Traditional Baisakhi Dishes To Feast On

Baisakhi is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It is a famous festival originated in the state of Punjab which is celebrated with huge fanfare and excitement. This festival embarks the beginning of the Rabi crop harvesting. It is celebrated by preparing a wide range of Punjabi cuisine at home. We at Nature’s Basket have brought you some of the delicious Punjabi delicacies which you can prepare at the comfort of your home and enjoy with your family.

  1. Chhole Bhature



  1. In a pan add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole peppercorns, green and black cardamom
  2. After it gets brown add chopped onions and saute it. Now add in the chopped ginger and garlic
  3. Followed by turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida and salt. Fry the ingredients together well
  4. For deglazing the pan add a little water
  5. Now add the chole (soaked overnight and pressure cooked) to the masala
  6. After stirring well add tomatoes, little sugar and salt to the chole
  7. Now add asafoetida, chopped green chillies and water for the base
  8. To get the colour in the chole, add a teabag to the masala. This gives it a nice dark colour
  9. Simmer the chole gently for an hour and cover it
  10. Add lime juice and a dollop of butter to it
  11. Garnish the chole with coriander and butter and serve them hot with bhaturas.

Prepare the bhaturas:

  1. Knead the whole wheat flour, maida and salt together with an adequate amount of water.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast on top. Leave it for 2-3 hours for the yeast to work
  3. Divide it into equal portions and roll out in an oval or round shape
  4. Deep fry till golden browns, like a puri.

2. Tandoori Chicken

Juicy, tender chicken wrapped in the exotic Indian spices makes an amazing entree for any occasion. Prepare our version of chicken tandoori at your home this Baisakhi.



  1. In a bowl add ginger and garlic paste, red chilli paste, chaat masala, tandoori masala, oil, curd, salt and lemon juice. Mix it well
  2. Rub the marinade on the chicken pieces, over the skin and underneath it
  3. Make small gashes in the chicken pieces for the marinade to coat it nicely
  4. Marinate the chicken pieces for 30 minutes
  5. Chargrill the chicken pieces on a griller or tandoor. Baste with oil at regular intervals
  6. Serve with lemon wedges, onion rings or some pudina chutney
  7. If you are making it in an oven, the temperature needs to be around 250-300 degrees Celsius

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