Some popular Punjabi recipes include butter chicken, chana masala, dhaba dal and paneer tikka. Many popular Punjabi recipes are tandoori foods that were traditionally cooked in a charcoal-heated clay oven. American chefs often substitute the heat from a grill or broiler in tandoori recipes, such as tandoori chicken and roti.
Butter chicken is a dish of marinated grilled or roasted chicken served in a creamy curry sauce. Chana masala is a dry, chickpea curry. Dhaba dal is a thick lentil stew seasoned with dry-roasted spices, fried onions and tomatoes. Paneer tikka consists of marinated paneer cheese grilled on a skewer with tomatoes, peppers and onions.