People manage to keep the world populated thanks to food and water. Many live simply to try new foods because this world, and the people here, make food interesting and unique every now and then. And to all those judgmental people out there, you cannot blame anyone. This variety never, never ends.
Grateful about that fact, here is a small list of delicacies from Punjab which will probably make you hungry.
Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti
One of the most popular dishes in North Western State of the country, Sarson da Saag with its rustic flavours manages to win quite a few hearts. Its main ingredient is Mustard leaves though many times spinach or palak is added to give it colour along with thickness which also mildly alter its taste, for the better of course.
With the help of spinach and mustard and various other spices this dish gets served with makki di roti, i.e. flat bread made out of corn. Along with butter, white (unprocessed) preferably. It can be also being topped with clarified butter popularly known as ghee. This traditional savory recipe somehow never seems to get old and still is preferred by many people not only in Punjab but also Pakistan.
If one thinks about Punjabi food, even a chicken lover will definitely at least once think about Chole Bhature. This dish can never, and I mean, never, skip the list of Punjabi dishes.
Created after the partition this dish is a must try in the Indian cuisine.
It’s actually a breakfast dish served in the North-Western state though other places usually have it as lunch or dinner. Made with the help of spicy chickpeas, also known as kabuli chana the sabsi is accompanied with a fried bread made out of maida flour known as bhatoora.
The bhatoora and the gravy is accompanied with onions, pickle (usually a carrot pickle), (green) chutney and a very popular drink known as the lassi.
In all the years after the partition and the creation of the dish, this dish has variations such as the aloo bhatura and paneer bhatura, talk about life getting better. It gets served with Kulcha, Chawal (rice) or the very popular Naan, where the Naan alone has its own various different varieties.
There are times when one enters a really sophisticated hotel, maybe for the first time and has no idea what to order thanks to all the names being completely twisted?
Yeah, that’s when you order Dal Makhani and relax because you know what it actually is. Available from the street side dhabas to the most sophisticated hotels this dish is there on every possible place and is known for its classic and remarkable taste.
Made out of urad or whole black lentil along with rajma or red kidney beans this was once a staple food. This dish got popularized in the country after the partition. The dish got introduced to different parts of the country because of the migrating people post independence. Along with being a main course, this dish is also served in a thali (buffet) accompanying the principle meal. Today because of us being lazy this dish doesn’t get prepared regularly. It’s time consuming and lengthy process, (2-3 hours) makes it a dish that usually is prepared on special occasions.
Finally, if you take a decision of enjoying these delicacies, this place with many unforgetable dishes and adorable local folks will not disappoint you. Whether you order Sarson da Saag or Dal Makhani, you are being servered by the best in the world.
Finally, whatever dishes Tourists choose in Punjab, this place with many natural beauties and adorable local folks will not disappoint you. A visit to Punjab will provide you many unforgettable memories.