Pakistani cuisine is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia.Pakistani cuisine is very similar to North Indian cuisine, but incorporates noticeable Central Asian and Middle Eastern influences and is more meat-oriented.The fusion of Mughlai cuisine is the most popular cuisine found in most Pakistani restaurants.
Within Pakistan, cuisine varies greatly from region to region, reflecting the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Food from the eastern provinces of Punjab and Sindh can be highly seasoned and spicy, which is characteristic of the flavors of the South Asian region. Food in other parts of Pakistan, particularly Balochistan, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas also hold distinct tastes based on various regional influences.
International cuisine and fast food are popular in the cities. Blending local and foreign recipes (fusion food), such as Pakistani Chinese cuisine, is common in large urban centres.
Fusion cooking Is popular in Pakistan because we like to try international cuisine but love to have our spices too….
Furthermore, as a result of lifestyle changes, ready made masala mixes (mixed and ready to use spices) are becoming increasingly popular. However, given the diversity of the people of Pakistan, cuisines generally differ from home to home and may be different from the mainstream Pakistani cuisine.
Muslims follow the Islamic law that lists foods and drinks that are Halal and permissible to consume. Halal foods are food items that Muslims are allowed to eat and drink under Islamic dietary guidelines. The criteria specify both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of halal meat, which are allowed in Islam like Fish ,beef,camel,mutton,lamb,prawn,chicken……..
FAMOUS FOODS FROM PUNJAB
Food streets of Lahore feature big number of foods that not only attract visitors from Pakistan but also visitors from outside Pakistan. Lahori charga is one of
those foods. Even if you visit Tariq Road in Karachi, you would find a restaurant dedicatedly offering Lahori Charga.
Multani Sohan Halwa
Multan is known for best halwa throughout the country. Multani sohan halwa is known as one of the traditional Pakistani foods in world.If you went to Multan and did not try it’s Halwa,you made a loss.
FAMOUS FOODS FROM SINDH
Let’s talk about the relish from Sindh Region. Sindhi biryani is a very tasty biryani which is famous all over Pakistan. Made with meat and rice, Sindhi biryani was originated from Sindh. It is considered as a famous Sindhi tradition. Sindhi biryani became so popular in Pakistan that it is a menu served to passengers in most of the PIA flights.
Hyderabadi Mirchon Ka Salan
Hyderabadi foods are famous for their unique spices. Try Hyderabadi Mirchon Ka Salan recipe which is another popular dish from Sindh province. Often, if you happen to join a wedding ceremony in Hyderabad, you may find this dish.
KARACHI KE BUN KABAB
Who wouldn’t know of our burns road’s famous ‘Bun Kabab’. The very fresh buns with the overload of their trademark green spicy chatni and the soft and delicious kababs, how could one not like it? Not to forget the crispy-ness of onions. YUMM!
Karachi street food,,,,Anday wala burger
It is a famous street food in Karachi..If you are a karachiite nothing impress you in place of Anday wala burger.
In general, Karachi has introduced lots of tastes which are famous all over Pakistan. Karachi falooda is a delicious after-dinner ice cream dessert. Try it, you would find it fabulous.
KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA FOODS
Peshawari Chapli Kabab
Chapli kabab is a traditional Peshawari food. Chapli kababs are available throughout Pakistan but the original taste belongs to Peshawar. Enjoy Peshawari chapli kababs but while eating do not forget to have a bowl full of spicy raita, chopped tomatoes and onions and chatni along. That will give the real taste.
Another scrumptious taste from Peshawar KPK. Namkeen Karahi is made in Peshawar and delivers a totally different taste of Karahi dish. This namkeen handi is worth giving a try.
Peshawari ice cream does not have a match as well. Peshawari Ice cream is the most famous ice cream in whole Pakistan and that is why it is often seen sold in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and other cities of Pakistan.
FAMOUS FOOD FROM BALOCHISTAN
Balochi Tikka boti
Preparing meat the Balochi way is superb. If you are fond of enjoying Barbq you will have to try very special tikka boti known as Balochi Tikka Boti. It is usually made with mutton or lamb.
Dumpukht is famous in balochistan.The way of cooking makes the meat delicious.
FOOD FROM KASHMIR
You must have heard Kashmiri Pulao but may not tasted it. Kashmiri Pulao has featured recipe from Kashmir region. This dish is very tasty and its additional ingredients make it a unique food way different from ordinary pulao recipes.