A Hearty Dinner from the Punjabi Cuisine

written by Sarah Michael Griffin May 2, 2017

A complete and wholesome Punjab dinner could consist of anything from various type of Rotis from Naan, Chapati, Poori to Paratha, accompanied with favorite sides such as Sarson Ka Saag, Dal Makhani, or Bhindi Masala, but today the recipes Nosh and Grub brings you consists of :-

1) Chickpea Gravy (Chole),

2) Fried Fish Ala Punjab,

3) Saag,

4) Jeera Rice and

5) Chapati.

 

Slipping in  a mini story  for all. If it strikes anyone’s curiosity, that why a girl from  Eurasian background who has non Indian parentage have a huge penchant over foods from the Region of Spice? Well,  that is because ever since a little girl, I love talking and playing with my Indian neighbors.  Come dinner time those days, the mothers would bring out a huge bowl of rice mixed with curry and other side dishes of the day and feed their little ones, while these tiny tots runs around everywhere. I would be fed by anyone of these aunties if I happen to be playing with these neighboring kids. If ever I went missing, my dad definitely knows where to get me.

Little things like this that grew on me, along with my fondness for Indian Cuisine. Later I tried mastering them, daily practicing rigorously in the kitchen. The cherry on top of this story, I found the love of my life a Punjabi, my very own Singh. Every effort I put in the kitchen now bears its fruits.

 

Each recipes are posted on separate posts and I’ve linked them down below for your ease of browsing, leaving the recipe for Chapati over here.

Click on the links below titled in pink for rest of the dishes:

Recipe for Chickpea gravy

  1. Chickpea Gravy

The punjabi name for this dish is called ‘Chole’.

Click here for the recipe.

 

 

Punjabi Style fried fish

2. Punjabi style fried fish

Click here for the recipe.

 

 

 

Saag

3. Saag

Saag is a type of dish mainly made with green, leafy vegetables (which in this recipe is mainly spinach and mustard leaves)

Click here for the recipe.

 

 

Jeera rice

4. Jeera rice

Jeera rice is another dish that can be eaten together with Chapati and the other side dishes

Click here for the recipe.

 

 

 

Recipe for Chapati

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of sea salt (optional, you can use any type of salts you want)
  • 2 tbs of ghee (optional, you can use olive oil, butter or any other types of oil you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup of hot water or as needed

Instructions

  1. Stir the flours and salt together in a big bowl.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the ghee and add enough water to make a soft dough that’s elastic but not too sticky.
  3. Knead the dough on a flat surface, make sure to lightly flour the surface first.
  4. Divide the kneaded flour into 10 parts or less if you want the chapati to be bigger.
  5. Roll each of the pieces into a ball and let it rest for a minute
  6. Heat a non-stick flat pan over medium heat and grease lightly.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the flour balls into thin tortilla like shape.
  8. When the pan is hot, place the chapati on it.
  9. Cook each side for 1 minute, until the chapati bloats up.

Notes

That's all there is to it. Pretty simple, huh? Cook, Click, and post it on Insta with #noshandgrub so that we can re-post your picture and give you a shout-out.

 

 

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