The thali is loaded with all kinds of Punjabi curries that will tug at your heartstrings.
The cliché Punjabi image that most Indians at home and abroad, have in their heads is based on their depiction in Bollywood movies. They are shown to be loud and carefree with a generous heart. They are also portrayed as big-time foodies. Well, this is the part that we completely agree with. The Punjabi cuisine has no dearth of flavours and tastes. Not only does it offer you a wide range of chunky and meaty dishes, there are plenty of vegetarian delights to gorge on too. Now when you’re hungry and craving for a plate of rajma chawal, does it happen that the thoughts of kadhi and paneer also follow?
You end up in a dilemma as to what should you pick out these and you might just not eat any of them at all. What if we tell you that you can have all of them at once? Yes, you read that right. This Delhi eatery is offering you a six in one thali with full Punjabi flavours. Don’t believe us? Take a look.
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In the video posted by @snappysage, the thali is first filled with loads of rice from a huge pot. This plate is then taken to the curry section where the vendor pours in one dish after another. He pours the rajma on one side, kadhi pakora adjacent to it and surrounds the entire plate with chaap, chole and mix vegetable. In the centre, he places a big chunk of paneer dipped in tomato-onion gravy. The paneer is broken in the centre and a piece of chopped radish is placed on the bite.
The caption of the video reads, “6 in 1 Punjabi Thali” and also mentions that the thali is being sold at New Punjabi Khaana in Nehru Place area of New Delhi. This lip-smacking video has garnered 174k views and over 600k likes since it was posted. Tempted much? We have a range of these curries that you can easily make at home now.
The kidney beans are dunked in thick and juicy gravy of onions and tomatoes along with loads of spices. The ginger-garlic paste gives it a pungent taste whereas the garam masala gives it the required kick. It is usually served with steamed rice.
2. Kadhi Pakora
The yoghurt-based curry is dunked with crispy, fried onion pakoras which are eaten with plain rice. The yellow-coloured curry gets its tanginess and freshness from the use of yoghurt and the consistency of the curry is very soupy.
3. Shahi Paneer
The vibrant and colourful bowl of shahi paneer is sure to win your heart. Cubes of cottage cheese are cooked in a tomato and onion gravy and garnished with dry coriander leaves.