Punjabi Recipes- 7 Lost Dishes Of Punjab That One Needs To Try

Punjab is loaded with delicious foods which gets difficult to resist. Here’s a compilation of 7 lost gems of Punjab you should definitely try once in a lifetime. Read to know more.
Punjabi Recipes- 7 Lost Dishes Of Punjab That One Needs To Try

Punjabi Recipes- 7 Lost Dishes Of Punjab That One Needs To TryCredits: Freepik

From pickles to chicken, Punjabi food is loaded with authentic dishes to relish for a lifetime. With the evergreen varieties, you can never get bored of the robust options. Punjab is a culinary treasure bestowing its visitors with rich flavours and authentic food items. The texture of the curries and the cooking style make this region unique. But do you know? Many recipes were lost over time and no longer relished like other dishes. These lost delicacies are no less than culinary marvels, these dishes are making their way through social media and are becoming a part of many restaurants. Let's revive the lost gems of Punjab and try these yummy dishes at home. Happy exploring.

7 Lost Punjab Recipes That One Needs To Try

Ganne Vale Chawal
The most relished dish of Lohri & Holi used to be Ganne vale chawal. Made with natural sweetener sugarcane, this dish lost its importance over time. You can prep this recipe easily at home. Start by boiling sugarcane juice and keep adding the milk slowly. Remove the impurities until you get a golden-coloured juice. Next, add soaked rice and allow it to cook for 40 minutes. In a pan, add ghee, cloves, chopped coconut and sugarcane rice. Mix everything well. Serve and enjoy.
Kibti
This delectable appetiser is made of spices, ghee, chicken, yoghurt and almonds. The royal dish is prepped by straining the excess water from the yoghurt and making the ginger, garlic and green chillies paste. Next, in a bowl, add yoghurt, ginger garlic paste and chicken. Allow it to marinate for 40 minutes. Roast almonds in ghee until golden brown, place the chicken in the same pan and allow it to fry until brown. Add onions, coriander powder and red chilli powder to the mixture. Top your kibti with saffron and ghee. Garnish with almonds. Serve and enjoy.
Chitt
This curry is not like an ordinary curry, with immense health benefits and a desi cure for sore throat, Chitt is a traditional Punjabi recipe which works wonders. You can start by preparing a smooth paste of ginger, green chillies and garlic. Saute the paste in oil for 5-7 minutes, add spices like red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. Gently pour milk and don’t forget to stir in between. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve and enjoy.
Alsi Ke Ladoo
Alsi Ke LadooCredits: Freepik
Alsi Ke Ladoo
The nutritious yet delicious alsi ke ladoo is prepped with alsi, walnuts, almonds, makhana, coconut, jaggery and cardamom. This delicious also ladoo can be prepared in 50 minutes and you can start by dry roasting flax seeds, nuts (almonds and walnuts) and makhana afterwards. Next, grind flax seeds, nuts and makhana separately and mix everything in a large bowl. Add desiccated coconut and jaggery syrup. Serve and enjoy.
Lahori Katlama
This spicy yet delicious delicacy is no less than a pizza. You can prep this dish in less than 40 minutes. Start by adding wheat flour, maida, cooking oil and water. Mix everything and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. In another bowl, combine salt, egg, red chilli powder, yellow food colour, coriander powder and cumin powder. Add water and mix everything well, make a smooth batter. Next, roll out the dough and spread the prepared masala, soaked moong dal and pomegranate seeds. Allow it to fry. Your tasty Lahori Katlama is ready. Serve and enjoy.
Phulkari Pulao
This delicious dish is prepared with hand-churned ghee and exotic spices. Phulkari pulao is made of 4 different types of rice including parwal, golden sella, basmati and sabarmati rice and you can relish this vibrant pulao by soaking rice in water and saffron in warm milk. In a pan, add rice, poppy seeds and lemon drops. Cook the rice. Heat ghee in an earthenware and add whole spices, vegetables and cubed paneer spices, cook until the edges turn brown. Next, in another pan, roast dry fruits and add them to the vegetables. Slowly transfer the cooked rice and pour saffron milk into the rice. Cook for 20 minutes, serve hot and enjoy with curd for a delicious taste.
Gajjaran Ka Murabba
Gajjaran Ka Murabba Credits: pinterest
Gajjaran Ka Murabba
This delicious side dish is no less than a retreat for all Punjabi food lovers. Lost over time, this gajjaran ka murabba can be prepped in less than an hour and you can make it by using carrots, ghee, water, sugar, and lemon. Start by cutting the carrots into round pieces. Next, heat sugar, water and cardamom seeds in the pan. Add chopped carrots to the syrup and allow it to cook for 20-25 minutes. Store it in an air-tight container. Serve with your meals and enjoy.
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