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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 Kheer (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7471
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour o ....
Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi
Recipe# 22803
28 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lotus stems taste very similar to water cress (singoda), and acquire an exotic flavour in this innovative gravy which combines tomatoes and brinjal. The roundels look like pretty small wheels, adding visual appeal also to this tasty dish!
Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis
Recipe# 5280
17 Nov 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
Green Chutney ( Chutney )
Recipe# 1468
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing combination of coriander and coconut, the green chutney goes well with dhoklas and other snacks. In most cases, chaats are also laced with green chutney. In all, it is very versatile and can be used as an accompaniment.
Fruit Chaat ( Vitamin C and Vitamin A Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35080
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious and simple way to treat your skin to all the vitamin A and C that it needs! Papayas, bananas, grapes, tomatoes, cucumber and more-this yummy recipe will help you ....
Mooli Paratha, Punjabi Radish Paratha
Recipe# 4669
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mooli Paratha is traditional Punjabi fare! Whiffs of oil and mooli roasting together fill the whole house when these parathas are cooked in a griddle. Made with grated radish, radish leaves, whole wheat flour and common spice powders, these ....
Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle
Recipe# 3420
23 Jul 09

 
 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 ....
Masala Bharwan Karela
Recipe# 30883
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bharwan Karela is a Punjabi delicacy that will make even kids fall in love with karela. Here, the karela is first cleaned, slit, coated with salt and allowed to marinate, to eliminate some of the bitterness and to tenderise the vegetable ....
Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle
Recipe# 3422
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet mango pickles are very special. The mangoes chosen for this pickle should be firm and under ripe. They are peeled, cut into thin slices and simmered in sugar syrup with garlic, cloves, bay leaf, peppercorns, spiked with chilli powder and fennel seeds. The mango flesh softens but stays intact a ....
Butter Garlic Naan, Tava Garlic Butter Naan
Recipe# 30910
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a rich Indian bread recipe, with the exciting flavour of garlic and green chillies. Handle the dough carefully, just as explained in the recipe in order to get the perfect texture of naan. While naan is traditionally prepared in a tandoor, this Butter G ....
Lauki Aur Phudine ka Raita
Recipe# 3594
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this
Petha
Recipe# 2049
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Petha is a special north Indian mithai that is especially famous in some regions like Agra and Mathura. The moment you have a look at the ingredients list you will realise that this sweet is very unlike other sweets you might have cooked or tasted before. Simply put, the Petha is a sweetened cub ....
Palak Khichdi
Recipe# 40922
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering khichdi makes a complete meal with just a cup of curds and a papad because it is so self-contained in terms of flavours. From garlicky and tangy to mildly spicy, this delicious Palak Khichdi has everything you would love to have in a one-dish meal .With greens, rice and dal, it i ....
Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao
Recipe# 41351
03 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian cuisine. The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompanim ....
Punjabi Mooli Stuffed Paratha
Recipe# 42519
21 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
You can’t resist having a go at these parathas even as you are cooking them for your family, because the aroma is so tempting and the flavour, oh, it’s almost addictive! The whole wheat parathas are stuffed with grated radish cooke ....
Minty Paneer Biryani
Recipe# 39562
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent paneer is always a great addition to any Indian dish, be it a subzi or a biryani but being a flavour-absorber it calls for some thoughtful cooking. Here is how you can turn rice and paneer into an irresistibly flavourful biryani! Quickly sauté it with a tangy paste of mint, coriander, lemo ....
Hare Mutter ki Puri, Green Peas Puri
Recipe# 38890
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hari Mutter ki Puri is an interesting snack in which coarsely-crushed green peas, flavoured with tangy lemon juice, spiky green chillies and aromatic jeera, is stuffed into bhatura-like dough, and deep-fried in oil. This scrumptious puri is super tasty as it features a range of flavours and te ....
Curd Shorba
Recipe# 1454
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A novel, all-indian soup, curd shorba is nothing but wholesome kadhi transformed into a light and refreshing soup. It has a very comforting flavour and texture, and can surely soothe you on a day when you are tired and yearning for something warm.
Paneer Stuffed Green Pea Parathas
Recipe# 3442
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A unique dough of whole wheat flour and green peas forms the base of this interesting recipe. The outcome is made more irresistible by stuffing these wholesome parathas with fresh paneer and juicy raisins. The spikiness of green chillies and the semi-sweetness imparted by raisins are wonderfully bal ....
Vegetable Kebab
Recipe# 38790
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Appetising, cocktail-sized snack made from bottle gourd, potatoes and onions, with a generous sprinkling of piquant onion masala mixture. Serve vegetable kebabs hot, with tea or at a cocktail party, and bask in the compliments.
Paneer Tikka, Punjabi Paneer Tikka in Oven
Recipe# 30878
17 Jul 12

 
 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 ....
Spinach Koftas in Red Gravy
Recipe# 38902
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Spinach gives a healthy spin to the koftas in this recipe, while the paneer makes it a scrumptious mouthful! a variety of spices including charoli, jeera, khus khus and dhania ground along with coconut and onions and added to the tomato-based gravy, gives a vibrant feel to the spinach kofta in red g ....
Shalgam ki Subzi
Recipe# 22802
22 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Shalgam or turnip, a member of the radish family that tastes much milder, is a winter vegetable that is strongly associated with Punjabi cuisine. In fact, no other cuisine makes such extensive use of the vegetable. Turnips cook easily, and ....
How To Make Homemade White Butter, Safed Makhan Recipe
Recipe# 42484
21 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist topping their parathas with a dollop of white butter, or a dab on their toast? Although white butter is readily available in the market, Homemade White Butter has a lusciousness and fresh taste that is beyond compar ....
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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