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.


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
Kaju Barfi
Kaju Katli
Mava Burfi
Malai Ladoo
Motichoor Ladoo
Patisa (Son Papdi)
Sujji Halwa

Keema Rajma

Ingredients :

Rajma (Kidney Beans) - 200gms
Minced meat - 500gms
Salt - to taste
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 2tsp
Vinegar - 1tsp
Groundnut oil - 1/3cup
Ground onions - 2nos (large size)
Finely chopped tomatoes - 250gms
Ground coriander - 1/4cup
Butter - 1tbs
For Masala :

Cardamom - 4nos
Cloves - 4nos
Cinnamon - 1"piece
Coriander seeds - 1tbs
Poppy seeds - 1tbs
For Garnish :

Slit green chillies - 5-6nos
1 lime cut into thin circles
Method of Preparation :

Soak rajma overnight. Roast the ingredients for the masala and grind it to a fine powder. Keep aside.

Marinate mince meat with salt, 1tsp chilli powder, 1/4tsp turmeric, ginger-garlic paste and vinegar for 1 hour. Pressure cook both the rajma and mince meat together with 2-3cups of water for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan and saute onion paste till golden colour over a medium flame. Add the remaining chilli powder, turmeric powder and tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes are amalgamated. Add cooked mince, coriander paste, ground masala and bring to a boil. Cook till quite thick. Add butter and remove from fire.

Garnish with slit green chillies and lemon slices.