Punjabi Saag is one of the most iconic dishes of the entire region and could even be called the quintessential Punjabi dish. It’s warming, homely, very simply spiced, and full of butter which serves to amplify the creaminess of the pureed spinach.
Biryani is one dish which is almost ubiquitous with India. The aromatic spices, nuts, fresh herbs and saffron mixed with perfectly cooked rice exemplify everything there is love about the royalty of Indian cooking. A typical biryani is composed of basmati rice, partly cooked with aromatic whole spices, layered with a yoghurt marinated protein (or vegetables) which has been fried with green chillis, onions, tomatoes and more whole spices. Between each layer is chopped nuts, fresh mint and coriander, saffron infused milk, rose water or kewra water, and crispy fried onions.