1. No Sindoor In the hair Line, Only Red Lipstick on the Lips and Lip Line!
When you are marrying into a Punjabi family, you do not have to worry about applying the red sindoor on your hair line. Yes, the suhaag ki nishani here is not the red sindoor but the classic red lipstick! Make sure you have at least 10 varieties of red lipsticks in your kitty. Well, because you surely do not want to apply the same shade for sabzi mandi as well as some lavish party, do you? Moreover, with red lipsticks I mean red lipsticks no other substitutes like saturated lip gloss or subtle stain!
2. Its All About The Prefix – “Ji”
You might be addressing your parents simply as “Mummy” or “Daddy” but make sure when you enter the Punjabi household its not just mummy or daddy but “Mummyji” and “Daddyji.” Ji = Respect and that’s the only thing you’ll have to do in order to prove you are cultured and suitable to be their “bahu.” Moreover, make sure the “ji” factor applies to distant relatives as well!
3.The “Kanneda” Konnection
Get ready to interact with all your newly found relatives from all over the world – From Patiala, Bhatinda to South Hall and Kanneda. No, you do not have to worry about their habits or accent. All you have to be is a good listener while they continue to boast about their latest buy.
4. Get Ready to Become A “Paratha-tarian” & “Lassi-tarian”
If you have been strict on diet by eating only egg whites and juices in your breakfast, it is time to change your habit because once you marry in a Punjabi family, you’ll have to turn parathetarian and even slurp those yummy lassis. From aloo, ghobi, paneer, kheema, mattar, dal and anything that is edible surely goes into your paratha. Don’t dare denying them on the breakfast table, or your health will become the major concern of the entire family.
5. Don’t Tell Me You Can’t Dance
Punjabis are all about party, party and party. So, yes, if you do not know how to do those typical Punjabi steps, you are ought to be a spoilsport. So, make sure you start practicing those steps right from today by watching the typical Punjabi dance forms of the Unclejis and Auntijis. For starters watch Sunny paaji in the song Yaaro O Yaara!
6. G for Generosity
Giving, sharing and being generous comes naturally to all Punjabis. So, don’t be surprise to see them splurging and being generous at the same time. No, saving is not in their dictionary, they only know how to earn, spend, give and share!
7. Accustom Your Ears to Loud Punjabi Music & Swear Words
Maximum of the Punjabis love loud music. So, even if you hate Honey Singh, learn to admire him. You never know if he is your mother-in-law’s favorite pop singer. In addition, don’t be surprised if you hear the swear words in the house, it is just normal like “Tum” and “Aap”
8. B for Butter Chicken
Chicken is the staple diet of Punjabis and Butter Chicken, the favorite dish. Make sure you know how to learn quickly the art of making butter chicken in the start. Nothing can impress a Punjabi family more than their bahu making the perfect butter chicken. You’ll not only be a pride of your mother-in-law but the entire khaandaan, so much that you might have admirers from your city to the farthest city on the earth and yes, of course Kanneda.
9. Beeji Ka Pyaar & Aashirwad
The head of the family is mostly the “Beeji” the grandmother of your husband who loves your husband too much and his choice too. So, mostly she might like you too. To impress her further, get your hands on the authentic sarso da saag te makke di rotti. It is ought to remind her of the “pind” and you automatically become her favorite bahu.
10. Celebration, Celebration & Celebration
Everything in a Punjabi family starts with a celebration and ends with a celebration. So, if you are marrying a Punjabi munda you will witness lot of parties and functions. For instance: The wedding party, pre-wedding party, reception party at the farm house, the anniversary party, the without any occasion party, so on and so forth.
Make sure you get your wardrobe ready before marrying because if by any chance you repeat any dress in two different parties, you’ll be a shame to the entire family!
By: Editorial Team