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पंजाबी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Punjabi recipes in Hindi)
પંજાબી વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Punjabi recipes in Gujarati)

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.

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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 

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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

{ad3} 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.

{ad4} 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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Lauki Phudina Raita
Recipe# 5561
15 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Raitas are an indispensable part of Indian meals. They combine well with main courses and snacks that are spice heavy, but also taste great just like that! Here is a delicious raita of bottle gourd and tomatoes, perked up with mint leaves and roasted cumin seeds. Here, we have replaced full-fat curd ....
Pyaz ki Roti
Recipe# 5581
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple preparation with the addition of wheat bran to wheat flour, to enhance your fibre intake. Initially start with 2 tablespoons of bran and once you have adapted to it, feel free to double the quantity of wheat bran.
Khus-khus Ke Parathe
Recipe# 5615
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
You are sure to have used khus-khus, a reservoir of iron and zinc, in sweets, kheers and gravies too, but have you ever tried using this wonderful ingredient as a rich filling for parathas? Khus-khus ke Parathe features an aromatic and spicy stuffing of poppy seeds, whole spices and ginger packed in ....
Paneer Pasanda ( Forever Young Recipes )
Recipe# 5624
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This simple and delicious paneer recipe for all those who want to pop up their muscles with protein.
Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink
Recipe# 6481
08 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Think mint, and cool is the first word that comes to mind! Indeed, mint is best known for its cooling effect, and is an ideal ingredient to include in summer drinks. Here we give a minty twist to the classic Punjabi lassi. Cool ....
Potato Amritsar ( Subzi)
Recipe# 31039
05 Jun 09

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rich and luscious, the Potato Amritsari derives its grandeur from a paste of cahewnuts and onions, with green chillies and other ingredients. This creamy paste together with curds and spice powders forms a delicious base for deep-fried potato cubes, offering the diner an experience par excellence.
Peshawari Chana
Recipe# 31060
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This 'chatpata' treat should be accompanied with steaming hot puris. The chole masala imparts a zesty flavour to this dish, and is commonly available at most provision stores.
Paneer Paratha ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33468
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Paneer paratha, paratha envelopes filled with lentils and cottage cheese. Combine this paratha with curds or raita to make a complete protein-rich meal.
Hara Kebab ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33469
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Hara kebab, a simple, stamina-boosting kebab of paneer and green peas that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Those who are health conscious can use low-fat paneer. I have already used less amount of oil to cook them. Apart from paneer, green peas is also a storehouse of nutrients like protein a ....
Paneer Methi Chaman
Recipe# 30896
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This typical punjabi preparation can be found at nearly any good punjabi restaurant. Loads of greens are combined with healthy paneer and punjabi spices to form this brilliant creation. Methi lovers are sure to relish this dish to its fullest. Using both kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves and fr ....
Panchratni Dal
Recipe# 30907
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Punjabi food is known for its use of healthy vegetables and ingredients that provide the required nutrients to the village folk working lush fields and farms. With respect to nutrients Panchratni dal is one of North India's greatest recipes. True to its name this preparation uses five dals simmered ....
Spicy Potato
Recipe# 31032
05 Jun 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A fiery combination of spices, dominated by the exclusive taste of poppy seeds, cumin seeds and dry coconut, adds a special touch to this dish.
Gajar da Achaar
Recipe# 30928
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
It is one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make. Use carrots, which are fresh, firm and without blemish. Wash them thoroughly and wipe them with a clean cloth before use. Traces of water will make the pickle rancid. With a beautiful bright red colour, this pickle goes very well will Ro ....
Panchranga Achaar
Recipe# 30929
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Pachranga achaar is a famous Punjabi pickle which I came across quite accidentally enroute from Delhi to Ludhiana. There was a huge pickle factory on the highway by the side of which I stopped. Here I discovered they were manufacturing and exporting a whole array of North Indian pickles. I stumble ....
Zaffrani Soup, Mughlai Zaffrani Soup
Recipe# 30944
27 Jan 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A luxurious veggie soup, with the dynamic flavour of whole spices and the aromatic touch of saffron. The veggie stock is thickened with a milky corn flour mixture, which gives it a very creamy mouth-feel. The generous use of saffron gives the Zaffrani Soup an attractive tinge and rich flavour ....
Tamatar Ka Shorba ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 33975
11 Jun 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A popular indian soup that simply cannot be missed when talking of an authentic north indian menu! this soup revels in the tangy flavours of its main ingredient, the ubiquitous tomato! a mixture of besan, salt and water is cooked along with the tomato puree for a creamy thickness. A tempering of cur ....
Masoor Dal ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33893
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Here is an authentic ‘punjab di dal’ that uses not only masoor dal, but another favourite ingredient of the community—spinach. Spinach contributes vitamin a to the dal making it even more nutritious. The blend of flavours and colours is also pretty nice. The paste is considerably spicy; so, if are c ....
Mutter Pulao ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33908
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Peas pulao! who doesn’t know about it, who doesn’t like it? even kids like to safely order peas pulao when you take them to a new restaurant, because it is quite a simple dish and difficult to spoil! i somehow feel that making this in the microwave retains the colour and crunchiness of the peas, the ....
Punjabi Rabri Or How To Make Punjabi Rabdi
Recipe# 36355
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rabdi, which is basically a thickened milk and sugar mixture, is one of the most versatile bases used to prepare loads of punjabi desserts. When prepared in large quantities, rabdi can take some time to cook though it is worth all the effort. Rabdi can be eaten hot of chilled. Using full ....
Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)
Recipe# 36356
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Desserts made with rice are popular in punjab and this particularly unusual version of rice is a specialty prepared for important occasions. Considered a good omen, that incorporates both rice and something sweet this dish is often served at weddings and is a also found at most ‘gurudwaras’. Delicio ....
Sukhi Sevaiyan ( Punjabi Khana)
Recipe# 36357
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
In india there are numerous desserts that call for the use of vermicelli, but this simple dessert is a popular one in punjab. Traditionally, vermicelli was made at home, but now a variety of vermicelli are readily available at most stores. The kind that is absolutely right to use for this recipe is ....
Shahi Tukra ( Punjabi Khana)
Recipe# 36353
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Shahi tukda is a rich dessert and it lives up to its name. Pieces of bread that have been deep fried till golden brown and crisp are topped with the very popular rabdi and garnished with loads of dry fruits and some varq.
Green Peas Paratha  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38608
30 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Green peas add colour and taste to these wholesome gluten free rice and jowar flour parathas. Serve them for breakfast or make a meal out of them at lunch or dinner time!
Paneer (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38651
30 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Indian cottage cheese or paneer is absolutely safe for gluten intolerant. It’s easy to make fresh and soft paneer at home, and you can ensure it is contamination-free!
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Punjabi
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 on 27 Jul 19 04:16 PM


I’m looking for a lamb almashiki recipe, any suggestions please
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Tarla Dalal    Trudi, this is a Vegetarian site only.
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28 Jul 19 09:54 AM
Punjabi
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 on 13 Jul 19 08:44 AM


GOOD RECIPES
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted to know that you like our recipes!! Thank you!!
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13 Jul 19 02:55 PM
Punjabi
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 on 10 Apr 19 01:47 PM


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