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Punjabi culture is one of the oldest and liveliest forms of Indian culture. The Indian state of Punjab has a unique cultural landscape characterized by traditional and utilitarian aspects. For unforgettable experiences, it is necessary for a person to immerse himself in the atmosphere of this landscape without fear and vigor. The locals are characterized by their demeanor, their strong ego and eccentric behavior. It will surprise you mainly with a great appetite to eat , strong and warm arms with a sense of great fun.
Immediately after my arrival, the locals invited me to their homes. Grandmothers, aunts were not torn as they pulled me by the cheeks and invited me to the family celebrations, which are held here blessedly. In Amritsar , it is translated: First merriment and then work! Proof of this are the local restaurants in the style of canteens, called dhabas. They are full of local families, including children. Everyone has fun, for example, until midnight during the whole week, regardless of working days. In the morning until about 11 o'clock you will not find any open shop. And if you are lucky enough to find an open shop, the salesman will not be thrilled with you. Too much stress like this early in the morning!
What is Langar? Largest Community Kitchen
"So no one in the Punjab will ever starve to death," one gentleman explained. And as he said it, so it was. Punjab is home to Sikhism and the world's fifth largest religion. The main principle of Gurdwara, the Shikha temple, is Langar. It means a free dining room, open to all regardless of faith, nationality, race, gender or caste. It is subsidized from voluntary contributions in the form of food and money.
Gurdwara of all Gurdwara is the Golden Temple or Golden Temple. Langar is the largest dining room in the world, which is visited by 100-150 thousand people a day and everyone gets to eat completely free of charge. Langar is one of the greatest spells of the Punjab, and all the staff of the Golden Temple are exclusively volunteers and have a duty to take care of everyone at all times. How many times do you see visitors with sacks of sugar, vegetables, or potatoes.
Hindus, rich, poor, old, young sit together, share a common space but also a common meal, which is prepared and served by local volunteers. For visitors, there is also the possibility of accommodation in nearby hostels and also completely free. You can just come here for a cup of tea.
If you like to travel and taste local cuisine like I do, then Punjab is a must.
Amritsar is the center of the Punjab, but also food. The tradition of Indians from the far south is the so-called Family Culinary Weekend in Amritsar. It is held once a year and exclusively in the non-commercial and smaller town of Amritsar. You don't have to go far for local goodies, in one place there is something to eat, drink, but also to experience. The weekend is characterized by countless street and traditional food. However, get ready for the constantly forming queues at the stalls, which will also confirm you in the very good quality of the food on offer.
The most important event of the day is breakfast and dinner. Local cuisine is incomplete without butter, oil and tea.
Amritsari kulcha- the most typical Amritsári breakfast is Nutri Kulcha- soy with toasted Punjabi bread and Tandoori Chicken prepared in a traditional Tandoor oven.
The most famous Punjabi dish is Chole Bhature, a combination of chickpeas and fried bhature, along with Butter Chicken-butter.
A typical food you must taste is Phirni. It's similar to our silver edible paper pudding, Soya chaap- soy cubes in sauce.
It's just a short list of authentic local dishes that are part of a typical menu, whether we're talking about a politician or a farmer!
You can almost always get local specialties, street and small delicacies stylishly wrapped in newsprint. One of the most famous is Samosa, fried triangular shape patties filled with patties, onion and spices.
The second known delicacy is fried vegetables Pakoda. Indian pancakes stuffed with potatoes or vegetables and fried in butter, so-called Parathe, are also very tasty. Punjabi cuisine is very sweet and is dominated by fried foods. The locals do not deny the love of food and their figures are rounded and have large navels.
Punjabis love Their Tandoor
North Indian food has one thing in common and that is Tandoor. Why Tandoor? Tandoor is the oldest type of oven that gives food a very specific taste. Furnaces are in the form of clay pots of various sizes. Wood, coal and / or biomass serve as fuel for heating in them. If you find Tandoori chicken in the menu ....Just Go For It!!! - it is a dish baked or cooked in Tandoor. The preparation of various dishes in Tandoor is determined by the local recipe. Naan,Kulcha-bread pancakes are always baked on the inner walls of the Tandoor. The meat is also specially prepared, which is marinated in several mixtures of spices. Roasting meat in Tandoor with the right combination of spices will give it a unique taste and a mix of colours from yellow, red and green.
Indo- Chinese Food
China is not like China! Punjabi cuisine is a combination of the tastes of Tibet and China, because Punjab is located in the northern part of India. However, the Indians created their own form of Chinese noodles or even Dim Sum. Tibetan momo dumplings are a popular dish. The balls or sachets are formed, filled with vegetables or minced meat with Indian meat. Nutella as a filling is a current hit. Somewhere it is replaced by chocolate, although it sounds strange, just taste and you will understand! You can't miss Momos stalls during your visit to northern India. They really stand on every corner and I don't know anyone who wouldn't taste them. Momos are steamed, but also fried in oil. They are traditionally served with hot sauce and mayonnaise.
Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Food....
Frequently asked question by every traveler. Food in India is not just about food, but above all about the lifestyle of the local people. Where to eat? Simple answer: on the street! In India, you will soon find that life and everything around it takes place on the street. The streets are busy 24 hours a day, and one of the reasons is that hundreds of people address the streets. The more the local people are more sociable.
But remember one basic rule: the more people at the stand or. in a restaurant, the safer the food is. The sooner you adopt the eating habits of the locals, the sooner your intestinal microflora will change and the sooner your body will recover. Keep in mind, only the locals themselves know best how to live in their environment! Be sure to avoid beautiful restaurants without guests. Even at home, you can't order food in an empty restaurant.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
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