When you drive into the heart of Punjab, the first thing you’ll be struck by are all of the green mustard fields dotted with tiny yellow flowers. I see it every time I travel to my father’s childhood village. It’s a sight you keep in your heart, and no surprise that this crop is the inspiration for many a Bollywood movie dance scene. If you wanted to take the state of Punjab and neatly wrap it up in one dish, it would be this one, served with a side of stacked makki ki roti (corn flatbread). Need I say more?
Indian For Everyone by Anupy Singla. Copyright © 2014 Anupy Singla. Published by Agate Publishing. All rights reserved.