Murgh Makhani To Chole: 6 Yummy Amritsari Dishes You Must Try
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Think of Punjabi food and Amritsar is one of the first places that will pop into your mind. The holy city in Punjab - which is a classic blend of history, culture, and tradition - is a gastronomic heaven for foodies too. Home to some of the most delectable Punjabi dishes from the state, Amritsar boasts some of the best food spots. People come from far off places just for the taste of lip-smacking Amritsari kulchas, tandoori chicken, Amritsari macchi, and more. 

After all, Punjabi cuisine has an extensive range of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Popular for its use of flavourful spices and rich, robust, and creamy textures - this cuisine will certainly leave you craving more. And if you aren’t planning a trip to Amritsar anytime soon but craving the food way too much, you’re at the right place. Here we bring you a list of some of the most delicious Amritsari recipes that you can try at home, and are ideal to put together for a delectable feast for a party. 

1. Amritsari Murgh Makhani  

One of the most popular chicken curries out there, Amritsari murgh makhani or butter chicken has tender chicken chunks marinated and cooked in a rich, creamy, and flavourful tomato gravy. Pair it with rice or naan, and you’ll not be able to resist another serving. 

2. Amritsari Paneer Bhurji  

Paneer bhurji is a staple dish in many Indian homes. It’s known for being simple yet yummy. All you need to do is toss scrambled paneer in a mouth-watering melange of spices and herbs, and top it off with coriander leaves. A perfect vegetarian source of protein, paneer bhurji also makes for a wholesome lunch meal. 

3. Amritsari Fish  

Amritsari fish isn’t just a popular meal in India but is loved across the borders too. Fish, mostly Singhara fish, is coated in a mix of flavourful spices and deep-fried until golden brown. The crispy flavourful fried fish is served on a bed of onion rings, dusted with some garam masala or chaat masala besides lemon wedges and mint chutney. Slurping already, aren’t you? 

4. Amritsari Aloo Vadia 

Amritsari vadiya is quite a popular main course dish in the northern region, and is made differently in different households. In the regular recipe cubed potatoes are pressure cooked with sauteed urad dal vadiyan in a spicy curry made with a pool of spices and curd. It’s an interesting dish that goes well with roti or rice. 

5. Amritsari Chole 

Haven’t you seen this dish on the menu of every north Indian restaurant? Punjabi chole is a masterpiece that you can make at home too. A robust, heavy dish best paired with Amritsari kulche, you just cannot miss this one. 

6. Amritsari Kulcha 

This Indian leavened flatbread, stuffed with a spicy mixture of paneer and aloo, is sure to make you drool when paired with chole. No matter how full your stomach gets, your heart will keep craving more. Don’t forget to top it with some butter right before serving.