Photos of Typical Pakistani Dishes

Best Punjabi Lunch; Sarsoun Ka Saag, Makkai Ki Roti and Achaar

Typical Pakistani Food: Sarsoun ka saag, Makkai ki roti and achaar -  Pakistani Dishes

Yummy Chunnay with Dahi and Coriandar (Dhaniya)

Typical Pakistani Food : Chunnay with Dahi and coriandar (Dhaniya) - Pakistani Dishes

Delicious Channa Pulao, a Popular Dish

Typical Pakistani Food: Channa Pulao, a popular dish - Pakistani Dishes

Mouth-watering Seekh Kababs

Typical Pakistani Food : Mouth-watering Seekh kebabs - Pakistani Dishes

Tempting Beef Shami Kababs with Salad

Typical Pakistani Food : Beef Shami kababs with salad -  Pakistani Dishes

Mouthwatering Chappal Kababs, a Favourite Dish in KPK 

Typical Pakistani Food : Mouthwatering Peshawari Chappal Kababs - Pakistani Dishes

Kofta (Meat Balls) Curry

Typical Pakistani Food:  Kofta Curry (Meat Balls) - Pakistani Dishes

Appetizing Purrian Chunnay

Photos of Typical Pakistani Food: Purrian Chunnay, typical breakfast on holidays - Pakistani Dishes

Red Spicy Qatlama (Katlama):  ‘Qatlama’ is a Pakistani spicy savory, which is made with dough mixed with chili powder, garam masala and red food coloring. Qatlama is actually a Pakistani version of the central Asian Katlama which is a pizza-like dish.

Typical Pakistani Food - Red spicy Katlama (Qatlama) - Delicious Pakistani Dishes

Local Pizza of Peshawar. These are naans and also called ‘masalidara rotai’ or tikala’ by locals of Peshawar. Tikala means food , khana, roti, etc in one of the many dialects of the Pashtu language.These naans have a variety of fillings and named according to those fillings, such as Qeema walay Naan, Aalu walay naan, Chicken naan, etc.

Photos of Typical Pakistani Food: Qeema walay Naan, Aalu walay naan, Chicken naan -  Pakistani Dishes

Samosa with Green Chutni

Typical Pakistani Food: Samosa with Green Chutni - Pakistani Dishes

Preparation of Fresh Crispy Samosas

Typical Pakistani Food: Fresh crispy Samosas are being prepared - Pakistani Dishes

Gol Gappay: The Street Snack. The Gol Gappa is a popular street snack in all over Pakistan, especially in Lahore and Karachi. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and mostly filled with ‘Imli ka Paani’ (Tamarind water). Some people also like it filled with tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, boiled pieces of potato, onion and chickpeas. This yummy delight is generally small enough to fit completely into one’s mouth.

Photos of Typical Pakistani Food : Gol Gappay are popular in Karachi and Lahore - Pakistani Dishes

Rasmalai, a Dessert

Typical Pakistani Food: Image of Pakistani Rasmalai, a dessert  - Pakistani Dishes

Jalebi, a Sweet Treat

Typical Pakistani Food: Pakistani Jalebi, a sweet treat - Pakistani Dishes

Qulfa with Falooda: A Tasty Sweet Delight

Typical Pakistani Food: Qulfa with Falooda, a sweet delight -  Pakistani Dishes

Qulfi (Ice Cream) with Pistachio and Almond

Typical Pakistani Food: Qulfi (Ice Cream on stick) - Pakistani Dishes

Lassi (Buttermilk), a Favourite Pakistani DrinkPreparation of Lassi (Buttermilk) by ‘Pehlwaan Jee’

Typical Pakistani Food: Preparation of Lassi (Buttermilk) - Pakistani Dishes

‘Fiqay ki Lassi’ (Shop located at Garhi Shahu, Lahore). It is the best Lassi in Lahore. Their classic ‘peray wali lassi’ is very popular.

'Fiqay ki Lassi' (Shop located at Garhi Shahu, Lahore)

Gannay Ka Russ (Sugarcane Juice)

Typical Pakistani Food: Gannay ka Russ (Sugarcane juice) - Pakistani Dishes

Preparation of Gannay Ka Russ (Sugarcane Juice)

Typical Pakistani Food: Preparation of Gannay ka Russ (Sugarcane juice) - Pakistani Dishes

 Baraf Ka Gola (Ice Candy)

Typical Pakistani Food: Baraf Ka Gola (Pakistani Ice Candy) - Pakistani Dishes

Preparation of Baraf Ka Gola (Ice Candy)

Typical Pakistani Food: Preparation of Baraf Ka Gola (Ice Candy) - Pakistani Dishes

‘Maroonda': Pakistani Rice Cracker, A Poor Man’s Dessert 

Typical Pakistani Food : Maroonda; Pakistani Rice Cracker - Pakistani Dishes

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  1. Muslim Khan says:

    MASHA ALLAH merey dais ki her cheeez piaree hai. Kulfi is looking so nice.

    • Baiju Bawra says:

      My dear Muslim Khan,
      Aise likhte hain English mai Urdu;”Masha Allah mere desh ki her cheez pyari hai”.

  2. Mouth watering. Love it.

  3. Ismatullah Butt says:

    Really very useful list and images of Pakistani traditional food. It will facilitate introduction of Pakistan eating habits to the world.

  4. Sajjad Ali says:

    Trés bon Pakistanais plats. I love Pakistan!!

  5. Nice to see these pics, I am a Pakistani chef, there are so many typical desi Pakistani dishes. I want a joint venture with you. Reply me, please.

  6. Ali Raza says:

    Very very awesome Posts about My Pakistan!

  7. I also like these dishes.

  8. U K Madan says:

    Perhaps except for TIKALA all these Pakistani Dishes are Indian dishes as well.
    I see amazing resemblance between our two people in all aspects of life.
    67 years after division we are just the same.

    • Aziz-ur-Rehman says:

      I will like to know your understanding about TIKALA. In our province KPK, some Pathans of a particular area e.g. Afridis refer to meals as TIKALA. There are others who refer it as MARHAi. I don’t think its a particular dish.
      Since your name suggests you hail from India, it will be interesting to know from you about TIKALA.

      • U K Madan says:

        Dear Mr. Aziz-ur-Rehman,

        Thanks for clarifying that TIKALA is a type of ROTI and not really a Dish and also for giving other references.

        We do have Stuffed Roti / Parantha and Naan in India but I have not come across the type of Roti / Tikala that you have.

        Yes I am from New Delhi.
        My parents lived in Quetta before Partition.
        I am proud to have details of my last TEN GENERATIONS all of whom were born and lived in what is now Pakistan.
        I was born in New Delhi in July 1947.
        As kids we used to discuss with our parents and other elders about lives in their native places and that is why I am always keen to know about Pakistan and its culture.

        • AzizurRehman says:

          Welcome. In our country, as a result of electronic media’s programmes on different channels promoting ‘Culinary Recipes,’ peculiar dishes have not been confined to their respective areas / regions. In Punjab, Gujranwala is the place, where people are very fond of consuming all type of meat, white as well as red,including fish,chicken, mutton, beef, small birds e.g. Chirras, Batteras, etc, not to exclude Kajeji, gurde, kapoore, siri paye.
          But peculiarity of Punjab is the items of Dairy products, such as Lassi, Kulfi-Falooda, cheese, maawe ki mithai, etc.
          Coming to the point, Quetta and Baluchistan eatery outlets specialize in preparing mutton dishes, mutton Bar-B-Q and an item called Joints, which I have not found in other areas of the country. Another specialty of Quetta is Balochi Chappals (foot ware).
          Stay blessed.

  9. Huff!! Love it.

  10. Maj Sirajuddin Ahmed, USA says:

    I started on strict diet just three days ago. Accidentally I went on this site and I was forced to go to the kitchen to make a paratha and deep fry peppers. You have posted the most wonderful dishes. Please remove this site during Ramadan as many may give up their fast.

  11. Very Pakistani. Good Post.

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