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

Mutter Paneer

Ingredients :

Vegetable oil - 2/3cup
Chopped onions - 2nos
Crushed garlic - 4-5nos
Chopped ginger - 1"piece
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Chilli powder - 1tsp
Frozen peas - 500gms
Chopped Tomatoes - 150gms
Vegetable stock - 1/4cup
Pepper Powder
Salt - to taste
For Paneer :

Milk - 10cups
Lemon juice - 5tbs
Method of Preparation :

Paneer - Boil the milk in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Keep again on fire for about a minute until the curds and whey separate. Strain the content through a thick muslin cloth. Squeeze all the liquid from the curds and leave to drain. Transfer to a dish, cover with foil and place some weight on it. Leave overnight in the refrigerator.

Cut the pressed paneer into small cubes. Heat oil in a pan. Fry paneer cubes in it until golden on all sides. Remove from the pan and drain.

Leave 4tbs oil in the pan. Add onions, garlic and ginger and fry gently stirring frequently. Stir again by adding garam masala, turmeric and chilli powder. Add peas, tomatoes and stock and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender.

Add fried paneer cubes and cook for a further 5 minutes.