Punjab is known for its diverse agricultural land, rivers and people, who are full of life and their Punjabi scrumptious food. Cuisines like shami kebab, makki di roti, sarson da saag are some popular Punjabi dishes that are loved and savoured by every food lover. The culinary practices of Punjab are rustic, simple yet exquisite in their own way.
The state’s food is known for its richness and buttery flavours along with the extensive meat and vegetarian dishes. If you wander in the streets of punjab you will feature a diverse range of dishes made with ghee and butter. Some of the local food of Punjab can be eaten on a daily basis and some delicacies are cooked only on special occasions. Here are a few mouth watering dishes you can’t miss in Punjab.
- Sarso ka Saag and Makki di Roti
A perfect example of a match made in heaven, Sarso ka Saag and Makki di Roti is eaten on a daily basis in every Punjabi household, particularly during winter season. It is a wholesome meal and generally eaten along with ghee or white butter, and jaggery. This particular dish provides all the essential nutrients that are required in your body during the winters.
The most common drink that can win over the taste buds of any person. Punjab and other parts of North India are popular places where you can find this drink. Lassi is available in two varieties: salty and sweet, generally people like sweet lassi and is served in huge glasses, topped with white butter or cream to make it taste rich.
- Tandoori Chicken
This dish has a special corner in every punjabi’s heart. Tandoori Chicken consists of moderate-sized pieces of chicken, seasoned with tandoori masala, marinated in yoghurt, and other ingredients. The chicken is cooked in a tandoor. If you want to try this delicious dish Amritsar has some of the best spots to try out Tandoori Chicken.
- Gobhi-Shalgam-Gajar Pickle
Gobhi-Shalgam-Gajar is a traditional Indian pickle made with carrot, cauliflower, and turnip. The taste of the pickle is sweet, tangy, and spicy. It is usually eaten with the buttery dishes and is mostly prepared in the winter season.
Pinni, another winter favourite dish is made with wheat flour, desi ghee, almonds and jaggery. These ingredients provide a lot of energy and heat to our body. Made in the shape of laddoos, Pinni does not require too much of a time to prepare and does not require to be chilled.
Over To You
Whenever you visit North India don’t forget to go local because what’s better than wandering like a local and gorging on the popular local cuisines. Do try these outstandingly delicious dishes there and cherish every moment with your loved ones.