a bowl of carrot halwa

carrot halwa

One of the most popular Indian desserts, gajar ka halwa is a rich dessert made from grated carrots, milk, sugar and nuts.

a bowl of masala chickpeas

masala chickpeas

Dishes of spiced chickpeas can be found across all of India. This is the Punjabi chole, or channa masala, as it is more commonly known..

a serving bowl of dal makhani

dal makhani

This dish epitomises the taste and style of the Punjab. A smooth texture, delicate flavour layers and a hint of chilli makes this dish of lentils and red kidney beans a global favourite.

a block of paneer, partly cut, on chopping board

paneer

Paneer is a fresh white cheese with a crumbly texture. It is made by curdling milk with a vegetable-derived acid,

A serving of paneer with peas

paneer and peas

Matar paneer is a very popular dish from the Punjab. It highlights the paneer, has a spicy tomato sauce, and has bursts of flavour from the just-cooked peas.

a bowl of paneer with spinach

paneer with spinach

This palak paneer is the classic Punjabi dish of cooked spinach studded with cubes of fried paneer cheese.

a serving dish, filled with the dry potato and cauliflower curry

potato and cauliflower

A dry vegetable curry. This recipe for alu gobi is typical of the Punjabi style, It features crispy potato and just-cooked cauliflower.

corn meal roti

corn meal roti

The famous Punjabi maize flour bread, or makki di roti. These roti are made from an unleavened dough made from corn meal and cooked on a griddle.

a bowl of spinach saag

saag

This is a common Punjabi dish, typically served in winter. This palak ka saag is a lightly spiced puree of spinach.

paneer tikka, marinated in green chutney, on a serving plate

green paneer tikka

Green paneer tikka, or paneer pudina tikka is a great starter or finger food for cocktails. The marinade is fresh, aromatic and has quite a chilli hit.

a serving dish of vegetable kofta curry

vegetable kofta curry

Balls of vegetables, in a mild, creamy rich sauce. Malai sabzi kofta is a dish to impress your vegetarian diners.