Have you ever visited the northern region of India, known as Punjab? Or perhaps you’ve enjoyed dishes at restaurants who prepare food in the traditional Punjabi way?
Most people are hooked once they get a taste of Punjabi cooking, and you’ll be happy to be able to recreate the wonderful dishes using the helpful recipes in this book.
What may first surprise you about Punjabi food is the variety of dishes made. For meat lovers, there is Amritsari Machchi (fish with seasoned breading), Tandoori Chicken, Bhuna Gosht (spiced mutton) and Butter Chicken, among others.
Are you a vegetarian? There are many dishes you will enjoy, too like Dal Makhni (black lentil dal), Chole Bhature (chick pea curry and flatbread) and Sarson ka Saag (vegetarian greens & spices), and more. The lush fields of the Punjab region offer many ingredients to traditional dishes. The food of Punjabis is much like the people themselves – robust, rich and full of life. Tandoori food in its most authentic form comes from Punjab today.
Even though there are five rivers in the region, Punjabi dishes don’t include much seafood. They do consume a great deal of milk. They also specialize in many kinds of tasty breads, since their region produces a lot of wheat.
Punjabi food is usually cooked with clarified butter (ghee) and spices like cumin, coriander powder and garam masala spice blend are frequently used.
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