22 May World Famous Punjabi Food – Makki Ki Roti + Saag + Namkeen Lassi + Gudpaare + Gud Chai + Matthi
#asmallorange M ax – Terrible Hosting Service – Godawful Company and service. Feels like the review I just read is disconnected from reality or has been paid for by A small Orange. I have had many different hosting accounts with several different companies. This company is in a league of it’s own when it comes to terrible service. If you take the time to search for reviews for this company you will see some consistent themes. Terrible downtime. My site was down for over a week before I moved my service to another provider. At no point did they contact me or provide an apology. You read correctly a week, not minutes or hours. This cost me thousands of dollars, wish I had paid more and dealt with a real company. Customer service does not exist. Its either bots or people just copying and pasting the exact same message over and over again. I’m not joking here, I received the exact same email each time after responding to their email. Not acceptable on any level. Add to the mix fraudulent billing practices and you have a completely useless provider. Stay away, not worth the couple dollars you’ll save every month.
Punjabi food is as vibrant, robust and rooted as the people itself. When we think of Punjabi food found in the cities, we mostly get to hear about the rich and luxuriant dishes like butter chicken, dal makhni etc. But seldom do we acknowledge the regular food prepared at Punjabi homes. It is simple, rustic and nutritious stuff rich in ghee and butter.
In today’s episode we bring you a simple Punjabi food experience at the house of our gracious hosts from Krishna Nagar, Delhi. The Singh family has been living here for over 50 years. Their small and cosy house is surrounded by an open space in the front where there is an orange tree as well. On reaching there were welcomed by Rubel, the daughter of the house, her younger brother and her mother. Her elder brother Aman joined us later.
Over a lovely cup of jaggery tea the family shared some really old memories of the place when the surrounding was all full of farmlands and trees. It was far from what it seems today.
After the brief chat we headed to the open space to prepare the meal over a clay oven which included makki ki roti and sarson ka saag.
For saag she chopped some mustard and spinach leaves and cooked it in an open vessel along with ginger, garlic and chillies. When it thickened she tempered it with ghee, garlic, onions and tomatoes. Then she moved on to makki ki roti. These thick, coarse textured flatbread was prepared with maize flour dough and was smeared with butter.
Rubel prepared some salty lassi with yogurt, roasted cumin powder, rock salt and pepper powder. When the meal was ready, Rubel’s elder brother Aman joined us for eating.
The smoky flavoured flatbread wonderfully complimented the thick and distinctly flavourful saag. It ended with a tall glass of salted lassi that cleanses the palate and aids digestion.
Once we were done Rubel’s brother bought us some homemade gud paare. She told us how it is a ritual to have it after every saag and roti meal.
Even though we have tried this combination numerous times, we can never get enough of it.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SERIES WAS FILMED DURING SEPTEMBER, 2020, WHEN THE PANDEMIC WAS ON DECLINE.
About the host – Anubhav Sapra
Anubhav Sapra is an avid culinary explorer who loves to travel and explore different cuisine primarily the street food, not just for the sake of gustatory pleasure but also for quenching his deep thirst for nurturing new cultural connections through the kaleidoscopic canvas of food. He believes that the vibrant and delectable street food tradition across the globe has the power to bring communities together and foster harmonious human existence.
Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep our Indian street food explorations video in your feed!
Thank you for watching!
Design and filmed by Rahul Singh
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/iamrahulsingh.2/
Text by Swetaleena Nayak