Top 10 Traditional Pakistani Dishes

As a whole, lentils, milk, seasonal  sabzi, flour and wheat products are the most abundant food that form the basis of the Pakistani cuisine. Even if vegetables such as potatoes, cabbage, okra, peas or chickpeas are eaten according to the season , here is a concentrated list of the top 10 traditional Pakistani dishes

10. Seeji, Seiji & Dum Pukht

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Seeji or Saji and Dumpakht are two very special Baluchi cuisine food types that have become very famous all over the country. This food type is made out after skewing a whole lamb that sure makes it unique and very scrumptious for all. Dampukht, is also made from meat but it’s cooking surely  involves a lot of fats that are not that healthy for your body.

9. Haleem And Hareesa

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This types of food, Haleem and Hareesa, involve many of food ingredients like lentils, rice, meat or maze, but the amalgam of this kind of product, surely is very very tasty in the form of Haleem or hareesa. They are served, most of the time with Naan.

8. HalwaPuri

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HalwaPuri is a special type of breakfast food type in Pakistan. It is normally originated from Punjab but it is famous all over the world for the very good taste and for it’s eye catching color. Halwa is a sweet but very popular dish that involves Suji, which is a kind of flour and sugar mostly, while Puri is made out of gram flour that is then deep fried in the oil.

7. Kebabs /Naan

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Naan Kebabs are not really dishes but are kind of essential adds to a Pakistani dining table. The kebab, is made from minced meat and naan with flour dough and there is a very wide variety of kebabs in Pakistan like, Tikka Kabab, Shami Kabab, Seekh Kabab, Gola Kabab and many more other types. Naan has many forms too, like Aloo Nan, Roghni Nan, Keema Nan and the list can grow pretty fast.

6. Biryani & Pulao

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Biryani and Pakistani foods are straight joined. No Pakistani dining experience is finished without its vicinity. It is essentially a South Indian dish yet it turned into a crushing hit in Pakistan for individuals here are wild about it. It is produced from rice and meat of any sort. Biryani took numerous structures and shapes and even formula varieties here, for example Mutton Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Tikka Biryani, Aalo Biryani and so forth. Thus, Pulao comes second after it. It has numerous structures and strategies for cooking on account of the variety of society and contrasts of zones.

5. Lassi (Yogurt Drink)

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This well known drink might be appreciated sweet or salty. Pakistanis normally drink lassi sweet for breakfast, or salty for lunch or supper. Pakistanis might like such sweets as kheer (rice puding) or kulfi(pistachio dessert). Some sweet shops might offer jalebi, which are pan fried orange “pretzels” made with flour, yogurt, and sugar, and barfi, produced out of dried milk solids. Offering sweets to each one in turn to celebrate cheerful occasions is a well known Pakistani custom.

4. Raita (Yogurt and Vegetable Salad)

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Raira is sort of like a very good salad dressing that is used usually with spicy foods as a way to cool them a bit down. There are a few raita recipes that vary from “simple raita” to “complex raita”, but usually simple raita is served when having a normal family dinner and the fancier one is served when guests come over. Or you could simply eat someone out and order any type of raita that you like.

3. Chicken Karahi

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The individuals who can afford, consume meats, for example sheep, poultry, and here and there gaye ka gosht (hamburger). There are various ways meat is ready in Pakistan. Karahi is a system where the meat is cooked with vegetables and served in its own particular container. Jalfrezi is meat blend singed with tomatoes, egg, and chilies. Tikka and bhoti kebab both allude to meat barbecued on a spit (a thin bar or stick) over an open fire.

2. Nashta

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An average Pakistani breakfast, generally called nāshtā , comprises of eggs (boiled/scrambled/fried/omelette), a cut of chunk bread or roti, parathas, sheermal with tea or lassi, qeema (minced meat), new regular foods grown from the ground (mangoes, fruits, melons, bananas and so on.), milk, nectar, margarine, jam, shami kebab, or nuts. Once in a while breakfast incorporates prepared merchandise like bakarkhani and rusks.

1. Dhal (Lentil Stew)

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A mixture of flavors (an Indian impact, for example stew powder, curry, ginger, garlic, coriander, paprika, and cinnamon, are at the heart of Pakistani food. An extensive variety of chutneys (a relish normally made of foods grown from the ground, flavors, and herbs), pickles, and jam that go with meats and vegetables give Pakistani cooking its different flavor. Dhal is made from lentils. There are several varieties of lentils that can be red, green or brown and they are all are used by South Asian (Pakistani and Indian) cooks.

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