Known for their heart-warming hospitality and their equal devotion to culinary skills, the Punjabi community of India is where your stomach is going to guide you first.
Sinfully delicious and rich in taste, Punjabi food is popular world-over. The most famous dish that everyone in the world reckons with is the butter chicken. Apart from this, a host of milk based sweets and savouries that are hard to miss.
Do try the famous yogurt based drink, Lassi and the well known combination of green vegetables with an Indian bread (sarson da saag and missi roti). Count only the dollops of cream and butter and not the calories if you are going to try Punjabi food.
Here’s something simple for the veggies to relish!
Aloo Amritsari Recipe
- 250gms Aloo (Potato)
- 2 Onions, sliced
- 2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp Ajwain
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup Besan
- 1 tsp Corainder Powder
- 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1/2 tsp Annardana Powder
- Oil For frying
- Handful Corainder Leaves
This is a fairly easy one. It should take you less than 30 minutes to create this great Indian Punjabi dish.
Cut the potatoes into long pieces which will be easy to cook. Ensure that they are not too fat. Next, make a thin batter of besan, salt, ginger-garlic paste and ajwain seeds adding little water. Add 1 tsp of oil and mix well. Marinate the potato pieces for 15 minutes.
Heat the oil and deep fry the potatoes and then keep them aside. Then heat 2 tsp of oil, add onions and sauté them till brown. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, annardana powder, Garam masala and mix well. Add the potatoes and toss well. Simmer the flame and cook for another 5- 6 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Punjabi Aloo Amritsari hot with any Indian bread.
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