Punjabi Food

Punjabi cuisine can be non-vegetarian or completely vegetarian. One of the main features of Punjabi cuisine is its diverse range of dishes. Home cooked and restaurant Punjabi cuisine can vary significantly, with restaurant style using large amounts of clarified butter, known locally as ghee, with liberal amounts of butter and cream with home cooked concentrating on mainly upon preparations with Whole Wheat, Rice and other ingredients flavored with masalas (spices). Roh Di Kheer, is cooked using rice. Rice is cooked for a long time in sugar cane juice.

Within the area itself, there are different preferences. People in the area of Amritsar prefer stuffed parathas and milk products. In fact, the area is well known for quality of its milk products. There are certain dishes which are exclusive to Punjab, such as Mah Di Dal and Saron Da Saag (Sarson Ka Saag). The food is tailor-made for the Punjabi lifestyle in which most of the rural folk burn up a lot of calories while working in the fields. The main masala in a Punjabi dish consists of onion, garlic and ginger. Tandoori food is a Punjabi speciality especially for non-vegetarian dishes. Many of the most popular elements of Anglo-Indian cuisine – such as Tandoor, Naan, Pakoras and vegetable dishes with paneer – derive from the Punjab.

naan typical punjabi food

jalebi traditional punjabi sweet

lassi traditional punjabi beverage

bhindi a punjabi vegetarian food

I used frozen okra for my bhindi, and it works great. Garam masala is the main Indian spice used in the dish (for me, at least). We call it bhindi in Hindi and Punjabi

road side pakora stall in punjab

thandoor owen used by punjabi people

This is in the kitchen of Kesar Da Dhaba

punjabi chicken masala

This was the first time I've made this dish. Holy cow*, it was delicious; this recipe is going into my Hall of Fame

typical kitchen of punjab

The kitchen at Kesar Da Dhaba, which has been serving Punjabi food since 1916.

Thanks for Photographers rjw1, dr_vaibhavahuja, J I G I S H A a.k.a Nitin Badhwar, madmolecule, ampersandyslexia, arvindgrover and s_w_ellis for sharing their photos.

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