April 07, 2021
CM Content Team
Think vast fields. Cold lassi. Hot aloo parathas with melted home-churned white butter dripping off every bite. Rich and creamy butter chicken with soft tandoori naans – mmm heaven! Or, you could just be in Punjab. After all, Punjabi food is synonymous with bliss and contentment.
A land with many rivers flowing through it, agricultural lands, and warm-hearted folk, Punjab satiates your every appetite: whether for friendly interactions, picturesque landscapes, or gourmet experiences. All the more if you check into one of Club Mahindra’s resorts across North India. Our chefs are experts at whipping up delightful Punjabi food!
Even if you cannot visit Punjab, our other resorts across India have full-fledged Punjabi menus that bring the taste of Punjab to you!
Let’s look at some of the mouth-watering dishes Punjab has given us.
Known for its rich flavours and large portions, Punjabi food is all about abundance and generosity. Let’s look at some of the more popular preparations.
A popular Punjabi breakfast staple is thick aloo parathas with achar, makhan and curd. While parathas are popular all over India, it’s likely that the original ones from Punjab will be thicker and more loaded with ghee or butter than the rest.
Punjabis like large, wholesome breakfasts. So it’s not surprising that while the rest of India prefers to eat it for lunch or dinner, chhole bhature is a popular breakfast item in the land of five rivers!
A lighter breakfast variant, the dahi vada (a yoghurt-based dish), is also popular here.
If breakfast is so filling, you can only imagine the delectable spread for lunch! Here are some of our favourites!
This combo is nearly synonymous with Punjab! Best consumed in chillier winter months, sarson da saag, a warm blend of mustard and spinach, is something everyone needs to try at least once. Paired with makki di roti (cornmeal rotis), this thick gravy is best served hot!
With fresh onion rings, mint leaves and lime on the side, tandoori chicken is one of the best things to come out of Punjab! Marinating the chicken in yoghurt and spices, and then roasting it in the tandoor, is what gives this dish its smoky flavour and tender, succulent bite.
With oodles of cream, this daal undoubtedly has the hearts of many a food lover! It’s no wonder that it’s also called maa ki daal (Mother’s daal). Served with steamed rice or roti, daal makhani is the perfect comfort food! Top it up with a big glass of lassi – perfection!
Of course, the Punjabis know how to complete a hearty meal with something sweet! Here are some of popular Punjabi sweet dishes.
The ‘carrot cake’ of India, gajjar ka halwa is a special winter treat! Made with grated carrot, mawa, milk and ghee, this halwa is spiced with cardamom for that mild flavour amidst all the sweetness!
This is typically offered in Gurudwaras as a prasad but this sweet treat can be made at home as well. This is a version of atte ka halwa (wheat flour halwa) that is sweet, mildly crumbly and ghee-laden for the sweetest end to your meals!
Is your mouth watering yet? You can sample most of these delicious Punjabi food items at any Club Mahindra resort restaurant!
Club Mahindra kitchens source only locally-grown farm food to support the livelihoods of local farms and offer guests fresh, unadulterated and healthy ingredients. So, the next time you soak in the exotic locations and picturesque landscapes of Club Mahindra’s resorts across India, be sure to try some of the above Punjabi dishes. We guarantee you a wholesome experience you will always remember.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.