A city of lakes, Bathinda is one of the oldest cities in Punjab. From its encouraging zest for life to its love towards good food, people often visit this place to gobble up some popular dishes. The simple, classic and traditional dishes are always celebrated in Bathinda. Let’s look at some always admired dishes from the Punjabi cuisine menu:
1.Sarso Da Saag
A traditional gravy on the platter, Sarso da Saag is an approved healthy meal. The saag is cooked till it’s soft and later fried onions, ginger, and tomatoes are added to enhance the flavor and fill your appetite.
2. Makai ki Roti
Sarso da saag and Makai ki roti is a combination now cooked all over the globe. Resembling the wheat roti, Makai ki roti uses corn powder as a healthy solution. This dish is often made during celebrations and people would definitely clean the plate at one go.
This dish, originated from Punjab, has traditional local flavors. Punjabi Samosas are served piping hot directly from the kadhai, with chutneys. That one huge Punjabi Samosa is enough to suffice your hunger pangs.
Their every meal of the day includes a glass of Lassi. Bathinda incorporates unique flavor in the lassi by adding masala. People there often drink two-three glasses at one go! Moreover, lassi helps in proper digestion of the food and surely you can’t say no.
5. Rajma Chawal
A meal of all times, Rajma Chawal can always top the list. A healthy choice for a cheat meal, hot, tempting Rajma is served with roti or rice, definitely filling your stomach. It decreases cholesterol and increases energy throughout the day.
6. Aloo Paratha
Parathas can never go wrong! A heavy morning breakfast, people here can have varieties of paratha on their platter, but nothing can beat their love for aloo parathas. Made up of wheat flour, potatoes, and extra spices, the round, flaky, fluffy parathas with a spoonful of ghee are truly mesmerizing.
7. Chhole Bhature
A popular dish found in every corner of the city. The spicy chhole are served with huge bhaturas. It’s been a well-known dish for generations, served with onions and pickles. It’s truly a pleasure to your taste buds.
8. Dal Makhani
A medley of flavors, Dal Makhani is prepared using black lentil and kidney beans. A delicacy to devour any time of the day. They often add cream or milk to escalate the taste. It is served with naan, paratha or rice.
The dish represents the origin of the city. Basically, it’s rice mixed with a bundle of vegetables and spices. Biryani is an instant mood changer. However, it takes time to prepare but is worth every bite.
10. Punjabi Kadhi
Kadhi is made all over the globe in different ways. But once you try it in Bathinda, you would adore it forever. Punjabi Kadhi is made using yoghurt. It also includes gram flour, all-purpose flour, and fried onions. This kadhi also has spinach or fenugreek leaves pakoras, adding a unique taste.
11. Paneer Makhani
Paneer is a go-to ingredient in this city. Most dishes include paneer and taste yummy. Paneer Makhani includes paneer, butter, tomatoes, cashew nuts and spices. The spicy dish is often served with naan, kulcha or rice.
12. Toasted Grains
Every city acquires its peculiarity in munches, toasted grains are a go-to food any time of the day. A traditional delicacy, corn and what grains are roasted in Punjabi bhatti inculcating legendary flavors.
13. Gajjar Ka Halwa
A popular dessert, Gajjar ka halwa is often prepared during winters. Grated carrots, milk, sugar, and dry fruits are placed in a pot and stirred continuously. This lip-smacking dessert is the heart of this city.
14. Kada Prashad
The conventional sweet dish, Kada prashad is offered in Gurudwara. A simple, quick and easy dessert just fingertips away. It needs a few simple ingredients like wheat flour, sugar, ghee, and dry fruits, a delicacy to hop on any time of the day.
A classic Punjabi desert, Panjiri, also known as Dabra, is made using almonds, walnuts, pistachio, dry dates, wheat flour, sugar, poppy seeds, and many other dry fruits. You will certainly be enamored by the beautiful aroma.
Food makes you happier, healthier, and headstrong. Bathinda and its food await your heartfelt presence.