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

Patisa

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup gramflour
1 1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
250 gms. ghee
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. cardamom seeds crushed coarsely
2 tsp. charmagaz (combination of 4 types of seeds) refer glossary
4" squares cut from a thin polythene sheet

Method

Sift both flours together.
Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan.
Add flour mixture and roast on low till light golden.
Keep aside to cool a little, stirring occasionally.
Prepare syrup simultaneously.
Make syrup out of sugar, water and milk


Following are the steps shown to make sugar syrup (chashni) in the right way.

Take sugar and water in the ratio of 2 : 1 1/2 unless other wise mentioned.

Put both in a deep saucepan to boil, stirring occasionally.

When the mixture comes to a boil, add 1/2 cup milk.

When a thick scum is formed on the surface of syrup, it is time to strain.

Always use a metal strainer or moist cloth to strain the hot syrup, never plastic.

Put back to boil, checking the consistency required as above.

Check frequently, because once the first thread forms, it proceeds to thicken to the next stages very quickly.

Use as required in the recipe.

Bring syrup to 2 1/2 thread consistency.
Pour at once into the flour mixture.
Beat well with a large fork till the mixture forms threadlike flakes.
Pour onto a greased surface or thali and roll to 1" thickness lightly.
Sprinkle the charmagaz seeds and elaichi and gently press down with palm.
Cool, cut into 1" squares, wrap individually into square pieces of thin plastic sheet.
Store in airtight container.