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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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Cabbage and Dal Paratha
Recipe# 32776
05 Jul 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Cabbage and dal paratha is a brilliant combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables. This balanced meal can be made more nutritious by replacing half the wheat flour with soya flour or nachni flour. You are sure to enjoy the fine balance in this paratha with the softness of dal dotted with crisp sl ....
Hare Mutter Ke Parathe
Recipe# 1614
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Hare Mutter ke Parathe have a simple yet lingering flavour and texture that appeal to all. Mouth-watering whole wheat parathe made with a delicious stuffing of boiled and crushed green peas, this main course is not only sumptuous but also excitingly crisp and flavourful. It is amazing how a few gree ....
Jhatpat Samosa, Quick Veg Samosa Recipe
Recipe# 1717
21 Feb 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When temptation strikes, nothing can stop you from having this Jhatpat Samosa! Made with readymade samosa pattis, this recipe requires minimal preparation. The stuffing too is made with grated paneer and crunchy veggies like capsicum and onions, which can be readily mixed and do not require to ....
Paneer Makhanwala
Recipe# 276
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala. This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sa ....
Tawa Aloo Chaat
Recipe# 33824
17 Aug 15

 
 by Palak Rajput
Tawa Aloo Chaat, has the perfect blend of spicy, salty, sweet and sour flavours. Marinated potatoes are stir-fried till golden brown. Coriander, mint, chillies and chaat masala spice it up and merge beautifully with the potatoes. To make it more chatpata serve topped with sweet tamarind chutney and ....
Aam aur Chane ka Achaar
Recipe# 3003
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The summers in India are quite unbearable, but they have a saving grace - the mango season. Everyone looks forward to the yearly mango crop and housewives get busy blending the myriad spices needed for a whole year's supply of mango pickles. As pickles are an essential feature of the Indian menu, n ....
Aam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi Achar
Recipe# 30931
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
During the mango season in the summer in Punjab, one can see at least two or three earthenware jars full of pickled raw mangoes maturing in the sun outside homes. This typical Punjabi recipe for making mango pickle is most popular in the region. The combinat ....
Aam Lassi Slush
Recipe# 2848
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here, we bring together two favourite beverage formats – slush and lassi! Rich and luscious mango lassi is blended with mint leaves and ice cubes to get a slushy, peppy drink, which is sure to be enjoyed by everybody. Remember to let the Aam Lassi Slush rest a while out of the freezer so you can mix ....
Achaari Dahi Bhindi
Recipe# 22779
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
A double-tangy subzi with the combined sourness of curds and tomatoes, perked up with a wide assortment of seeds and spice powders, which give it a super peppy flavour and aroma too. The ladies finger is sliced and shallow-fried before preparing the gravy, so that it has a nice texture and does ....
Achaari Paneer Tikkas
Recipe# 4772
05 Jun 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An excitingly achaari formula to prepare paneer that is sure to set your taste buds on fire, albeit enjoyably. The Achaari Paneer Tikka features paneer cubes marinated in a wonderfully spicy mix of green chilli pickle, curds, garlic and a variety of aromatic seeds. As you toast each marinated paneer ....
Achari Baingan
Recipe# 30888
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most delicious methods of cooking brinjal or Baingan. The achaaris masala is very popular in Punjabi cooking and contrary to popular belief does not use any actual achaar or pickle. It is a flavourful blend of carefully chosen spices and curds. The achaaris masala is truly represe ....
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 ....
Achari Paneer
Recipe# 1736
21 Feb 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Achari paneer is an aromatic accompaniment, which imbibes its flavour from a mixture of seeds used in the seasoning. A simple mixture of curds, flour and a few spice powders forms the base of this delectable cottage cheese preparation. Try other recipes like A ....
Ajwaini Roti
Recipe# 4390
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ajwain has such a tantalising aroma and flavour that it can pep up a dish as a standalone spice! You will realise this when you try this mouth-watering Ajwaini Roti. Quick and easy, all it takes it the addition of carom seeds to the flour when making the roti dough, but it makes such a notable diffe ....
Aloo Aur Shakarkand Ki Chaat ( Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 4867
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is almost a meal in itself. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are grilled with butter, then topped with curds and spices and garnished with grated radish and spring onions.
Aloo Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 15490
09 Oct 18

 
 by manju_bijoy
Both brinjal and potato are common veggies available in our local markets all round the year. This simple subzi brings these two ingredients together with daily masalas. The Aloo Baingan Subzi has a homely yet appetising flavour, which combines the tang of tomatoes with the peppy taste of ginger ....
Aloo Bhindi, Punjabi Style Recipe
Recipe# 42469
02 Mar 18

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by Tarla Dalal
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Who doesn’t like the combination of aloo and bhindi? Combining it with potatoes makes ladies finger appealing even to little kids! Here is one way to cook the duo in a flavour-packed Punjabi style. Here the Aloo Bhindi is perked up with a r ....
Aloo Capsicum Special
Recipe# 11019
14 Mar 11

 
 by sonaprem
No reviews
A punjabi cuisine specialty aloo capsicum special or potato and capsicum vegetable preparation in true north indian style is irrestible!
Aloo Chaat (  Punjabi Khana)
Recipe# 38563
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There’s hardly anyone who isn’t familiar with the delicious aloo chaat. It is a versatile dish that is prepared in many different ways by different people in various states. Here is punjab’s version of aloo chaat and in true punjabi style it uses loads of chaat masala, lemon juice, mint and coriande ....
Aloo Gobi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 4758
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Soft potatoes and cauliflower florets are sautéed with cinnamon, dry ginger and turmeric and other spices and then pressure-cooked with rice for a tasty one-dish dinner. Served hot garnished with mint springs for a comforting dinner.
Aloo Gobi Ke Parathe, Aloo Cauliflower Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 30913
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Everyone loves the traditional aloo ka Paratha and a lot of us thoroughly enjoy the occasional Gobi ka Paratha. The Punjabis in their ingenious way have invented this delectable combination that everyone can enjoy. Boiled and mashed aloo and Gobi are combined with the essential Punjabi masalas to cr ....
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk
Recipe# 4357
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tongue-tickler to the core, the Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk is a tasty subzi featuring deep-fried veggies perked up with a traditional tempering and fenugreek leaves. Deep-frying the potato wedges with the peels on, gives it a rustic flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Fenugreek and chaat masala, on the ....
Aloo Gobi, Aloo Gobhi Recipe
Recipe# 22792
17 Jul 12

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by Tarla Dalal
An all time favourite combination, in an all time favourite form! potato and cauliflower feature in a traditional curry seasoned with typical Indian spices and spruced up with common ingredients like ginger, green chillies and garlic. The magic of the garam masala and the dry mango powder is evi ....
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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