarla Dalal
Tikkas are authentic Punjabi
snacks that are prepared in the tandoor. A tikka is basically any vegetable, paneer or meat marinated in a highly flavourful seasoning and grilled to perfection.
Here large chunks of paneer have been marinated in tangy marinade m ....
19 Jul 16
Cabbage and Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
One of the wondrous snacks from Oriental cuisine, the Cabbage and Paneer Roll is a sumptuous treat with a peppy flavour. The crunch of grated cabbage and spring onions together with the succulence of crumbled paneer gives these rolls an awesome mouth-feel, while a dash of hot chilli sauce gives it a ....
26 Nov 13
Chole Bhature by Tarla Dalal
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole is ....
26 Nov 13
Herbed Paneer Paratha by Tarla Dalal
A really nutritious combination of iron-rich fresh greens and paneer, which is packed with calcium, vitamin b2 and protein. Serve with fresh curds for a wholesome and filling breakfast.
17 Jul 12
Lahsun ka Achaar, Punjabi Lehsun Achar Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy garlic pickle that is sure to shake awake your taste buds! In this Lehsun ka Achaar, the garlic cloves are flavoured with chilli powder and a special masala, made of four aromatic seeds and asafoetida.
This masala must be ground coarsely, in order to get the correct mouth-feel. ....
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