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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.
22 Jun 16
Hariyali Parwal, Hariyali Parwal Curry by Tarla Dalal
Hariyali Parwal is a mouth-watering curry of stuffed parwal cooked with coriander-flavoured curds. The stuffing of fennel seeds, onions and spice powders gives the parwal a smashing flavour, which is improved further by the paste of coriander and curds that it is cooked in.
Make sure you keep ....
24 Apr 17
Paneer Makhanwala by Tarla Dalal
Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala.
This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sa ....
21 Mar 17
Kathal ki Subzi, Jack Fruit Curry by Tarla Dalal
When jackfruit is in season, you see not only the pulpy fruit but also the small, raw vegetables in the market.
While some people are familiar with the traditional methods of preparing such rare and seasonal veggies, others are curious.
This recipe gives you a quick and easy way to enjoy raw ....
27 Apr 17
Malai Kofta by Tarla Dalal
With Malai Kofta, it is always celebration time! This is one dish which nobody will get bored of even if it is served at every party.
The koftas themselves are so tasty that they can easily be served as a snack along with tea. You could microwave or shallow fry the koftas if you want to avoid de ....
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 ....
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