Pakistani cuisine is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia. Pakistani cuisine is part of the greater South Asian and Central Asian Cuisines due to its geographic location. As a result of Mughal legacy, Pakistan also mutually inherited many recipes and dishes from that era. The following are some traditional cusines of Pakistan.
Sajji & Dampukht
Seeji or Saji and Dumpakht are two especial Baluchi cuisine that have become so famous all over the country now. It is made out after skewing whole lamb that makes it unique and scrumptious for all. Dampukht is also made from meat but its cooking involves a lot of fats.
Chapshuro is one of the most delicious dish of Gilgit Balistan. It is filled with chopped meat (lamb, beef), onion, chile peppers, tomato and fresh coriander leaves. Chap shoro is one of the best dishes of Nagar valley. Its nutritious value is tremendous due to the presence of meat. Source of Carbohydrates fats and proteins.
Mantu (dumpling) is steam boiled dish which is filled with chopped meat (lamb, beef), onion, chile and garlic and steamed for several hours in in a
multi layer steamer.
Halwa Puri is the last but not least especial breakfast item of Pakistan. It is originated from Punjab but famous all over the world for its yummy taste and halwa eye-catching color. Halwa is a sweet dish that involves Suji, a kind of flour and sugar majorly; while Puri is made out of gram-flour and then deep fried in the oil.
A must try dish for all the Lamb or meat lovers, Rogan Josh, an aromatic lamb dish is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. It was introduced in India with the coming of the Mughals. Robust with flavours of browned onions, various spices and yoghurt, it is a very healthy low-fat dish. Try it with rice or naan and you will yearn for more.
Let the aroma of Kashmiri cuisine seduce your taste buds. Again a dish for the meat eaters, go ahead and ttry Matschgand if you wish to see the gluttony side of your personality! Matschgand is actually a dish of minced meatballs which is cooked in spicy red gravy. And it indeed is a dish which can totally seduce your taste buds!
Seekh Kabab and Naan
Naan Kababs are not dishes actually but kind of essential add-ons or pop-ups of a Pakistani dining table. Kebab is made from minced meat and naan with flour dough. There is a wide variety of kababs in a Pakistani dinner table like Shami Kabab, Tikka Kabab, Gola Kabab, Seekh Kabab, Aalo kabab, Chapli Kabab, Chappli Kabab and many more.
Namkeen Lamb Tikkas
Namkeen Lamb Tikka is the recipe inspired from Afghani Tikka. It’s a considered delicacy of Peshawar and Tribal areas. Normally cook with natural fats found in lamb. Adding some extra ingredients sometimes, spoil the taste of the dish.
Haleem And Hareesa
Haleem and Hareesa involve a lot of food items like lentils; rice, meat, maze etc. but the amalgam of such product is surely is super-duper tasty in the form of Haleem or hareesa. They are majorly served with Naan.
Biryani & Pulaos
Biryani and Pakistani foods are directly linked. No Pakistani feast is complete without its presence. It is basically a South Indian dish but it became a smashing hit in Pakistan for people here are crazy about it. It is made from rice and meat of any type. Biryani took many forms and shapes and even recipe variations here such as Mutton Biryani, Sindhi BIryani, Tikka Biryani, aalo Biryani etc.
Chicken Karhai is available every where in Pakistan. The spicy chicken recipie will make your trip memorable. Chicken karahi’s are very popular in
Pakistan and don’t take long to make. Chicken Karahi is a blend of spices and chicken,cooked with onion and tomatoes.
Gajjar ka halwa
Another traditional sweet dessert, Gajar ka halwa is made up from carrots that adds the sweet taste to the halwa. The dessert is a favourite all over Pakistan. It is traditionally eaten during all of the festivals mainly on the occasion of Eids in Pakistan. It is served hot during the winter.
A single piece of Gulab Jaman is high in calories, so you must not try to eat much of them. But it’s for sure that its appealing look and taste will
make you hard to resist eating them.
Utterly delicious kababs that are soft and moist made from beef. They taste awesome with a side of salad or tomatoes and onions and some lemon
squeezed on top!
assi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. Traditional lassi is a savoury drink, sometimes flavoured with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices. Salted mint lassi is highly favoured in Pakistan.