In the Punjab region of India and Pakistan the people are passionate about their cuisine. They are proud of their heritage, are true connoisseurs, and have a great desire to preserve traditional cooking methods, the tandoori style being the most famous and well-known not just in the Punjab but across the world.
Part of the staple diet in Punjab consists of rice, wheat, and dairy products, as the area is a major producer of such foods. The cuisine is noted for its’ rich, buttery flavours and these are included in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. As Punjabi caterers, and in order to enhance the flavours of Punjabi foods, we include a lot of onions, garlic, ginger, and coriander, along with the more traditional masalas and spices which are used extensively.
A traditional Punjabi meal consists of a variety of breads ranging from tandoori roti, lachha paratha, naan bread, kulcha, chapatti and rumali roti as well. Other favourites include bhatoora, parantha, and puri.
Punjabi food also uses vegetables such as lentils and one of the best-known lentil recipes is dal makhani. This has lots of white butter / makhan in it which is incredibly creamy. Another dal recipe is a tadka which is usually made from fried onions, zeera, mustard seeds, hari mirchain, garlic and more.
You might also choose something such as salmon tikka with finest Scottish salmon with a marinade of dill, ginger, and fennel, grilled in the tandoor. Or what about a keema samosa? If you are happy to go with more expensive fish dishes, we might suggest lobster panchphoran which is simmered with five spices, peppers, and prawns. Drinks to go with it could include salted lassi, mint chaas, sweet and sour tamarind, or perhaps you would prefer a good old Beaujolais or Chardonnay.
Obviously, we could go on for quite a long time here, but you get the idea. As Punjabi caterers we can provide you with any recipes that you wish for your wedding or for any other event that you are running.
At Elite Event Caterers we are happy to provide as much or as little as you wish.