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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.
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 dishes like Sarson ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti, 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.
Paneer Tikka 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.
01 Jan 1900
Hare Mutter Ke Parathe by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
14 Feb 16
Jhatpat Samosa, Quick Veg Samosa Recipe 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 ....
24 Apr 17
Paneer Makhanwala 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 ....
17 Aug 15
Tawa Aloo Chaat 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 ....
16 Jun 11
Aachar Aaloo by navaashi
A tasty sabzi made from baby potatoes in a tasty dry achaar masala.
23 Jul 09
Aam aur Chane ka Achaar 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 ....
11 Jan 16
Aam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi Achar 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 ....
26 Nov 13
Aam Lassi Slush 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 ....
24 Apr 17
Achaari Dahi Bhindi 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 ....
05 Jun 13
Achaari Paneer Tikkas 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 ....
17 Jul 12
Achari Baingan 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 ....
18 Mar 16
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao 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 ....
21 Feb 12
Achari Paneer 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.
16 May 13
Ajwaini Roti 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 ....
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