Panjiri

A nutritional and healthy pick me up Panjiri is a wonderful snack that is so full of energy. Many Indians make this during the start of the winter months in large quantities, and it is eaten in the mornings to keep away colds and other ailments and to give their immunity a boost. It is also good for…

Gajrela

Carrot, milk and pistachio dessert Gajar is the Punjabi word for carrot and this is a beautiful dessert made with the sweetness of carrots and pistachios coupled with the fragrance of cardamom. My version of it is very quick and easy. In Punjab it is know as Gajrela and Gajar Ka Halwa in India generally….

A little about me…

I am a UK born Punjabi, full name Baljinder Kaur, however friends and family know me as Bee. When my parents settled in Southall, West London, they brought along with them a treasure of cultural heritage, including Punjabi cuisine. My cooking is a loving culmination of my parents nurturing and teaching, my inquisitive nature coupled…

Tarka (Turka)’Curry’ Base

A basic sauce to which you can add any meat, fish or vegetables A correctly cooked Tarka is quite the most important piece of the perfect Punjabi dish. This cooking technique has existed for 100’s of years but you may not have heard of it as you’re probably more familiar with the term ‘curry base’….

The Punjabee Kitchen

A good workman never blames his tools, or so the saying goes. My ancestors were cooking some mean Punjabi dishes without all the mod-cons at our disposal now. However to be able to work quickly and efficiently in the Punjabee Kitchen I have the below tools to hand and am also very careful about cleanliness…