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


Ingredients :

Flour - 250gm
Soda-bi-carbonate - 1/2tsp
Salt - 1/2tsp
Thick curd - 4tbs
Egg - 1no
Groundnut oil - for frying
For Filling :

Minced Mutton - 250gm
Finely chopped onion - 2nos
Ginger paste - 1tsp
Garlic paste - 1/2tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2tsp
Coriander-Cumin powder - 1tsp
Thick curd - 2tbs
Lime juice - 1tbs
Garam masala - 1/2tsp
Groundnut oil - 2tbs
Salt - to taste

Method of Preparation :

Sieve flour, soda-bi-carbonate and salt together. Make a bay in the centre, add curd and the beaten egg. Knead to a soft dough, adding lukewarm water, if needed. Knead very well till smooth. Cover and keep aside for 4 hours.

Marinate the minced mutton with all the ingredients except limejuice and oil for 1 hour.

Heat oil, add mince mixture and stir fry over a medium low heat. After the mince is browned and nicely done, add enough hot water to cover the mince. Cover and cook till done. Evaporate excess water, if any. Add lime juice and remove from fire.

Divide the dough into 16 portions and the mince into 8 portions. Roll two portions of the dough into circles. Spread one portion of the filling over one and cover with the other. Moisten and press the sides. Roll once more a little. Prepare all the bhaturas in the same manner.

Heat enough oil in a pan for deep frying. Fry one bhatura at a time over medium heat till brown.