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Punjabi Recipes, Punjabi Veg Recipes

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.

Aloo Paratha
Aloo Paratha

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 Punjabi food recipes like Sarson ka Saag and Makki Di Roti, breakfast delights like Chole Bhature, Bread Pakora, parathas with mango pickle 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.

All dairy products are abundantly used in Punjabi cuisine, but paneer is one ingredient cooked in every way possible – marinated, fried, sautéed, crumbled, and so on, to make delicacies that span every course of the meal, from appetizers to desserts. Check out Punjabi Paneer recipes to explore dishes that will help satiate your Punjabi food craving.

Punjabi Recipes, Shorba 

Curd Shorba

Curd Shorba

Shorba are famous across South, Central and Middle Eastern Asia. But, Punjabis have adapted them according to the Indian palate. Start your meal with a bowl of thick and often spicy shorbas like the curd shorba with comforting flavor that will surely soothe you when you had a long day. Also, our Punjabi Shorbas, Soups recipes section has varieties of shorba made using dal, vegetables or a combination of both.

Punjabi Recipes, nashta

Tandoori AlooTandoori Aloo

Tandoor is a traditional aspect of Punjabi cuisine and used for baking or cooking flatbreads and a wide range of starters like kebabs and tikki. Marinate baby potatoes in a spicy red red chilli-based masala paste, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream and create these aromatic Tandoori aloo that are a perfect party starter! In the same manner you can marinate multiple vegetables and cook them to make a scrumptious and tasty, Tandoori Aloo Gobi Sukhi Subzi. Spicy potato curry served with piping hot puris, the Punjabi Aloo Puri is one of Delhi’s most favorite street foods. Boiled aloo with peppy chaat masala, lemon juice, mint and coriander makes tempting Aloo Chaat.

Punjabi Samosa
Punjabi Samosa

Local 'halwaais' deep-frying samosas in huge kadhai is a common sight in nearly any part of India. Oh-So-crisp on the outside and soft and spicy on the inside Punjabi Samosas are simply irresistible. They can further be enhanced by adding curd and tongue-tickling chutneys and turning them into delicious chaat or by adding hot chole, crunchy onions and crisp sev. Chole Samosa Chaat and Samosa Chaat are a perfect evening snack to surprise the whole family! To explore more such treats, have a look at our Punjabi Swadisht Nashta recipes

Punjabi Recipes, main course

Pudina NaanPudina Naan

You can also bake an array of flatbreads like Pudina Naan, Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan or Whole Wheat Masala Paneer Naan and relish with subzis or accompaniments Punjabi Raita / Chtutney / Achar recipes. To know more about Punjabi flatbreads, have a look at Punjabi Roits, Parathas recipes Punjabi subzis are not simple accompaniments. Even the easiest of their subzis are a delight with rich flavour and luscious texture. Expose your taste buds to some real excitement! This easy to make Jeera aloo tastes amazing with puri. Bharwan Baingan is made by stuffing brinjals with an onion-coconut paste and slowly cooking them in a kadhai.

Paneer MakhaniPaneer Makhani

Apart from the Punjabi Subzis, there are heavy gravy preparations because of ungrudging use of ghee, cream and other dairy products, which is what makes them so tasty too! Toss in some vegetables, paneer and spice powders to whip up delectable gravies. Treat your palate to all-time favourites Punjabi veg dishes Paneer Makhani, Kadhai Khumbh Sabzi or Matar Tamatar.

Dal Makhani
Dal Makhani

Dal and Kadhi provides with the nutrition required for proper development and help in balancing the meal. Punjabi Dals / Kadhis recipes has some quick and easy to prepare dals and kadhi that can be included in your daily routine. Dal tadka and Dal Makhani are famous Punjabi dishes.End your meal on a sweet note and savor on some Phirni served in earthenware bowls called ‘shikoras’. These are popularly known as ‘matki phirnis’ and are served at most Punjabi restaurants and functions. Also, you can make Dry Fruit Barfi with a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture.

Enjoy our Punjabi Recipes collection. Below you will find other Punjabi recipe articles of interest.

19 Punjabi Dals Kadhis Recipes
23 Punjabi Jaalpan, Lassi Recipes
268 Punjabi Paneer Delicacies Recipes
50 Punjabi Pulao Biryani Recipes
83 Punjabi Raita Chtutney Achar Recipes
310 Punjabi Rotis Parathas Recipes
23 Punjabi Shorbas, Soups Recipes
361 Punjabi Subzis Recipes
156 Punjabi Swadisht Nashta Recipes
78 Punjabi Sweets Recipes

Happy Cooking!


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Aloo Palak
Recipe# 30887
14 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Always a great hit, potatoes and spinach come together yet again, in a Punjabi version of Aloo Palak. Once you have peeled and chopped the cooked potatoes and chopped the washed spinach, this dish is a breeze to prepare as it simply makes use of readily available spice powders and everyday ingredien ....
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe
Recipe# 22786
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it. While ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
19 Oct 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Methi Malai Paneer Subzi, Restaurant Style Sabzi
Recipe# 42010
09 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The appetizing bitterness of methi, the royal creaminess of malai and the succulence of paneer come together to make an awesome subzi that tops the chart of favourites in most Indian restaurants. A paste of cashew nut, tomatoes, onions and spices adds to the luscious mouth-feel of the Methi Malai Pa ....
Karela Paratha, Bitter Gourd Paratha
Recipe# 41381
08 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Karela is an ingredient that many people associate with health food or traditional recipes. But, you will be surprised to know that it is a key ingredient in one of Delhi’s popular street foods – the Karela Paratha! The karela is marinated in tamarind water and then sautéed with onions and spice ....
Coconut Chutney  ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1653
09 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or
Sarson ka Saag, Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag Recipe
Recipe# 32800
05 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This famous recipe from north India is made with a combination of greens, namely spinach and mustard leaves. Mustard leaves have a unique flavour that is mildly bitter but quite pleasing to the palate. In order to decrease the bitterness, the mustard leaves are first cooked in boiling water with the ....
Malai Kofta
Recipe# 2174
04 Oct 18

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 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 ....
Methi Malai Mutter
Recipe# 4087
03 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The slightly sweet, nutty taste of green peas combines famously with the mild bitterness of fenugreek in this traditional North Indian Subzi which goes fabulously well with
Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 32950
03 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A party without tandoori party starters is truly incomplete! And of all such starters, the Tandoori Paneer Tikka is especially popular. The perfect blend of spices and smoky flavour of the marinated a ....
Vegetable Jalfrezi
Recipe# 2175
01 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jalfrezi is a cooking method known the world-over. It is basically a preparation of vegetables or meat in a saucy base. Vegetable jalfrezi features veggies in a base of tomato sauce spiked up with sautéed green chillies, ginger, onions, and such flavourful ingredients. Enjoy this dish piping ....
Aloo Paratha,  Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 37300
01 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, South Indians too have borrowed this dish from the north and incorporated it into their supper and dinner menus. What makes these whole wheat parathas so app ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
27 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
Recipe# 30886
24 Sep 18

 
 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 ....
Chole Bhature
Recipe# 2810
24 Sep 18

 
 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 ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
22 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Paneer Sandwich Recipe,  Grilled Paneer Sandwich
Recipe# 42073
17 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Buttered and “chutneyed” slices of bread are sandwiched with a succulent paneer mixture flavoured with tongue-tickling spice mixes like garam masala and pav bhaji masala. Add some crunchy veggies like capsicum and onions to the sandwich, and what you have is a creation beyond comparison. The Pan ....
Kulcha, Plain Kulcha, Butter Kulcha
Recipe# 41472
15 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious Indian bread that is very popular in North India, and in Indian restaurants all over the world, the Kulcha has a unique texture and taste that make it a special treat for the palate. It has a neutral taste, with the appetizing aroma and mild flavour ....
Paneer Makhmali
Recipe# 4320
12 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This aromatic subzi gets its characteristic green colour and fresh flavour from a marinade of coriander, mint and green chillies. The addition of cashews and curds to the marinade imparts a rich flavour and creamy texture to the paneer, giving this subzi a luxurious feel. Like most preparations of p ....
Punjabi Garam Masala
Recipe# 1448
26 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a must-have item, which you ought to prepare and store before trying your hand at Punjabi cooking! You can store Punjabi Garam Masala in an air-tight container for upto a year but if you do not have the time or inclination to make it, use any garam masala available in the market.
Rajgira Paratha  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38601
21 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Though not very commonly used, rajgira flour combines beautifully with potatoes in these peppery parathas. The potatoes ensure that the parathas remain soft. Serve these parathas with spicy green chutney and curds.
Cabbage and Paneer Rolls
Recipe# 1607
31 Aug 18

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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 ....
Sindhi Koki
Recipe# 4383
31 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The wondrous dishes that each Indian community contributes to our nation’s cuisine is just remarkable! The Sindhi Koki is a fabulous roti prepared with a dough of whole wheat flour perked up with a large array of flavour enhancers like onions and coriander to cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds. ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34730
28 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.
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Punjabi
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 on 27 Sep 18 08:37 PM


Your all recipes are wonderful. I have tried your Moong soup recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pranita, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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28 Sep 18 08:45 AM
Punjabi
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 on 20 Aug 18 06:18 PM


Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed until a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to know you loved our recipes especially the chana dal halwa. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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21 Aug 18 09:24 AM
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