Pakistani foods are worldwide famous for their richness in taste and good delightful presentations. In Pakistan every province has its own unique food and diverse tradition which is reflected in their dishes. There are well-known dishes that incredibly accepted and incorporated into some of our cultures. One would expect the food to be similar all over Pakistan, but an interesting fact is that food and the way it is cooked varies greatly from region to region. This variation reflects Pakistan’s ethnic and cultural diversity, for example food from the Punjab and Sindh are similar and can be very spicy. Punjabi food is very rich in flavor and people from the Punjab region tend to place a lot of emphasis on meals.They eat till they can’t eat more, one a lighter note. Food in other regions has a certain ‘taste’ to it which reflects the region.
Halwa Poori is a traditional Pakistani breakfast cuisine. The dish consists of deep fried poori bread (really oily and crispy) with chana masala (seasoned chickpeas) and halwa (sweet dish). Halwa poori is also served at winter weddings. It is very heavy (and super cheap), and is often considered as a celebratory meal ,when people get a promotion, when someone gets married, when it is raining outside or when you have a public holiday and get a day off! The food is delicious.
Biryani is a mixture of delicious yellow rice and either chicken or beef. The rice gets its color from an assortment of spices and herbs, which also adds an incredible flavor. To top it off, it contains perfectly cooked lemons, tomatoes, and potatoes.
Sajji is a dish that can attribute its origins to the province of Balochistan. It is one of the primary specialties of Pakistani traditional cuisine and consists of a large piece of either lamb or chicken stuffed with rice and topped with a tasty green papaya paste. It’s then placed on a skewer and roasted for several hours.
Haleem is a mixture of a variety of traditional staples used in Pakistani cuisine, such as wheat, barley, minced beef, mutton or chicken. It is a dish that takes a long time to prepare because the lentils and special spices need ample time to properly combine with the minced beef and create a unique paste that will delight the senses.
Nihari is one of the most famous stews in the entire country. It is served to guests on important occasions and contains meat that is slow cooked and simmered in spices overnight. The cooking process allows the dish to absorb the flavorful bone marrow fully, creating one of the best-tasting meat dishes in the world.
Kheer is the most famous traditional dessert in the country. It is a rice pudding made of rice, sugar, and milk. It combines an assortment of nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, and cashews, as well as saffron and cardamom to give it an alluring tinge that melts in your mouth with each bite.