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Pakistani Food Culture

Misbah loves to cook — she is a good cook — she cooks for her family on weekends and the family loves the taste of her cooked foods.

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The Pakistani Food

How can someone not like food? Each country has its own style of eating and cooking food. And all cultures are unique from each other. Today I will tell you about some Pakistani foods that you will enjoy a lot. Pakistani food is highly appreciated in the world because of its hot spices. Pakistanis are eager to eat spicy food.

Pakistani girls have been fond of cooking since childhood. There is a saying in Pakistan that "the path of touching the heart of the husband passes through his stomach". So almost every girl in Pakistan is a perfect cook.
There are a lot of cultural Pakistani foods, but here I will tell you about some foods that you may not know much.

Khadi kabab Dumpukth-(Whole Baby Lamb Stuffed With Rice)

A fresh Whole Baby Lamb is marinated with special spices, is stuffed with rice and vegetables. Slow roasted for eight to nine hours in the oven, originally cooked under the ground on fire. Serves approx 15 -20 people

When the lamb is fully roasted and is tender enough, it is sliced with a knife and the rice lava comes out. The smell and taste of this traditional Pakistani food are mouth-watering. One cannot stop himself from eating this wonderful Pakistani dish.

It takes a long time to prepare this meal, but believe me, it is just worth it.
Mainly this food is served in marriage ceremonies or a banquet. The taste is unique. You can definitely call it a Royal Dish.



Gol Gappe (a perfect snack)

Gol gappe is Pakistani most common street food. You will see stalls along with roads at every little distance.
Gol gappe is the delicious snack you can ever have. Gol gappe is basically a fried hollow puri made up of all-purpose flour-shaped small rounds of flatbread and then deep-fried.
Gol gappe is served with a mixture of spice-flavored water, chickpeas, mint sauce, tamarind sauce, and boiled potatoes.

You have to fill the gol gappas with all these ingredients and eat it... The taste is tangy and the water is sour and spicy taste. No one can just take one.

Children of age seven to older, people of 70 years, can't resist eating Gol Gappa. The best snack anyone can ever have. I bet!

Chole Bhature- (A royal brunch dish)

A Pakistani Punjabi dish mostly served in breakfasts on weekends. The dish is basically from the Punjab province.
People eat it for breakfasts well, it is a whole meal.

Chole is tangy and spicy; chickpeas and Bhature are fried flatbread made up of all-purpose flour.
The kneading of the dough for bhature is different from the usual dough. Bhature dough is kneaded along with spices like cummin — read chili flakes, green chillies, onions, salt, urid, lentils, yeast and yoghurt.

The dough takes a long time to get prepared for making fried flatbread. Usually, it can take up to five hours to rise the dough properly.

There are a lot of small stalls in food streets that serve Chole Bhature. It is the yummiest dish, which can be served at lunch or breakfast. It Can be taken as a brunch item and it is very heavy food.

Mutton Kunna

Kunna is a Punjabi word, a clay pot. The dish originated from the Chiniot district of Punjab, Pakistan
Kunna is a very highrichch-textured mutton curry.
The mutton-in kunna is very tender, as soft as snow. The bones slip very easily from the meat. It is a rich, textured stew, which is cooked under the ground in a clay pot. And it also takes a long time to get ready to eat.

Kunna is prepared with mutton leg and shank, cut into big pieces. Nowadays as technology has changed our lifestyles so, the dish can be easily prepared at home on the stove in a clay pot called "haandi". In my home, we use clay pots to cook food. My mother has always said that clay pot brings an amazing aroma and taste to the food. The dish is served with hot naan. The People of Pakistan heartily enjoy eating it.



Gurde Kapure

Gurde kapure is street food in Pakistan. It is a nice and spicy curry with mince, lamb, kidneys, and liver.

Cooked in a heavy tomato sauce with freshly roasted garam masala (mixed spices). It is super easy and yummy food. It is very quick to Cook dish. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare it. It is mostly served at dinner. It is spicy in taste and served with naan or roti.



Parda Biryani

Parda biryani is a unique biryani Pakistani food. Parda is an Urdu language word — it means curtain in English. The rice with spices and meat is stuffed in a wheat chapati and is hidden until the curtain is cut by a knife.

The texture is super smooth and crunchy from the outside seems like a curtain. Everything is hidden behind the curtain. The rich taste of dum parda biryani is super delicious and when it is cut down spreads an amazing aroma.
The dish is served as a main course. Mostly this dish is prepared on weekends, as it is family time. A good treat for guests as well.



There are a lot more Pakistani foods, but here I mentioned just a few that are not very well known. Hope you enjoyed the article.

See how this Canadian guy explores and loves the taste of the Pakistani Food

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh


Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 13, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Rosina khan

khadi kabab is a real different meal, there are many more, maybe sometime later I will write another article mentioning a few more.

khadi kabab is the famous dish of Quetta, Pakistan

You are always welcome, Pakistani people are very hospitable


Rosina S Khan on February 12, 2021:

I enjoyed reading about all the special delicious Pakistani dishes, Misbah. But like many, Khadi Kabab is my favorite. If I ever go to Pakistan, I would like try it in a restaurant or food shop. Waiting in anticipation of that day. LOL!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 12, 2021:

Yes, Greg Cain, no doubts Khadi Kabab Dumpukth is very different and delicious.

The video shows how it is cooked in real. The preparation procedure will amaze you.

Stay Blessed

greg cain from Idaho, USA on February 12, 2021:

Yummy! Yes, these all look scrumptious, and I'd particularly love to try the Khadi kabab Dumpukth. Looks and sounds so good! Nicely done!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 12, 2021:

Thank you so much, MG Singh, yes, most of the foods are from Punjab, Pakistan but I think khadi kabab and mutton kunna are not very well known in India. As we were the part of sub-continent so the foods are more likely to be same but the flavoring is a little different.


MG Singh emge from Singapore on February 12, 2021:

This is a wonderful article and I loved reading it. Come to think of it all these dishes are very popular in India also particularly in Punjab.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 12, 2021:

Thank you so much, Pamela

I am glad you liked the Pakistani cuisine.

There are many more, maybe sometime later I will write another article mentioning a few more.

Pakistanis are food lovers


Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 12, 2021:

YES Hx Super Tasty Khana (SUPER TASTY FOOD)

Thank you for appreciating


Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 12, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating Jodah

Oh, my mistake no one can die from eating gol gappas... they are very tasty

Thank you for pointing out the mistake.

Khadi kabab is super delicious and healthy.

In the youtube video, you can see how khadi kabab is prepared.

It is marinated and cooked underground in its own fat.

Sending Blessings

Hx from EARTH on February 12, 2021:

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Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 12, 2021:

What a grand feast! These dishes all look so good, Misbah. There is such a nice variety of these dishes that it is hard to choose a favorite.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 12, 2021:

All of these dishes look delicious, Misbah. I would choose the first Khadi Kabab maybe but it is a difficult choice. Tell me why children or the elderly can die from eating Gol Gappe?

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on February 12, 2021:

Hope you all will love the Pakistani Cuisine

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