The Punjabis are known for their rich foods. Predominantly wheat eating people, the Punjabis cook rice only on special occasions.
Nans and parathas, rotis made of corn flour (makke di roti) are their typical
Milk and its products in the form of malai (cream), paneer (cottage cheese),
butter and curds are always used with almost every Punjabi meal. The main masala in Punjabi dish consists of onion, garlic, ginger and a lot of tomatoes fried in pure ghee. Spices
like coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, red chili powder, turmeric and mustard are regularly
used. Chicken especially 'Tandoori Chicken' is a favourite with non-vegetarians as paneer is in the vegetarian Punjabi menu.
Mah ki Dal, Sarson Ka Saag, meat curry like Roghan Josh and stuffed parathas can be found in no other state except Punjab.