Introduction of Pakistani Food
Pakistani food varies greatly from region to region, reflecting the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Pakistan consists of four provinces and tribal areas. it has four weather in a year. Every area has its own kind of food. Choice of food also depend on the kind of weather. Sumer food is different then winter food. Although being part of South Asia, Pakistani cuisine has some similarities with different regions of the Indian subcontinent, originating from the royal kitchens of sixteenth-century Mughal emperors. Pakistan has a greater variety of meat dishes compared to the rest of the sub-continent. Pakistani cooking uses large quantities of spices, herbs and seasoning. Garlic, ginger, turmeric, red chilli and garam masala are used in almost in all dishes. everyday food of Pakistani people consists of Curry and Chapati or rice. Chapati is a thin flat bread made from wheat and is served with meat, vegetable or lentil curry.
Traditional Food Of Pakistan
Biryani & Pulaos
They are part of every feast. they are combination of rice and chicken or meat. People are crazy about Biryani. it comes in different forms like Mutton Biryani, Sindhi BIryani, Tikka Biryani, aalo Biryani etc.
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Pulao comes second after it. It has many forms and methods of cooking because of the variation of culture and differences of areas.
Korma & Nehari
Meat is involved in cooking both the dishes. People enjoy eating them on special occasions such as weddings, dinners, parties and hangouts etc.
They are essential part of Pakistani lunch and dinner. they are made of minced meat.There is a wide variety of kababs in like Shami Kabab, Tikka Kabab, Gola Kabab, Seekh Kabab, Aalo kabab, Chapli Kabab and many many more. Kebabs are eaten in many ways, either on their own with salad or with Naan or Chaptti.
other traditional food include Halwa & Puri, Hareesa, Haleem, Saji, Maki (maize flour) chapatti and Sarsoon ( mustard) Saag, Chicken karrahi,
Sattu is made by mixing Barely seeds with water or milk and sugar. it is summer drink and is very refreshing.
Lassi is part of every house’s breakfast and lunch during summer. This is made up of yogurt and milk.
It is national drink of Pakistan. it is used mostly during midday in summer. It has been proven beneficial for heart, brain, kidneys and eyes.
It is mainly an Arabian drink but is very popular in Pakistan especially in winter. In some areas it is used regularly. Different kind of herbs are used in making Qahva. It is also used as a medicine for several diseases.