Punjab is just one of the wonderful regional cuisines that make up the great food in India. With a huge range of flavours and cooking techniques, Punjabi dishes are a must-try. The food here is famous for its rich, buttery flavours, with heavy usage of creams and cheese as well as tender meats and tandoor dishes.
You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.
Grab yourself some good fresh produce and invite some friends or family over. Time to get into the kitchen and to start cooking up some of these classics. The perfect way to test yourself if you are an aspiring home cook!
The Best Punjabi Dishes
Paneer and chicken form an inseparable part of the Punjabi cuisine. There’s a lot of variations on these ingredients to cater to everybody’s taste. Methi Chicken is a tangy chicken, which is flavoured with kasuri methi.
Recipe created by Mr Foodie.
Scrumptious and satisfying Punjabi Matar Paneer – Indian cheese and peas cooked in a traditional masala gravy. This dish is vegetarian, gluten-free, and delicious.
Recipe created by Nisha.
Bhatura is a leavened, puffed deep fried bread made from Maida or All Purpose Flour. A popular recipe from the Punjabi cuisine, it is mainly served with spiced chickpea curry such as Pindi Chholey.
Recipe created by Anshu.
This dish tastes better the longer you simmer it, partly because the yogurt and the garbanzo bean flour really soak up the flavours as time goes on. An absolute joy to make and eat.
Recipe created by The Ghee Spot.
Sarson ka saag is a traditional Punjabi winter dish with fresh Mustard greens. It is served with rustic corn flatbread and is a delicious and nutritious meal! Along with fresh mustard greens, there’s also other leafy green vegetables in the recipe for extra flavor.
Recipe created by Ashima.
An easy cooking recipe which is sweet, homestyle turnips with the mild flavours of ginger and fresh coriander. The perfect side dish for a larger meal.
Recipe created by Anuja.
Samosas are one of the super popular Indian deep fried snacks that you will find on nearly every street corner. They taste every bit as good if you make them at home.
Recipe created by Flavours On Plate.