There must be something about Punjabi food that makes it a culinary delight at any event. Whether its young children, aunties or those belly-clad uncles everyone loves indulging in some Punjabi delicacies. Apart from having evergreen dishes, they also have seasonal favourites like Makki Roti eaten with Sarson ka Saag for winters and Chhole Chawal for summers.
Punjabi cuisine largely refers to the culinary style that originated in Punjab. For instance, Punjab is home to authentic tandoori food. It is believed that the ‘tandoor’ originated in Persia and was introduced to India by the Arabs. In India, Punjab was one of the first regions to adopt the tandoor-style cooking and dished out lip-smacking preparations such as tandoori chicken, Naan and Paneer Tikkas. Punjabi food is often associated with all things non-vegetarian and greasy, but in reality it is also home to some of the most delicious vegetarian curries, Dal(lentils) and stews of the count. One would never be short of dishes when it comes to the variety in Punjabi food.
Sarso ka Saag, Dal Makhani and Pindi Chana are all drool-worthy preparations hailing from the land of five rivers. Punjabi preparations are often so heavy and filling that we don’t usually think of Punjabi cuisine as part of a multi course meal. One of the hottest favourites on the street, at a 5-star property or any wedding is Chhole Bhature. You haven’t done it right, if you haven’t eaten a freshly prepared plate of Chhole Bhature.
Punjabi Cuisine is one of the most distinct and popular Indian cuisines and comes from the region of Punjab situated partially in India and partially in Pakistan. It offers a vast variety of delectable and exotic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are prepared with varied traditional culinary styles, particularly the “tandoori” style. The exotic and appetizing tandoor items and various other mouth-watering and finger licking dishes having rich, spicy and buttery flavor savored with Punjabi Basmati rice of varied forms and special Punjabi breads like Tandoori Roti and Naan have not only made the gastronomists crave for more but has also garnered the cuisine.
Just as the lifestyle of Punjabis, everything in Punjab is robust and big – Size of the lassi glass, the Naan or the moustache. Food in Punjab is prepared with love and extra dollop of ghee and butter, and its utterly butterly delicious. The bread basket culture comes from Punjab owing to the many varities of breads they do – Laccha Parantha, Stuffed Kulchas, Naan of different kinds, Rotis of different kinds. With a generous amount of fat and a good balace of spices, everything in authentic Punjabi Food is served “Makhan Maar Ke”.