Despite the love-hate relationship we share with our neighbouring country, Pakistan, we can’t ignore the fact that the two nations have a thread that connects them and hence it isn’t surprising that Indians love Pakistani cuisine and is an absolute treat to our taste buds
Both side of the borders have been influenced by the flavor’s and innovations from either side. Let’s see a list of authentic Pakistani dishes that are favorite both in India and Pakistan.
10 Best Pakistani Dishes of All Time
As the name suggest, it is a delicious dish made of chicken in a Karahi (a deep pan dish). Also known as gosht Karahi if prepared with Mutton instead of chicken. It is enjoyed best with breads like naans and roti’s. The distinct taste of spices and usage of tomatoes makes this dish delectable.
This is a cooking method where the meat and vegetables are put in a pot or a sealed container and cooked on a very low flame. It is a slow oven cooking technique, and it oozes with flavor. As the dish is sealed, you can taste the flavors in the meat.
It is the Pakistani version of a meat stew. Where meat like goat or lamb is slow cooked in oil and other spices for a long time and is served with breads like naan and roti. This dish will melt in your mouth and is usually consumed for breakfast.
This is a desert dish and tastes so royal that you would want more of it. It’s very simple to prepare and is made of ghee fried bread and condensed milk with dry fruits on top. It has a very distinct flavor of cardamom and saffron and you can enjoy it both chilled and warm.
It is the Lahori version of whole grilled chicken. The chicken is nicely marinated and roasted over flaming coal. This is a very delicious preparation and is enjoyed all over Pakistan.
Paya which means the leg of lamb. These goat trotters are stewed with onion, tomato and other spices to create this very popular dish of Lahore which will leave you craving for more.
These are also known as Peshawar kabab. Chapli kabab is very famous amongst the locals. It is a very simple dish made with simple spices and minced mutton. Served hot with naans and raita, they will melt in your mouth.
This juicy Pakistani kabab is made traditionally with minced meat usually lamb, Onions, coriander, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, yogurt and garam masala. Then the mixture is pressed over a seekh or a skewer and grilled over hot coal.
This is a very popular dish among the locals of Pakistan and originates from the province of Baluchistan. Marinated meat (chicken or Lamb) is put on skewers and then roasted over wood fire. The marination is simple with salt and stuffed sometimes with rice and potatoes. If made properly, the meat is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Consumed for breakfast in Pakistan, it is a very heartful dish made with semolina into a nice pudding or halwa and eaten with soft fried dough called poori. This sweet dish is very flavorful and the poori is usually soft and fluffy. Sometimes this dish is accompanied with Potato curry or chole which is a chickpeas-based gravy.