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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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Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any Punjabi restaurant! paneer makhani as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of Punjab. It uses one of Punjabi cuisines most ....
Lachha Paratha, Punjabi Soft Flaky Lachha Paratha
Recipe# 3450
01 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A multi-layered, crisp paratha that is truly irresistible! The Laccha Paratha is generally considered tricky to make, and if you can prepare it well, you are considered an expert cook! Not to worry, the seemingly difficult plain flour paratha will be completely under your control after you try this ....
Paneer in Quick White Gravy ( Paneer Cookbook)
Recipe# 2758
05 Jun 13

 
 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 ....
Punjabi Kadhi ( Punjabi Khana )
Recipe# 30901
17 Jul 12

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by Tarla Dalal
Every state in India has their own kadhi and a lot of countries also boast of delicious curries. Punjab, not one to lag behind, also has its very own kadhi the Punjabi Kadhi. A preparation of curds, besan, onions and masalas ....
Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 32950
11 Jan 09

 
 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 ....
Paushtic Roti ( Pregnancy Cook Book)
Recipe# 2978
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The word "paushtic" in hindi means healthy or life giving. This roti is a nutritious combination of a cereal and a pulse along with a green leafy vegetable, enhanced further by the addition of milk or curds. All of these contribute to make this dish rich in folic acid, iron, protein and calcium. Hav ....
Aloo Palak
Recipe# 30887
17 Jul 12

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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 ....
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 ....
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao
Recipe# 30922
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
For those who love the complex interplay of spices in pickles, this Pulao will be a dream come true. Rice, fortified with kabuli chana, is perked up with an interesting assortment of spices ranging from nigella and fenugreek to fennel seeds and black cardamoms, along with some readymade spice powder ....
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
Recipe# 30874
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
While traveling across the Punjab one comes across the one of the most delicious yet simple snack. . . The pakoda. Pakodas can be made from nearly any vegetable be it spinach, onions, cauliflower, potatoes and even chilies by dipping them in a seasoned batter of besan and then deep-frying. P ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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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 ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe)
Recipe# 2024
16 May 11

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by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified, the Anjeer Halwa is a really striking dessert made of puréed figs, powdered almonds and milk powdered, cooked with ghee and a little bit of sugar to add to the natural sweetness of figs. The almonds and figs complement each other beautifully in flavour and texture, while the mi ....
Dum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe
Recipe# 33534
21 Oct 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dum aloo is one vegetable which is loved by one and all, it is rich, creamy and spicy all in one. . . Serve it hot with Chapatis or Cooked Rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe
Recipe# 22786
17 Jul 12

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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 ....
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 ....
Methi Malai Mutter
Recipe# 4087
07 Jul 15

 
 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
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 ....
Chole Bhature
Recipe# 2810
26 Nov 13

 
 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
26 Nov 12

 
 
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
16 May 13

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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
17 Jul 12

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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.
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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