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Pakistan in the food sector can be very different in the region, the country's ethnic and cultural diversity reflects. Food Sindh and Punjab provinces, most of North India is like food, and highly experienced and serious, the South Asian region may be characteristic taste. Food in West Pakistan, especially mandh pktunkua Khyber, Balochistan, Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir including mild aromatic spices and use less oil in neighboring Afghanistan, used for food affinities characterizing.
International food and fast food are popular in cities. Local and foreign recipes (fusion food) of Pakistan as China, adulteration is common in large urban centers. In addition, changes in lifestyle, ready-made masalas (mixed and ready to use spices) as a result are rapidly becoming popular. However, given the diversity of the people of Pakistan, traffic usually differ from home home and Pakistani food different from the mainstream can be.

Historical influences 

The arrival of Islam in South Asia, a great degree influenced the local food. Since Muslims to eat pork or consume alcohol are forbidden and permitted food guidelines are strictly observed. Such as meat, sheep, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables and also traditional dairy food as Pakistan focus on other areas. Pakistani food East Asian, South Asian and Middle Eastern food is universal effect.


Main subjects: North Indian and Pakistani spices original food list
Pakistani dishes aromatic and intense taste sometimes is said to keep, and some dishes are often a rich oil, Fuller mouthfeel and taste contribute to the Liberal amounts are. Brown cardamom, green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg sugar, and pepper in the country's other main use for a wide variety of dishes are components. Cumin cumin, and bay leaves were also very popular. In Punjab it is more moderate with coriander powder. Hot (aromatic spices) is a very popular spice used in many Pakistani dish mix of spices.


Also a Punjabi Sindhi style with chapatis (flat bread) made of wood for the plate comes
Breakfast lunch, and dinner: Pakistani usually eat three meals a day. During the evening, many families from Chinese local bakery baked / fried snacks (or have prepared at home) is with green tea without. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan to change eating patterns: Durood and fast. The Islamic tradition (also a tradition in many other Asian cultures) the food with his right hand is considered appropriate. Especially in rural areas many Pakistani family, who eat their food on the floor spread dastarkhan is said to work on clothes. In NWFP, many eateries a road similar to Iran and Afghanistan style food on a throne. A throne raised platform on which people are eating their food sitting cross-legged, after taking off your shoes.

A common Pakistani breakfast, locally called (breakfast nāshtā), includes: eggs (boiled / fried omelet / scrambled), bread, bread or a piece of bread, bread (lachha / qeema / kolcha), tea or buttermilk , qeema with sheermal (minced meat), fresh seasonal fruits (mango, apple, melons, bananas, etc.), milk, honey, butter, jam, Shami kebab, and nuts. Sometimes breakfast and juice bakarkhani include things like baked. Holiday and weekend, poori halwa and sometimes during channay are eating. Punjab, sarson the saag (mustard leaves) and maaki bread (cornbread) is a local favorite. Khatchapuri Punjabi people to enjoy, like many Bosnian Pita pastry filled with a fascinating thing. Breakfast in Karachi nihari paya, and can also include Nan. Agricultural and unskilled workers compared to physical activity due to higher levels, Pakistani breakfasts to be very heavy, almost a invite.

Eating a range of Pakistani dishes - left, gobi aloo, seekh kebab, and beef is karahi begins


A common Pakistani curries lunch consists of meat or bread (Roti, Nan) or lentils with rice, however, usually rice for dinner time is authorized. Download the lunch dishes aloo gosht (meat and potato curry) or gobhi, kadoo teeda, or mutton with any vegetables like karela can join. Karahi chicken and poultry food like chicken qorma popular. Alternatively Highway dal and tandoori roti or often only eating Okra Masala and chapaattis, the cheap and for people on the move sell stops are filled. Who live near major rivers also have lunch, which is sometimes made tandoori style fish to eat.


Dinner the whole family gathered for the occasion as this day is considered important food. Food which requires more preparation and more attractive (like pulao, kofte, kebab keema, as, korma) are prepared. Houses typical Punjabi lentil and rice, though the menu is dinnertime staple. This curd rice pickle, and salad or with bread or both are working with. Dinner (not common) with some sweet fruit, roses, berries, Royal tukray, gajraila, Ross qulfi or traditional desserts like malai sweets until after may be from.

Important food 

Beef Lahori Karahi, usually served with freshly made tandoori non-
Basic Course in Pakistan usually wheat bread (or bread or non), or are working with rice. The main course with salad usually as a side dish is an appetizer rather than taken as before. Assorted fresh fruit or sweet food sometimes are used in the end meat more important role in Pakistani food compared to other South Asian cuisines game .. According to a 2003 report almost every Indian meat. Pakistanis consume an average over three times more meat, goat or mutton and most popular are chicken. Beef too, is eaten or ancient pottery and especially beef shank steak dish as the meat of choice for nihari later tried. Large amount of seafood that is not generally, however, coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan coast mkran is very popular.
With or without meat Curries,, as bitter gourd, cabbage, eggplant, okra, cabbage, potatoes, rutabaga, saag as with local vegetables, and pepper the most common and is made for everyday use. A simple example is as aloo gosht or text "potato and meat", a homestyle potatoes and a spiced meat stew containing guidance, and ubiquitously in many homes was developed. Korma Mughlai actually an ancient dish made with either chicken or mutton, especially eaten with rice and is very popular in Pakistan.


Different types of pulses also make Pakistan an important part of the dish. While the dal (lentils called), and the girl peas (called channa) homestyle cooking ingredients are known, they traditionally are considered a cheap source of food. Because of this reason, which he guests for dinner or special occasions are invited in are usually not. Meat with lentils and lentils stored in, whether general or in the preparation of dishes such Halim defined as a distinctively Pakistani in neighboring India where a large number of its population are vegetarians do not usually seen in hand is.
A black-eyed beans (lobia) and kidney beans (rajma) buffalo as sometimes in a tomato based masala sauce served, especially in Punjab.

Barbeque and kebab

BBQ a range of dishes made under procedures

Seekh kebab 
A famous Pakistani food features
Meat and meat inquiry for centuries played an important role in the region is Pakistan. Sajji a Baluchi dish from West Pakistan, as the crowd filled with rice, he is also popular throughout the country. Baluchi includes a meat meal out of a large house fire building and cooking chickens slowly. Skewers chickens in the near earth (fire) are at stake has been placed on, are so radiant heat slowly cooks chicken ready.
Pakistani food staple thing in today's steak, and across numerous types of steak can get. Each sector Seekh kebab kebab on their oaths, Chicken Tikka, Shami kebab and as a country are particularly popular categories. Generally, Balochistan and Khyber mandh pktunkua Afghan-style barbecue steak with salt and coriander the same treatment is being used to do with, do. Regional kebab recipes from Karachi and Sindh area of ​​serious steak broad, most spices, lemon juice and yogurt in the mix is ​​known for spicy. Barbecued food Punjab like Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot as is very popular in some cities. Al Hamra - Bundu Khan restaurant and steak house across Pakistan by their taste and are famous for kebabs. Steak houses in Pakistan's most profitable food business are said to be.
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List of kebabs 

Kebab types (mainly made of meat or lamb) are:
Seekh kebab (kebab syk) - A long skewer of meat mixed with herbs and seasonings. takes its name from skewer.
Syrian (samy kebab) kebab - minced meat or chicken kebabs and a Syrian Chickpeas and spices of the earth is a small patty.
Chapli kebab (kebab cply) - a spiced, tangy far made of ground beef and steak cooked in animal fat. A feature of Peshawar Khyber mandh pktunkua.
Chicken kebabs (kebab poultry) (Moorgh Kuh - Bob) - a popular steak with bone and without the two is found.
Lamb kebabs (kebab meat brh) - all sheep meat kebab cubes usually served as is.
Bihari (Bihari kebab) kebab - Skewer meat mixed with herbs and treatment.
(Syslyk) Shashlik - Inquiry child crowd pressure (usually Monday), usually spicy
Become kebab (kebab bin) - a unique steak sandwich.
(Saurma) Shawarma - usually with the sauce and salad in a non is a kebab or lamb strips.
Tikka kebab (kebab tkh) - cubes in a beef or lamb kebab made of cut chicken, marinated with yoghurt and brands on a combination inquiry.
Boti kebab meat is made from fillet is popular in Multan. Sometimes green papaya to tenderize meat with spicy help.

Rice dishes

Pakistan a major exporter and consumer of rice is. Basmati rice in Pakistan that is the most popular type. However, the average Pakistani household usually in the field of non-export quality polished white rice eats. The quality of Pakistani Basmati rice of India Dehradun usually from North Valleys Dooni rice is not as fine as. Iranis eat a lot of cheap Pakistani Basmati rice.
Pulao rice dish made with several types include:
Yakhni pulao - said meat and stock. Makes a brown rice
Matar pulao - pulao made with peas
Maash pulao - a sweet and sour apricots Sam, and Bulgur mung (roughly broken milled wheat kind) baked with pulao. Exclusively vegetarian.
Pakistan is a very famous biryani dishes such as Lahori and Sindhi biryani is variety. Tahiri,, who is also a form of vegetable biryani is also popular. All main dishes (made with rice instead of those) are eating with bread. To eat, a small piece of bread with his right hand torn off and the main dish and a small section was to prevent collection. Mango pickle, made out of carrots, lemon, etc., usually used to eat a lot of spices.
Khyber Agency mandh pktunkua - spiced rice mountains gradually cast into the fire with pieces of sheep using the service to guests feasts often are. pulaos often this type of fruit, nuts, saffron and cloves like, as many spices and cardamon is dry. This rice dish in Central Asia and the Middle East are original.


Peshwari Naans a tandoor (oven open) on the freshly made
Pakistanis their daily diet as part of the master flat round bread (bread) food. Pakistan bread variety, often in a traditional clay oven called tandoor is prepared. Tandoori style of cooking, said in neighboring Afghanistan has its original. Some of these are:
Chapatis - most common bread in the house, made of whole wheat flour. They are thin and unleavened.
Tandoori bread - all these are very popular in Pakistan. They are baked in a clay oven and with just about anything used.
Bread - a flat cooking several layers (such as for pastry dough) away from chapati, starting with Punjab. Bread usually eaten for breakfast are also a variety of fill could be worked on.
Non - chapatis contrast, naans are growing a bit, usually leavened with yeast and specifically made with white flour. He also sesame seeds, can be sprinkled with kulcha phone. He is often with Sri paya and breakfast for nihari.
Kulcha - non of this kind usually with Chickpeas and potatoes are eaten.
Roghni non - non-sprinkled with sesame seeds and oil with a minute amount covered.
Sheermal - prepared with milk and butter, and weddings are an important part of food service, taftan with. It is often sweet and especially enjoyed by children. Sheermal Iran is in its original.
Taftan. This small cardamom and saffron in a clay oven baked powder is a leavened flour bread.
Kandahari non - Long originally from non-western Pakistan.
Whole - usually halwa or bhurji (Chickpeas and potatoes made out) eat with.
Halwa Puri with purian or bhujia (now commonly known as poorian) also common in Pakistan's breakfast. They make breakfast store cards or otherwise change sometimes is sold.

Pakistani desserts

 Peshawari ice cream desserts, sparkling khurma, kulfi, falooda, sweet, rasmalai, phirni, zarda, including Royal tokray and Rabri. Sweets in Pakistan on various festive occasions are using. Some of the most popular berries rose barfi,, baklawa, klakmd, jalebi, and are panjiri. Multani pakistani desserts such as sohen halvah and hubshee halvah halvah include a long list. Cast into the fire instead of sweet rice seviyaan (vermicelli) made popular during Eid. Gajraila a milk, sugar, green cardamom in the grated carrots, sweet is made from boiled, and nuts and topped with dried fruit and as popular in Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as other South Asian in some parts.


Pakistan's famous squash drink bottle, spirit Afza
Besides tea, drinks addition as part of the Pakistani food can be added. All of them non-alcoholic as alcohol use is prohibited by Islam. During the 20th century, coffee and soft drinks such as wine are also popular in Pakistan. It is very soft drinks now Pakistan are common in day with meals.
Lucy - with yogurt or milk with sweet or salty taste,
Goon ball - different types of taste crushed ice
Sugarcane juice (Ganaay juice)
Lemonade (Limu water)


Spirit Afza
Almond syrup
Drinks E - Sandalwood - made with the essence of sandal wood Drink
Kashmiri tea / Gulabi Chai - a sweet milk tea / pink tea

Western influences

Pakistani dishes in the west are taking an important, many Pakistanis by trying new foods are developed. Many western restaurants and fast food shops are dotted in all parts of Pakistan. Punjab and Sindh provinces, where citizens, the majority of Western culture is very high and many Americans, Europeans and thus Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, many metropolitan cities as British chains and many other chains. Marketing and advertising for all Pakistanis outside social and modern places to try to have a down upon them.

Food and economy 

Food in daily life. Because of Pakistan at least 95 percent of the population is Muslim, the two food traditions that are followed around the world. One is that Muslims do not eat pork (for beef, chicken lamb, and fish are the main items), and another during the month of Ramadan is a fasting day activities.

A Pakistani curry spices and guidance are an integral part of. The most popular spices chilli powder, tumeric, garlic, paprika, black and red pepper, cumin seeds, bay leaf, coriander, cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, saffron, nutmeg, poppy seed and between others, are included. Marinate meat using the yogurt is a common method. Because the use of spices and curry for main dishes, side dishes simple rice is common. Lentil is a common feature. South to eat more foreign and highly spiced, while often simple answers to important features barbecued meat dish as is. Usually any meat, chicken, or sea curried, frying and cooking special way. Cooking, which is another commonly used cooking guidance unit and often used for frying.

Wheat and flour products daily food mainstays, and curried meat, seafood, vegetable pickles with, chutneys, preserves, and in-use, and lentils are considered and why Pakistani food like this has a unique taste.

Tea sections 

Most of Pakistan's tea drinking (locally called, tea). Both black and green tea (sabz Chai / qehwa) qehwa Although most popular in Khyber pktunkua mandh All food and Pashtun belt of Balochistan has served since. Kashmiri tea, pistachios and cardamom tea with a pink of milk, mainly in winter when they marry and many are sold in kiosks while drunk. Northern Pakistan (Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan) salt and buttered tea Tibetan style is used. 

Green tea drink is common all meals served.

Eating habits party occasions. Muslim Ramadan is an important part of the process, but many other opportunities food plays a role. One such incident in the last month of Eid-ul-Muslim calendar Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) is, on the occasion when the Prophet Abraham, his son from God in response to an order for the sacrifice was about to celebrate. Muslim who can afford a sheep, goat, camel, cow or God of Abraham to sacrifice a symbol of submission are required for. Three equal parts of meat food distribution has been donated to the poor before, relatives and / or friends with the other, and he who sacrificed at home cooking the third. Eating meat is part of activities to celebrate the festival.

Important religious festival night - I - Barat halwa and is said Nan Unleavened bread pudding known as being a particular distribution includes poor people. Nan dish halwa and especially silver or gold leaf is decorated with other relatives and are sent to neighboring countries.

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