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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

Happy Cooking!


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Paneer Palak
Recipe# 4765
05 Jun 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Palak and paneer are made for each other. Not only do the two flavours and textures complement each other, but the vibrant green and the soft white combine beautifully to make this dish a treat for the eyes too!
Makhani Roti
Recipe# 4386
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple yet delicious way to make rotis. Flavoured with butter and freshly crushed black pepper this whole wheat roti is perfect to serve with most of your favourite vegetable dishes.
Rajma Saagwala
Recipe# 4309
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A nutritious protein and fibre rich dish that's delicately flavoured. Amaranth (chawli leaves) can be substituted with other greens like spinach or fenugreek.
Mixed Vegetable-water Pickle
Recipe# 3411
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is one of Delhi's most popular winter pickles. Large glass jars of this pickle are often sold at street corners. An assortment of fresh winter vegetables, fresh green garlic in tangy mustard flavoured water makes my mouth water just to think of it. Special "black" carrots available in winter ....
Pickled Baby Onions and Garlic
Recipe# 3412
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Onions are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and are available throughout the year. Small white onions are best suited for this recipe as they are mild in flavour and do not colour the pickling liquor. Pickled baby onions have been popularly eaten throughout India. Here they have been salted i ....
Nimbu Adrak ka Achaar
Recipe# 3414
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This quick recipe of one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make and is used by most Punjabi households. Lemon juice and salt act as a preservative in th ....
Subzi Dal
Recipe# 2974
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Have this nutritious dal along with rotis or parathas as the combination of dals with vegetables makes it extremely rich in energy, protein, calcium, iron and folic acid-all the nutrients which are necessary for a successful pregnancy. Green peas adds on to the fibre content of the recipe and helps ....
Pachranga Achaar
Recipe# 3013
23 Jul 09

 
 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 stumbled ....
Low Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 3605
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kulfi is a frozen dessert, which all of us relish but often tend to avoid because of its high calorific value. Here is a simple yummy low fat kulfi that doesn't take forever to prepare and provides substantial amounts of calcium without the fat. Enhance its appeal and vitamin C levels by serving it ....
Toasted Methi Rotis
Recipe# 3453
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
These crisp toasted rotis combine the goodness of whole wheat flour, gram flour and fenugreek leaves. They have a high nutritional value and besides being absolutely delicious, they are virtually fat free, being cooked without using any oil. Pre-cook these rotis on a tava (griddle) and then finish t ....
Carrot Garlic Chutney ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3513
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Carrots, garlic, chilli powder and lemon juice are combined to make a tasty accompaniment for rotis, parathas or a spread for sandwiches. Carrots are rich in fibre and vitamin a and the garlic is good to control the sugar and cholesterol levels in the blood. This chutney can be stored if refrigerate ....
Kadhai Chole
Recipe# 3571
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Chole, a traditional Punjabi dish, is usually made using a lot of fat. But this easy to make recipe is lower in calories and is just as tasty. The oil does not contribute much flavour, it is the spices that create this dish. Instead of bhature (deep fried puris) serve it with Nutritious Garlic Naans ....
Grape Lassi
Recipe# 3551
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Black grapes blend very well with curds and also provide lots of fibre. Lassi is an excellent thirst quencher during the summers. Remember to use fresh low fat curds and really sweet grapes for this refreshing drink.
Pyaz ki Roti
Recipe# 5581
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
pyaz ki roti recipe | pyaaz ki roti | pyaj wali roti | healthy onion roti | pyaz ki roti is a delectable dish with a mix of basic ingredients which suits people o ....
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 ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5296
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Nutritious soya nuggets add a full-bodied flavour to this pulao. Soyabean and green peas, both functional foods, play a major role in reducing bad cholesterol (ldl) and increasing good cholesterol (hdl) levels in our body.
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 ....
Pudina Lassi, Mint Lassi, Indian Yogurt Mint Drink
Recipe# 6481
05 Oct 20

 
 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 ....
Fruity Phirni, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33253
12 Mar 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fruity phirni, a variation of rice phirni - soft in texture and pleasant to taste, it poses no problems for the elderly to consume. Roasting poha brings out the taste as well as makes it easier to grind.
Paneer Paratha ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33468
23 Apr 20

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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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