Punjab is the land of Five Rivers and the land of the oldest civilisation in the world ‘the Indus valley civilization’ . Perhaps, it would be appropriate to call it the Land of Plenty!!
The fertility of its fields and the richness of its dairy have been the envy of the subcontinent.
Punjab is famous for its adventurous, outgoing, eat well-drink well Punjabis. The emphasis has traditionally been on robust food, prepared with the simplest of ingredients and the simplest of basic techniques. Punjab – this side of the border or that – is situated at the crossroads of Silk Route. This allowed the Punjabis – Sikh, Hindu and Muslims – to imbibe diverse culinary influence. They tasted the best of the rest before anyone else on the subcontinent.
The proximity with Persia, Afghanistan and Central Asia gave them a taste for fresh and dried fruits and exotic nuts.