20 Best Spicy Foods of Punjab

20 Best Spicy Foods of Punjab

1 Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is the heart of Punjab, and is the crowning jewel of Punjab. It’s invented by a Punjabi family and no celebration can be complete without this delicious food. This lovely food is creamy, lightly spiced, and paired up with either naan or rumali roti.


2 Amritsari Chole

Amritsari Chole or Peshawari Chole, both of them are equally delicious. The spices used gives a mouth-watering taste.  It can be eaten with either a paratha or naan. The difference between Amritsari Chole and Peshawari is that Amritsari is prepared with a bit of gravy and Peshawari is made dry.


3 Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature is a standard punjabi fast food.  Both Chole Bhature accompany each other like a dream. The soft slightly fermented bhature should be on your mind when visiting Punjab.


4 Amritsari Fish

Amritsari Fish is one of the favorite among the non – vegetarians of India. Fried Fish can be eaten with naan or alone.  Butter fried is juicy, tender, tasty, and spicy.


5 Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi

This food of Punjab is light and flavorful. It’s spicy and tangy along with besan pakoras. Pakoras are generally prepared of besan and onions. An alternative to this is by putting peas and sliced onion in kadhi.


6 Paneer Tikka

This delicious food has a special place in the family of Punjab. It is grilled and spiced; this soft cheese cottage delicacy is the first dish that comes to mind while in Punjab. Frankly speaking, any menu would be incomplete without it.


7 Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal is a favorite across North- India. This Punjabi dish is served with pickles, and onions. To give a twist, you can add a little bit of crushed papad.


8 Gobhi – Shalgam – Gajar Achar

Tangy pickles are the best way to finish your palate. With some buttery food of Punjab, tangy pickles give the best taste. Cauliflower-Turnip-Carrot pickles are the most famous one.  It’s sweet, tangy, and spicy.


9 Masala Channa

Masala Channa is prepared with chickpeas and combination of masalas; they are to be cooked till it is soft & smooth. This mouthwatering food smells & taste awesome.


10 Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer is cooked with some butter, spices, tomatoes, and cream.  It’s a dish made with lots of love.  This dish is similar to that of butter chicken. It’s best eaten with fried rice or parantha.


11 Dal Makhani

This mouth-watering dish is creamy; not too thick not too thin. The texture is soft with just the right ingredients. This lovely and one of the tastiest dish is made from lentils.


12. Punjabi Mutton Masala

Punjabi food is known for its rich and spicy gravies. This Punjab Mutton Masala is the best example of blending Mughal / Persian cooking.  It is best eaten in winter.


13 Amritsari Kulche

A special punjabi treat; they are stuffed with aloo and served best with green chili, achar, and curd. Amritsari Kulcha contains less maida, and is different from regular kulcha. It can be enjoyed as snack or breakfast.


14 Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka is a delicious dish of Punjab.  It is prepared using small pieces of boneless chicken. The chicken pieces are beautifully marinated with spices, curd, and inserted into a skewer.  This starter is served with onion, lime, salad, and tangy chutney.


15 Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is an authentic lamb dish of Punjab. Delicate pieces of lamb are cooked at a very high temperature in oil and can be served both as a starter and main course.


16 Kebab     

Kebab is a traditional dish made with both chicken and mutton.  This dish has a variety of recipes, but the main process remains the same.  It is the special dish of Punjabi non-vegetarian thali.


17 Kunna Ghosht

Kunna Ghosht is an excellent dish; it is a lamb dish prepared in an earthen clay pot.  This is a native way of preparing this dish which gives a mouth-watering taste.


18 Tandoori Chicken

This delicious spicy dish is for all the non-vegetarians who would like to eat something tasty, delicious, red & spicy. This is best eaten using your hands.


19. Paya

Paya is a soup made with the feet of lamb or goat with some herbs and spices. This dish is garnished using sliced ginger, lemon, and fresh coriander leaves. Food lovers are sure to love the aromatic dishes served with some ghee and butter.


20 Keema

Minced meat or lamb is used to prepare this tasty, spicy dish.  Keema is made with vegetables.  This dish is best served with roti and steamed rice.