We have SMoky Flavoured Baingan Ka Bhartha
Roasted eggplant seasoned in ghee of your choice, preferably mustard oil, with red chillies, chopped onion and tomatoes, this dish is sure to set you on fire. Fizzip Traveller Ninad has something to say about a hotel in Punjab, “They serve excellent variety of dishes in the buffet. Breakfast, lunch, evening tea/ coffee and dinner is included. They served variety in the buffet like pizza, pasta, gujarati thali, baingan bharta, mexican dishes, hot phulkas and different types of rice.” Baingan Bharta is exceptional and a must try when in Punjab.
2. Dude! Ever had Creamy Paneer Butter Masala
Imagine panner in a medium spicy orange gravy, laden with sumptous butter and served to you with nan. Yes, butter paneer to vegetarians is what butter chicken is to non-vegetarians. Fizzip Traveller Suresh talks about a hotel in Punjab,”Food was very tasty specially butter paneer masala. Hotel staff was very helpful and courteous. Service was excellent. Travelling experience was very good specially with hotels arrangement (with their vehicle). Overall, it’s a nice staying and travelling experience”
3. This is What Heaven feels like!!! When you dip Naan into Piping hot DAL MAKHANI
Made from whole black lentils and red kidney beans, Dal makhni is of of most loved versions of dal in India. To make things better, it is overflowing with butter and cream which make it all the more irresistable. Fizzip Traveller Vishal says this about a restaurant in Ludhiyana, ” As Dal Makhni is my favorite and there dal makhni is perfect. So recommended to once you try there dal makhni”.
4. We convert the humble Besan into an Exotic gravy called Gatte ki Subji
Gatte ki sabzi is essentially gram flour made into dumplings which are traditionally flavoured with dry spices, steamed and eventually dunked into a yoghurt based curry. It is a traditional Rajasthani dish much loved in other parts of the country too. To have the best gatte ki sabzi, just plan a trip to Rajasthan and it’s feasting season.
5. Ever had Lotus Seeds? Try the Delicious Lotus Kaju Makhana Curry
This exotic curry is one which is not very popular among restaurants and remains missing from most menus despite the irresistible flavour. It is prepared by frying lotus seeds and then mixing them in a rich creamy gravy already laden with cashews. Try this one to know about the variety of vegetarian gravies.
6. Chuck your Gravies!! Try out flavourful Vegetable Kofta
Vegetable koftas are balls made of a mixture of vegetables, which are then fried and dipped in a gravy traditionally medium spicy. A staggering variety of varients are possible in kofta with malai and Kashmiri being the most prominent ones.
7. Nothing can beat Navratna Korma
Navratan means nine gems. So this is a curry made from choosing 9 veggies or nuts of your choice and then putting them in a gravy. The dish traces its origin to the Mughlai cuisine.
8. Warm and Fuzzy- Sarsoon Ka Saag
Made using spinach leaves and served traditionally with makki ki roti, this is one of the signature dishes of Punjab. Fizzip Traveller Nikhil Nitr shares, “The Punjabi food is extremely delicious whether it be the sarso ka saag or makki di roti or kaju curry and tandoori roti. All are yummy.”
9. We have the Tangy and Unique ULLI THEEYAL
Fizzip Traveller Varun from Chandigarh shares, “Yummy food and a special thanks to the chef who made ulli theeyal for us, during our buffet dinner, since there was no good combination for Kerala parota for vegetarians.”
10. Undhiyo Poori from Gujarat
This Gujarati vegetable curry is wholesome and very healthy. Made with a mélange of winter veggies like brinjals, surti papdi, potatoes, coconut, bananas and methi, this dish is traditionally served in earthen pots. Fizzip Traveller Pravin Ghule shares, “Food may not be liked by people staying outside Gujarat. But should taste Dhokla, Khaman, Khichu, undhiyu, locho, Phafda, Tepla.” Fizzip Traveller Rashesh says, “Ahmedabad is a pretty cool city with great food and people. From undhiya to dal dhokli and patra to basundi, Gujaratis have something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Have ragda pattice and papdi chaat at Manek Chowk in the evenings.”