Top 83 Punjabi Recipes

// Explore our collection of Punjabi recipes! From Chole Bhature to Paneer Tikka, savor authentic flavors perfect for any meal.


Punjabi Recipes are popular all around the world because they’re full of delicious flavors and uses of spices. The diversity and richness of the food from this part of Indian cuisine is really impressive.

Collage of four Punjabi dishes including dal makhani with naan, almond cookies, grilled paneer skewers, and chole bhature, each beautifully presented to showcase the vibrant and diverse cuisine of Punjab.

From popular street foods like Samosas, Chole Bhature, and Chicken Tikka to comforting home dishes like Rajma Masala and Paneer Bhurji, each recipe gives you a little taste of Punjab’s beautiful culture. They use lots of aromatic spices, creams, and butter/ghee, which makes every dish super flavorful and satisfying.

This bunch of recipes also includes a variety of breads like Garlic Naan, Aloo Kulcha, and Paneer Naan, and Laccha Paratha that go really well with heartier dishes like Paneer Butter Masala or Amritsari Chole. There are lots of vegetarian options like Kadhi Pakora and exciting meat dishes such as Butter Chicken.

In this post, you will get a collection of 84 traditional Punjabi recipes that are sure to be a hit. This whole collection is like a celebration of Punjab’s food tradition, perfect for anyone who loves trying out new flavors or wants to impress at a dinner party.

Whether you are cooking for yourself or for friends and family, this list comes in handy.

Are you ready to dive into Punjabi cooking and try these recipes?

Check out these delicious Punjabi dishes

1.) Palak Paratha Recipe (Spinach Paratha)

Quick & easy Palak Paratha recipe: A nutritious spinach flatbread with spices, perfect for any meal. Ready in 30 mins.

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2.) Aate Ki Pinni

Aate ki Pinni or Aata Ladoos is a traditional Punjabi winter delicacy made with wheat flour, ghee, sugar, and lots of dry fruits.

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3.) Achaari Dahi Bhindi with Duppad Roti - Pad Wali Roti

Duppad is a layered Indian Flatbread which gets separated into two layers after cooking. Achaari Dahi Bhindi, a veg stir-fry is a bonus with this recipe.

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4.) Aloo Paratha - Tandoori Aloo Ka Paratha (2 Ways)

Aloo paratha is a popular Indian breakfast flatbread stuffed with spicy potatoes. Learn to make Aloo Paratha and Tandoori Aloo Paratha with a video tutorial.

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5.) Aloo Puri Recipe - Poori Sabji

Aloo Poori or Puri Sabji is a North Indian breakfast-lunch recipe. Sabji is a spicy potato dish served with deep fried Indian bread poori.

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6.) Aloo Tikki Chaat

Aloo Tikki Chaat is a delicious and very famous Indian street food where crispy potato patty (Aloo Tikki) is topped with chutneys, yogurt, and crispy sev.

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7.) Amritsari Aloo Kulcha - Potato Stuffed Flatbread

Aloo Kulcha is a popular Punjabi leavened flatbread stuffed with spicy and tangy mashed potato filling. It is served as a snack, breakfast, or a side dish.

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8.) Amritsari Chole - Authentic Punjabi Chole Masala Recipe

Amritsari Chole is an authentic Punjabi style chickpea curry that would surely bring a flavor of Amritsar streets right into your home. Perfect with bhature.

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9.) Atta Ladoo

Atta Ladoo is a traditional and delicious North Indian sweet made during winter. Made with wheat flour, dry fruits, sweetener, and ghee.

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10.) Badam Ladoo

Badam Ladoo or almonds Ladoo are rich, flavorful & delicious Indian sweet balls prepared with almonds, sweetener, ghee, & nuts.

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11.) Baingan Bharta Recipe – Roasted Eggplant Mash

Baingan Bharta is a fire roasted eggplant mash cooked with spices. It is the best restaurant style baingan bharta recipe. It tastes best with any flatbread.

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12.) Besan Halwa

Besan Halwa or Besan Ka Halwa is a popular and delicious Indian dessert served during festive occasions and celebrations.

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13.) Besan Ladoo Recipe - Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls

Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular Indian desserts. These ladoos are so fragrant, delicious and have a melt-in-mouth texture. A must during festivals.

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14.) Bharwa Bhindi - Stuffed Okra

Learn to make Bharwa Bhindi Recipe | Stuffed Okra Masala Recipe with a simple and easy video tutorial. Bharwa Bhindi is a very crowd-pleasing side dish.

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15.) Bharwa Shimla Mirch - Potato Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bharwa Shimla Mirch Recipe | Stuffed Bell Peppers | Stuffed Capsicum Recipe is a flavourful Indian style side dish cooked using a spicy potatoes filling.

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16.) Butter Chicken

Easy, creamy Butter Chicken recipe perfect for dinners. Rich flavors for a meal everyone loves! Quick to make and delicious.

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17.) Cabbage Peas Stuffed Paratha - Patta Gobi Ka Paratha

Cabbage Peas Stuffed Paratha | Patta Gobi Matar Ka Paratha/flatbread is stuffed with cabbage (patta gobi) and peas (matar). This makes a great breakfast.

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18.) Carrot Halwa - How to Make Gajar Halwa

How to Make Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa. This is a chewy halwa which is bursting with awesome cardamom-y flavor and nutty texture.

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19.) Chana Dal - Split Chickpea Soup (Instant Pot + Cooker)

This easy, quick, comforting, and delicious Chana Dal is cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, tomato. Cook this healthy and satisfying dal for any meal.

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20.) Cheese Garlic Masala Mathri (Fried, Air Fryer, Baked Recipe)

Cheese Garlic Masala Mathri is an elegantly tweaked variant of famous Indian Dry Snack Masala Nimki which can be defined as spicy deep fried crackers.

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21.) Chicken Tikka

Master Chicken Tikka with this recipe! Marinate and grill for a smoky, flavorful Indian appetizer. Perfect for any occasion!

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22.) Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat

Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat or Tikki Chole is a spicy, delicious, and a popular Indian Street food. Perfect as an evening snack or a weekday lunch.

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23.) Chole Bhature - Chana Bhatura

Chole Bhature is one of the tempting and flavorful dishes from Punjabi Cuisine. The union of Chickpea Curry and Fried Flatbreads is known as Chole Bhature.

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24.) Crispy Aloo Palak Pakora Recipe - Spinach Potato Fritters

Aloo Palak Pakora - Spinach Potato Fritters fritters make a great appetizer, snack, brunch or even breakfast. Serve these crispy snacks with hot tea/coffee.

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25.) Dahi Vada Recipe (Dahi Bhalla)

Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla is a popular North Indian dish made of deep fried lentil balls, dunked in yogurt, mint chutney and sweet chutney.

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26.) Dhaba Style Malai Kofta Recipe

Dhaba Style Malai Kofta is a rich and gluten free curry made using potatoes, and cottage cheese kebabs. These kebabs are dunked into onion tomaoto sacue.

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27.) Easy Egg Curry - Dhaba Style Anda Curry

Indian Egg Curry aka Anda Curry is the most alluring way of presenting eggs. Boiled eggs are simmered in onion tomato-based deliciously spiced sauce.

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28.) Egg Bhurji

Egg Bhurji or Anda Bhurji is a spicy, delectable, and flavourful Indian version of scrambled eggs where eggs are scrambled with onion, tomato, and spices.

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29.) Fruit Rabri

Fruit Rabri (also known as Fruit Rabdi) is a typical North Indian sweet dish that is rich, creamy, fruity, and appetizingly sweet.

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30.) Gulkand Lassi Recipe - How To Make Rose Lassi

Gulkand Lassi or Rose Lassi is a revitalizing yogurt-based smoothie. This rich lassi is made with rose syrup, gulkand, milk, and yogurt.

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31.) Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Hariyali Paneer Tikka is a delectable appetizer that combines the paneer with a  green marinade made from fresh herbs like mint and coriander.

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32.) How to Make Masala Chaas - Spiced Buttermilk

This revitalizing summer drink Masala Chaas or Spiced Buttermilk is made with chilled yogurt and fresh herbs such as cilantro or mint.

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33.) How to Make Paneer (Step-by-Step-Video)

This paneer recipe includes a simple video tutorial on How to Make Paneer at Home. With this easy recipe make your best Homemade Paneer each time.

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34.) Instant Gajar Halwa

Delight in the flavors of Instant Gajar Halwa or Carrot Halwa, a quick and creamy carrot dessert. Perfect for winter or festive occasions.

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35.) Instant Pot Matar Paneer - Pressure Cooker Peas and Paneer

Learn to cook this classic, super easy and flavorful Instant Pot Matar Paneer Recipe cooked in a spicy, rich, and creamy gravy.

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36.) Jeera Aloo

Jeera Aloo is one of the most popular North Indian side dishes made with potatoes, cumin seeds, and spices. Gets done in 30 minutes.

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37.) Jeera Rice - Indian Cumin Rice (Pan, Cooker, Instant Pot)

Perfect jeera rice should be fluffy and non-sticky. This simple, quick and fail-proof recipe makes non-sticky jeera rice every time.

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38.) Kadai Mushroom (Restaurant Style)

This delicious and flavourful Shahi Kadai Mushroom curry is cooked in onion tomtaot gravy. It is best served with with naan or rice.

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39.) Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer is a popular Indian curry where paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and bell peppers are cooked in tomato gravy with kadai masala. Serve with naan.

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40.) Kadhi Pakora

Learn to Make Punjabi Kadhi Pakora: fried fritters in yogurt sauce with step-by-step photos, tips, and video for perfect results.

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41.) Laccha Onion - Lachha Pyaaz

Laccha Onion (also known as Lachha Pyaaz) is crunchy, spicy and delicious Indian style onion salad made with onions, spices, and lemon juice.

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42.) Lachha Paratha Recipe - How to Make Multi-Layered Paratha

Lachha paratha is a popular North Indian flat-bread. This recipe makes the best laccha paratha which is crispy, flakey yet soft in texture.

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43.) Lasooni Palak

Experience the vibrant taste of Lasuni Palak (Spinach Garlic Curry), a classic Indian dish made with spinach, garlic, and aromatic spices.

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44.) Maa ki Dal | Kali Dal | Black Gram Dal

Enjoy the flavors of Punjab with this Maa Ki Dal recipe—creamy, comforting, and perfect with roti or rice. Simple and delicious!

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45.) Makki Ki Roti

Makki ki roti is a popular and delicious Punjabi flatbread made using maize flour or yellow cornmeal. This is a gluten-free flatbread.

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46.) Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a creamy, delicious, and refreshing yogurt-based fruit drink that is easy to make at home. Perfect after-meal dessert. 

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47.) Mango Raita

This simple, refreshing, creamy, and delicious mango raita makes a perfect cooling side dish for any Indian dish. Goes well with Indian food.

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48.) Masala Mathri - Spicy Indian Crackers (Fried and Baked)

Masala Mathri are popular North Indian style crispy and spicy fried crackers. They are often made during festivals such as Diwali and Holi.

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49.) Masoor Dal - Red Lentils (Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Pan)

This vegan, creamy, delicious and easy masoor dal (red lentils) is cooked in Instant Pot and stovetop. Best served with rice and roti. Ready under 35 minutes.

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50.) Matar Paneer - Peas and Cottage Cheese Curry

Restaurant Style Matar Paneer is a famous creamy and comfy Punjabi curry recipe hailing from the Northern part of India. Goes well with any bread or rice.

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51.) Matar Pulao (Pan, Pressure Cooker, and Instant Pot Recipe)

Matar pulao or peas pulao is a vegan and gluten free one-pot dish cooked with basmati rice, green peas, onions, and spices. Best served with curry or dal.

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52.) Mix Veg Recipe

Mix Veg or Mixed Vegetable recipe is an Indian side dish made using lots of assorted fresh vegetables, and spices. Goes well with roti, naan.

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53.) Mooli Paratha With Strawberry Grapes Chutney (Video)

Mooli parathas are Indian flatbreads stuffed with radish. They make a quick breakfast meal. Taste awesome with this tropical Strawberry Grapes Chutney.

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54.) Palak Chole

Palak Chole or Chana Palak is a very delicious and nutritious Indian curry prepared with spinach (palak), chickpeas (chana), and some spices.

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55.) Palak Paneer - Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy

Palak Paneer is one of the most popular Indian curries cooked with spinach and paneer (Indian cottage cheese). Make best palak paneer with this video recipe.

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56.) Palak Patta Chaat Recipe - Spinach Leaf Fritters

Palak Patta Chaat is a stunning and delightful appetizer/starter from North India, made with besan coated spinach leaves fritters, yogurt and chutneys.

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57.) Palak Puri - Spinach Puri (Step-by-step video)

Palak Ki Puri Recipe Video | How To Make Palak Poori | Spinach Puri is a deep fried puffed up Indian bread made with whole wheat flour and spinach puree.

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58.) Paneer Bhurji Dry - Scrambled Paneer (Video Recipe)

Paneer Burji or scrambled Indian cottage cheese is a healthy and quick paneer dish cooked with onion, tomatoes and spices. Goes great with roti, paratha.

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59.) Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Make the ultimate Paneer Butter Masala recipe: creamy, rich, and bursting with flavor. Perfect with naan or rice. Easy to make at home.

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60.) Paneer Khurchan

Paneer khurchan is a very delicious and easy North Indian curry recipe prepared with paneer (Indian cottage cheese). Ready in 30 minutes.

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61.) Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Try this easy Paneer Lababdar, a creamy North Indian curry with rich spices and paneer, perfect with naan.

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62.) Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora is a quick and delicious deep-fried Indian snack made using paneer (Indian cottage cheese), gram flour, and some spices.

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63.) Paneer Paratha

Paneer Paratha is a popular Indian flatbread stuffed with a delightful mixture of paneer (Indian cottage cheese), onions, and spices.

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64.) Paneer Pasanda

Paneer Pasanda is a popular and delicious Indian curry dish made with paneer and a rich, creamy sauce that is infused with spices.

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65.) Paneer Pulao

Paneer pulao is a fragrant, healthy, delicious, and mildly spiced paneer rice prepared with paneer, basmati rice, herbs, and spices.

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66.) Paneer Stuffed Naan Recipe

Indian Paneer Stuffed Naan — this crispy Indian Naan is stuffed with a classic and delectable mixture of Indian paneer, onions and some spices.

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67.) Paneer Tikka

Learn how to make succulent paneer tikka at home! A healthy, gluten-free dish with crispy edges, soft inside. Perfect for BBQs.

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68.) Peach Lassi

This rich, creamy, sweet, and indulging peach lassi is loaded with fresh succulent peach and refreshing minty flavors. You can drink it anytime.

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69.) Punjabi Achaari Gobi - Achari Aloo Gobhi

The Achari Aloo Gobi is a quick and easy dish made with cauliflower, potaoes and spices that are used in a pickle. This gluten-free dish goes well with roti.

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70.) Quick And Easy Bhatura - Instant Bhature With Soda Water

Making traditional puffed bhatura is a tedious task since it requires fermentation. Here is a quick recipe with a video tutorial to cook instant bhatura.

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71.) Rajma Masala - Kidney Beans Curry

Delicious Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe: Easy, vegan & gluten-free kidney bean curry. Perfect with rice or chapati. Authentic flavors at home!

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72.) Rajma Tofu Paratha Pocket Bites With Boondi Raita

These spicy and delicious Rajma Tofu Paratha pockets are a wholesome meal which would taste even better when served with boondi raita. A healthy breakfast.

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73.) Restaurant Style Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal tadka or Tadka Dal is one of the most basic yet one of the most popular dal recipes served in any Indian Restaurant. Best served with steamed rice.

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74.) Restaurant Style Garlic Naan - 3 Ways

This is the only recipe you'll need to make Restaurant Style soft Garlic Naan at home. Learn 3 Ways of making soft and delicious garlic naan, with video.

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75.) Restaurant Style Paneer Do Pyaza Recipe

Learn How To Make Restaurant Style Paneer Do Pyaza recipe with a quick step-by-step video tutorial. Onions and paneer are dunked in a creamy rich sauce.

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76.) Restaurant Style Punjabi Dal Makhani Recipe

Restaurant Style Dal Makhani is famous for its aromatic flavors. This buttery and creamy dal is one of the most popular Indian dals served in restaurants.

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77.) Samosa Chaat

Samosa Chaat is a tangy, hearty, and spicy north Indian street food! This popular Indian snack is made with samosa, chole, and chutneys.

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78.) Samosa Recipe

The crispy and flaky Aloo Samosa makes for an ideal appetizer or snack. Packed with a spicy potato filling, it  is also suitable for vegans.

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79.) Samosa Roll

Samosa Roll is a delightful fusion of the classic Indian samosa and a convenient roll. This makes a perfect Indian Snack for any time.

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80.) Shakkarpara + Shankarpali (Fried, Air Fryer, and Baked Recipe)

These crispy, sweet, crunchy, and deliciously flaky deep-fried pastries 'Shakkarpara' and 'Shankarpali' make a wonderful sweet snack along with some hot milk.

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81.) Strawberry Lassi Recipe - Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Lassi or Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie is a refreshing, cooling, and delightful beverage made from fresh strawberries, yogurt, milk, sugar.

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82.) Tawa Paneer

Discover the delectable world of Tawa Paneer, a rich and flavorful Indian dish featuring paneer (cottage cheese) infused with aromatic spices.

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83.) Toor Dal Recipe

Quick & tasty North Indian Toor Dal recipe. Learn to make this hearty split pigeon pea dish with simple steps & spices. Perfect with rice!

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