With the beginning of summer, baisakhi also starts waiting. People of Sikh and Hindu communities celebrate Baisakhi with great zeal and enthusiasm. Yellow and orange colours are worn on this day and it is considered as the beginning of the Sikh New Year. This festival marks the harvesting of Rabi crops. It is also known as ‘Bohag Bihu’ in Assam, ‘Vishu’ in Kerala and ‘Poila Baisakh’ in Bengal.
When it comes to the festival of Punjab and there is no mention of a big feast, how can this happen? Punjabis are popular for their grandeur and food, so how can this festival be complete without delicious dishes?
How can’t you say a Punjabi pindi chole? It is a tradition to become pindi choles in Baisakhi. This delicious chickpea recipe is made in a very spicy way and can then be eaten with buttered tandoori roti, chapati, naan, paratha and rice. This time in Baisakhi, you include another dish in the main course and enjoy it to the fullest.
Green chickpeas are very much found in areas like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. People also eat it raw and also prepare a variety of recipes for it. Green chickpeas or green chickpeas are known for their nutritional value and are made with potatoes. Although chickpeas are found more in winter, but if you get it at this time, you can enjoy this festival by making potato chickpeas.
Punjabi people also like non-veg and on this day, non-vegetarian dishes are also made along with veg. Besani chicken can be made for the main course in Baisakhi. In this, the chicken is mixed in a gram flour solution and fried until crisp. Batter is made from a combination of gram flour, spices and yogurt,which gives the chicken a crispy texture and a nice taste. It is mainly served with mint chutney or raita.
How can it be that something is not yellow on this special day? Yellow rice, also known as saffron rice, is made in every Punjabi household on baisakhi day. It is prepared from sugar, saffron and other spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and dry fruits. You must have heard that many people make this rice in Eid and it is also called Jarda Pulao.
Curry prepared with curd and pulse dressed with spice
Who doesn’t like a delicious plate of curry rice? At the same time, the flavor of Punjabi curry is very different and adding onion pakoras increases the fun of this sharp, sour curry. This dish has special significance on the day of Baisakhi. Kadhi with saffron rice is also made in every Punjabi household. If you are away from home, then you can make some easy but easy recipe.
sugarcane juice kheer
It is also important to eat sweet food after eating. In such a situation, what is the matter if kheer is found, but let me tell you that Punjabis do not make mango kheer. This kheer is made from sugarcane juice . On the day of Baisakhi, sugarcane kheer is given great importance and this kheer is prepared as a dessert. It is made into offerings and kheer is seen as an elixir.
Now you can also try these recipes at home and celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with your family. Share with us what you make special on Baisakhi.