Some must-try Pakistani dishes

There is one common link between India and Pakistan that is hard to ignore: mouth-watering delicacies. A lot of flavors have been borrowed on either side of the border. We give you a list of some authentic and delectable Pakistani dishes that are a must have!

1) Mutanjan

Mutanjan is rice boiled with food coloring, milk and sugar. It is a variety of zarda and is a sweet dish that is laced with the flavors of cardamoms, raisins, saffron, pistachios, or almonds. Mutanjan is a staple at weddings and other traditional functions.




2) Aloo Bukhary ki Chutney

Aloo Bukhara is nothing but plum. This is an authentic Pakistani chutney made with chopped plum. It is then blended with sugar, salt, and other spices. You can have it with regular meals or snacks.


aloo chutney


3) Dum Pukht

This is a dish the taste of which takes as much time to leave your thoughts as it takes to cook the dish. In Dum Pukht, meat and vegetables are cooked over a very low flame in a sealed container. This process is called Dum. The result is a dish that is hard to resist.


dum pukht


4) Nihari

This is a traditional stew made of slow-cooked beef or lamb with the bone marrow. It is sometimes served with cooked brain. This mutton curry literally melts in the mouth and is savored by many.




5) Chargha

A chicken that is cooked whole, that is what Chargha is. This is an authentic Lahori delicacy. The marinated chicken is roasted and cooked on flaming coal. Does that make your mouth water?




6) Gushtaba

Gushtaba consists of minced mutton balls that are cooked in curd and spices. It is a rich dish that melts in the mouth and is a sinful indulgence.




7) Chicken Karahi

This dish is known for its spicy flavors and for how wonderfully capsicum is blended in it. When made with goat or lamb, it is called gosht karahi. This yummy gravy can be enjoyed with naans or rotis alike.


chicken karai

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