Are you planning a trip to Punjab and wondering about the famous dishes to eat in Punjab?
Punjab is a producer of wheat, rice and dairy products. These products are an important ingredient of Punjabi dishes. In India, cooking in tandoors is also associated with Punjab. Punjabi food is rich in spices, butter and milk products.
Here are some of the most delicious and famous dishes to eat in Punjab
Sarson ka Saag
- Sarson ka saag is a famous dish of Punjab. It is made from mustard leaves in which spices like garam masala, red chilli, ginger, and garlic are added.
- It is topped with ghee or butter. Sarson ka saag is a must try when it comes to Punjabi dishes.
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Makke ki Roti
- Makke ki roti is made of corn flour which is served with ghee or butter.
- Makke ki Roti and Sarson ka saag together form the perfect combination.
- It is generally eaten during the winters as the mustard crop is ready during those months.
- From the local dhaba to a five- star restaurant you can get Dal Makhani in every corner of Punjab.
- Dal Makhani was first created by Punjabis and it is now popular all over India.
- The traditional preparation of Dal Makhani can take up to 24hours to complete.
- In Punjab, you can get a wide variety of Naan which includes paneer, onion, potatoes and other vegetables.
- It is also known as Amritsari kulcha and is served with “Chole”.
- Lassi is a mixture of yoghurt, water and some spices.
- It is a traditional drink of Punjab and can be had sweet or salty.
- Lassi helps in cooling the digestive system.
- The Chicken is marinated for several hours in yoghurt and then the spices are added to it.
- It is a very famous dish in Punjab for non-vegetarians and is now famous world over.
- It is garnished with coriander leaves, chillies and pepper.
Tandoori Soya Chaap
- It is called “Meat of vegetarians”.
- Soya bean chaap is sliced in pieces and then baked in tandoors.
- Chaap is covered with all the tasty spices and is garnished with lemon juice.
The article would be incomplete if we don’t mention Kadi-Chawal, Chole-Chawal, Rajma-Chawal, Chole-Bhature and Aloo-poori-halwa. We will write about them in another article. So whenever you visit Punjab don’t forget to taste the “Flavors of Punjab”.