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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.

 Sweet Punjabi Lassi, Dahi Ki Lassi

 Sweet Punjabi Lassi, Dahi Ki Lassi

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

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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

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Panchranga Achaar
Recipe# 30929
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
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 ....
Paneer Amritsari
Recipe# 30875
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Amritsar is a wonderful place. It's well known for the Golden Temple, but mostly for the famous Amritsari Khana. The most popular dish from Amritsar is the Amritsari macchi. Here I have substituted the macchi or fish with paneer. The paneer is dipped in a flavourful marinade and deep fried making it ....
Paneer and Vegetables in Khus Khus Gravy
Recipe# 37735
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
An assortment of vegetables in luxurious white gravy – an unbeatable recipe from the punjabi khazana!
Paneer Kulchas,  Paneer Kulcha Made with Yeast
Recipe# 37322
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kulchas might taste heavenly and feel exotic, but the fact is that they are not difficult to make, if only you know the right method. Here is an easy-to-follow recipe to make perfectly-textured kulchas. The secret lies in handling the yeast properly. Make sure the water is warm, and not too hot ....
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 ....
Paneer Tikki Pasanda
Recipe# 278
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Soft tikkis and spicy gravy are made for each other! in case you are in a hurry you can avoid making tikkis and just use paneer cubes instead.
Papite Ke Kofte
Recipe# 22793
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Papaya is not just a treasure-trove of nutrients but an irresistibly tasty food too. Whether raw or ripe, it finds use in many dishes ranging from salads to subzis . But, have you ever tried making koftas with ....
Phirni, Punjabi Phirni Recipe
Recipe# 36354
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Phirni is a wonderful, creamy dessert made with ground rice combined with milk, cream, sugar and some saffron strands for flavouring. This superb dessert also tastes great when flavoured with saffron (kesar) or rose essence. The key to a good phirni is to grind the rice well. The phirn ....
Phudine ki Roti
Recipe# 30919
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mint is a magic ingredient, which adds zing to any preparation, however simple. Here, in these Phudine ki Roti, a simple process of dry roasting and crushing the leaves boosts the aroma of mint extraordinarily, adding a flavourful punch to the whole wheat flour rotis.
Punjabi Malai Kofta Curry
Recipe# 30895
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Kofta are a favourite with Punjabis and kofta are made with nearly any vegetable. Potatoes are usually used for binding the kofta, which may be flavoured with a variety of Punjabi spices. The gravy in which the kofta are doused also vary. The Punjabi Malai Kofta are a specialty and savored by all c ....
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 ....
Rajma and Tomato Soup
Recipe# 38487
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The wholesome and protein-rich rajma and tomato soup is an ideal choice for hard and fast desi food lovers! with loads of tomatoes and onions, and a dash of garlic, pepper and chilli powder, it has a good blend of spicy and sour flavours that will perk you up even on a dull day. A sprinkling of cott ....
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.
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 ....
Tamatar Dhania ka Shorba
Recipe# 30868
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The tamatar dhania ka shorba is a punjabi's version of the ever popular tomato soup. Shorbas were made popular by the princes and maharajas in india. Served piping hot, this shorba combines the goodness of tomatoes and coriander. Besan is used as a thickening agent for the shorba. The curry leaves, ....
Mili Jhuli Subzi ( High Blood Pressure Recipe)
Recipe# 22323
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Apt use of spices can effectively cover up the inadequacy of salt, ensuring that a dish still tastes fabulous! This Mili Jhuli Subzi is a perfect examples. A tempting collection of colourful and juicy veggies is cooked with tomatoes and a paste of onions, spices and seeds. This paste also incl ....
Seb ki Jalebi, Apple Jalebi Recipe
Recipe# 6486
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Try this different, yet delicious jalebis made of apple rings. Apple rings are dipped into a fermented batter and deep fried and soaked in a saffron-flavored sugar syrup. Crispy and syrupy, serve it with slivers of pistachios and almonds. Mmmm…yummy! Treat your family to a dinner of Delhi ka Za ....
Hariyali Parwal, Hariyali Parwal Curry
Recipe# 8662
15 Jun 12

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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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
5
 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