When one thinks of Punjabi cuisine, the classic combination of sarso ka saag and makki ki roti always comes to mind. To prepare this much-loved dish, mustard greens are finely chopped and cooked to perfection, given a flavourful tadka, and served with maize flour rotis. It turns out that this household staple is also a favourite of director Farah Khan Kunder. She recently shared a video from what appeared to be a film set. In the video, various women are seen cooking sarso ka saag and makki ki roti in a traditional Punjabi setting, with their heads covered in phulkari dupattas. Captioning the video, she wrote, “Missing Amritsar! #makkidiroti #sarsokasaag.” She also tagged casting director Mukesh Chhabra and said, “We need to go back.” Take a look:
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During her trip to Amritsar trip, Farah Khan indulged in a variety of Punjabi delicacies, not limited to sarso ka saag and makki ki roti. Earlier, she shared a video enjoying chole bhature and also posted pictures from Amritsar’s iconic food stop, Giani Lassi, where she savoured the quintessential Punjabi drink. If you, too, are missing Punjabi food like Farah Khan, here are some recipes you can try in your kitchen:
1. Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti
A beloved winter specialty, sarson ka saag is a hearty Punjabi dish featuring mustard greens slow-cooked to perfection. Paired with makki ki roti, the maize flatbread adds a rustic touch to the meal, creating a delightful combination that is both comforting and authentic. Click here for the recipe.
2. Chole Bhature
A classic street food favourite, chole bhature brings together spicy chickpea curry and deep-fried bread. The crispy bhature perfectly complement the robust flavours of the spiced chickpeas, making it a satisfying and indulgent treat. Recipe here.
3. Machchli Amritsari
From the food heaven of Amritsar, machchli Amritsari is a culinary delight that features fish fillets marinated in a flavourful blend of spices. Deep-fried to a golden crisp, these fish bites serve as a delectable appetiser, capturing the essence of Amritsari cuisine. Want the recipe? Click here.
4. Punjabi Kadhi Pakodi
A classic Punjabi comfort dish, Punjabi kadhi pakodi combines a tangy yogurt-based curry with fried gram flour fritters. The result is a savory and aromatic dish, perfect when paired with steaming hot rice or chapatis, providing a burst of flavour in every bite.Detailed recipe here.
5. Masala Channa
Cooked in a spiced tomato-based gravy, the chickpeas absorb the rich flavours, creating a wholesome and satisfying dish that pairs well with rice or any Indian bread. The aromatic spices elevate the humble chickpeas into a culinary delight.. Click here and get the recipe.
Which of these dishes will you try first? Please let us know in the comments section below.