India has a variety of cuisines, but there are only a few regional cuisines that find love across the country. Punjabi cuisine is loved by all. It sums up everything we love in our desi food – high spice content, countless flavors, rich gravy and a variety of ingredients that have come together to make great dishes. Punjabi cuisine represents Indian food culture in its most basic form which is why we all love to have Punjabi food on our dining table more often than we would like to admit. If you agree with us, treat yourself to a Punjabi style dinner to die for whenever the craving pops up. To make things easier for you, we have picked some easy recipes for a delicious Punjabi dinner feast.
Here are 9 Punjabi style dinner recipes:
1. Punjabi Dal Tadka: Our Best Recommendation
We make different kinds of dal almost every day, but what makes this dal tadka special is the Punjabi style tadka that goes on top of the cooked dal – a mixture of chana and toor dal, flavored with various eclectic spices. Click here for the recipe.
Punjabi dal tadka is a must.
2. Dhaba Dalic
The state of Punjab is bustling with countless dhabas and each offers soul-soothing food that we can’t find in a luxury restaurant. The rustic flavors of this urad dal are enhanced by a fiery tadka of coriander seed, javitri powder, saunf, cloves, cinnamon and more. Here is the recipe for Punjabi style dhaba dal.
3. Amritsari Murgh Makhani
Chicken lovers swear by butter chicken and no other chicken gravy can ever match its popularity! This Punjabi style butter chicken from Amritsar has our heart. Here is the recipe you must try.
4. Punjabi Lemon Chicken
It’s spicy, it’s spicy and it’s creamy – this chicken gravy is all you want to satiate your heart and belly for a good night’s sleep. In addition to a range of spices, orange juice and lemon juice are added to add zest, and sugarcane juice is also added to neutralize excessive tartness with mild sweetness. Click here for the recipe.
5. Pindi Channe
This dish is another popular gift from the state of Punjab to all of us. This dhaba-style dish is made with chickpeas and provides indulgence in every bite. Combine with roti, paratha or naan and enjoy a delicious dinner with your family and friends. Click here for the recipe.
Pindi channe is the perfect dhaba style dish that everyone loves.
6. Punjabi Kadhi Pakodi
When there’s kadhi, rice and roti on our plate, we can’t wait to dig into it. Imagine the same dish being made in Punjabi style. The gravy of this dish is made creamy and compact by mixing yogurt and gram flour in a blender. And the besan pakoda is leveled by adding onions along with spices. Click here for the recipe.
7. Punjabi Sarson Ka Saagi
While this dish is usually limited to the winter season, it certainly deserves a mention in all the Punjabi food lists out there. To make the perfect Punjabi saag you need the right recipe, and here we are with it. Click here for the authentic Punjabi sarson ka saag recipe.
8. Punjabi Macchi
When you think of a light fish dinner, this Punjabi macchi is ideal for a healthy and delicious dinner. Fish fillets are cooked in a pool of spice powder and chillies, and on top of that, mint paste, lemon juice and amchur are added to give it a really refreshing taste. Click here for the recipe.
9. Punjabi Tadka Maggi
When we’re not in the mood for a typical roti-sabzi affair, Maggi always steps in as a savior. But the next time you are in a rush to make Maggi, try this Punjabi style recipe and you will fall in love with it. Here’s the recipe.
Punjabi style maggi will capture your heart.
Punjabi food always impresses us. Spice up your dinner menu with these great recipes.