Punjab Kushti / Wrestling
Punjabi Dishes
The Punjabis are known for their rich foods. Predominantly wheat eating people, the Punjabis cook rice only on special occasions. Nans and parathas, rotis made of corn flour (makke di roti) are their typical breads. Milk and its products in the form of malai (cream), paneer (cottage cheese), butter and curds are always used with almost every Punjabi meal. The main masala in Punjabi dish consists of onion, garlic, ginger and a lot of tomatoes fried in pure ghee. Spices like coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, red chili powder, turmeric and mustard are regularly used. Chicken especially 'Tandoori Chicken' is a favourite with non-vegetarians as paneer is in the vegetarian Punjabi menu. Mah ki Dal, Sarson Ka Saag, meat curry like Roghan Josh and stuffed parathas can be found in no other state except Punjab.

Vegetarian

Non -Vegetrian

Sweet Dishes

Aloo Methi
Aloo Mutter
Aloo Tikki
Dal Makhani
Keema Rajma
Makki Di Roti
Mutter Paneer
Navratan Kurma
Palak Paneer
Palak Makkai Malai
Paneer Amritasari
Pista Lassi
Sarson Ka Saag
Stuffed Bhatura
Sukhi Channa Dal
Vegetable Pulao

Asian Chicken
Butter Chicken
Beseni Murgh
Chicken Tikkas
Chicken Dilruba
Chaamp Masala (Lamb Chops Masala)
Chicken Curry with Tomatoes (Murgha Kari)
Chicken Jalfarezi
Chicken Biryani
Chicken Sag Recipe
Egg Korma
Fried Chicken Tikkas
Paneer Anda
Tandoori Chicken

Atte Ka Seera
Badam Ka Seera
Carrot Halwa
Dal Ka Seera
Gulab Jamoon
Imarti
Jalebis
Kaju Barfi
Kaju Katli
Kalakand
Mava Burfi
Malai Ladoo
Motichoor Ladoo
Pinnie
Patisa (Son Papdi)
Sujji Halwa

Jalebis

Ingredients:

1 cup plain flour (maida)

1 teaspoon Bengal gram flour

1/2 teaspoon Fresh yeast

1 teaspoon Ghee

1 cup Sugar

2-3 drops Lemon yellow food colour

1/4 teaspoon Lemon juice

Few Saffron

As per requirement Ghee

Method :

For the jalebi batter:

Sieve the plain flour and gram flour together. Dissolve the yeast in 1 tablespoon of water. Mix the flour mixture, yeast solution, ghee, 1 tsp sugar and lemon yellow food colouring with 2/3 cup of water to make a thick batter, making sure that no lumps remain. Keep aside for 10 minutes till the yeast ferments.

For the sugar syrup:

Dissolve the sugar in ½ cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes till the syrup is of 2 string consistency. Add the saffron and lemon juice and mix. Remove from the fire and keep aside.

How to proceed:

Heat the ghee in a broad saucepan [the ghee should be approximately 25 mm. (1”) deep]. Fill the jalebi batter into a piping bag with a single hole nozzle or a thick cloth with a small hole in the center which is finished with button-hole stitch. Press out round whirls of the batter into the hot ghee working closely from outside to the centre of the whirl [approx.50 mm (2”) diameter]. Deep fry the jalebis till golden brown and transfer into the warm sugar syrup. Drain immediately and serve hot.

Tip : Do not allow the jalebi batter to overferment. Fry the jalebi’s immediately once the batter has rested for 10 minutes.