6 Famous Dishes That Define Pakistani Food Culture

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The country of Pakistan is full of hearty people, who love to eat, and the desi diet is an obsession. People don’t care whether the dish has some extra carbohydrates or floating in oil. A large number of restaurants are offering exquisite cuisines. However, we are still obsessed with our Pakistani food culture. We have found 6 famous dishes and cuisines that are loved by each and almost every Pakistani.

6 Famous Dishes of Pakistani Food Culture


It takes 6-8 hours and a lot of effort to make tarkay wali Nihari.  People love nihari with khameeri roti, and nihari with maghaz (fried brain) also makes a perfect combination. Whereas, nalli nihari garnish with some nicely sliced coriander leaves, fresh lemon a, and ginger is a firm favorite.



Paye with freshly made naan is our all-time favorite breakfast. It is one of the most famous meals for brunch. The perfect combination of spices is love because once you eat; you will want to eat it regularly. Payee is also known as trotters (or hoof) of a cow, goat, buffalo or sheep.

Halwa Puri

halwa puri
This is a national Sunday breakfast across the country. Puri, halwa, along with masala chana is no less than perfection. Puri is made of gram flour, deep-fried in oil, while halwa is made from Suji. Being a Pakistani food culture lover, you’ll always prefer halwa puri for breakfast. In fact, for most of us, Sunday isn’t complete without having halwa puri breakfast. You can also include aloo bhujya with halwa puri for rich and mouthwatering taste.

Biryani Pakistani culture food

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The love for biryani is originated from Persia and is never-ending. It is the most popular food in Pakistani food culture. Our weddings are incomplete without serving this dish. IT SHOULD BE PERFECT. We can compromise over anything, but when it comes to Biryani, there is no single restaurant here in Pakistan from where you cannot get it. Every region has its own kind of chicken biryani, beef biryani, mutton biryani, Bombay biryani, Sindhi biryani, – you name it, and it will be presented to you!



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Are e you fond of barbecues? In Pakistan, there is not a single occasion complete without serving barbecue. This dish is not so easy to prepare and is mostly prepared by an experienced cook.


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Light and mildly spiced Haleem is a combination of chicken and pulses.  It’s a dish that takes almost six to eight hours to get prepared; needs to be cooked by experienced people. Haleem is a top desi dish of Pakistani food culture and serves great lunch option.

Pakistanis are food lovers, and the above popular Pakistani food culture cuisine list is not exhaustive. Naan or chapatis accompanies every meal. You can explore a lot of traditional dishes in different regions of Pakistan.


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