Today I bring you a post of my favorite cuisine as I am a sucker of spicy food & love these dishes mainly attributed to being Punjabi dishes, although there are no boundaries as per food still these are still known to be famous recipes of the state of Punjab.
Sarso Ka Saag
Whenever there is any discussion of Punjabi cuisine Makke Di Roti with Sarso Saag is what comes to the mind! Reason is not known to me..it may be an overdose of bollywood flicks where I heard it many times :-p
The mustard/sarso saag is available in the local vegetable market in winters and one may try making it at home only to enjoy this yummy dish!
Makki Ki Roti
Maize flour is easily available in the state of Punjab as it is one of the main cash crops of the state and is grown in abundance. Makai ki Roti is actually one of the most popular bread in Punjab and is specially consumed in winters as it keeps the body warm.
Well, making Rotis out of makai flour is not an easy task and you got to have some great cooking skills as they disintegrate on the rolling pin. One may add small portions of wheat flour to give a binding texture to the kneaded flour.
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The sarso saag too is available in winters which makes both of the dishes to be an awesome and yummy combination.
Rajma curry is one of the most regular dishes in Punjabi cuisine owing to the availability of kidney beans in the state. The extensive use of spices to make the curry of this dish is what makes it more delicious.
Rajma curry is enjoyed with chapati as well as rice which is also one of the most hit combinations of Punjabi food i.e. Rajma-Chawal.
The mention of Punjabi cuisine isn’t justified unless the popular dish Chole is not a part of it. Chole dish is part & parcel of any event of occasion in Punjab and people love to have it with the rice or chapati.
The use of mango powder and many other spices which are like a secret recipe of the Punjabi cuisine makes it taste different from what it tastes in other parts of the country. This is definitely my favorite dish after Paneer and I cannot resist it in any case.
Hope you like these dishes and have at least one favorite from the list!