Pakistan has borders with Afghanistan, India, Iran and the Arabian Sea. The terrain varies from rugged and mountainous to flat, alluvial plains. Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea near the mouth of the Indus. The streets are lively with hundreds of street restaurants, teahouses, samosa and […]Read More
Pakistani cuisine is known for its richness and flavour, and varies greatly from region to region due to the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Food from Punjab and Sindh exhibits similarities to that of Northern India – highly seasoned & spicy!
Dishes in Balochistan, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Tribal Areas use mild, aromatic spices and less oil, similar to the cuisines of nearby Afghanistan and Iran.
International and fusion dishies, and fast food are popular in the cities, blending local and foreign recipes. Population lifestyle changes means ready-made masala and other seasonings and curries are becoming ever more popular. Balanced against that, the ethnic of Pakistan means dishes vary from house to house, often quite different from the traditional Pakistani cuisine.
Pakistani Cuisine, Food & Recipes
People The population of the country is 135.28 million (1997 estimates). The current growth rate of 2.82% is the highest among nine most populous countries of the world. Of the four provinces Punjab has 56.5% of the total population, Sindh has 22.6%, NWFP including Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is 15.7%, and Balochistan has 5.1%. Sindh […]Read More
Basic Subsistence: At its simplest, Pakistani cooking today consists of staple foods which are cheap and abundant. Wheat and other flour products are the mainstay of the diet, one familiar form being CHAPATI, an unleavened bread akin to a Mexican tortilla. This is made with dough prepared from whole wheat flour. Another basic food is […]Read More
Kheer Kheer 2 Besan Burfi Sewian Mango Ice Cream Rice Flour Pudding Gulab Jamuns Suji Halva Carrot Halva Rasgoola Kheer (Vermicelli Pudding) Recipe from Dalbir Chadda: What makes this dessert unusual is that it is not as sweet as most Indian desserts. It is fairly simple to make. Make sure that the vermicelli is very […]Read More
Aaloo Bukharay Ki Chutney Pokara Dipping Sauces Sambar Powder Rasam Powder Kabob Sauce Podina Chutney Spiced Fruit Chutney Aaloo Bukharay Ki Chutney Ingredients Dried plums (aaloo bukharay) 1/4 kg Water 2 cups Sugar 1/2 cup or to taste Salt To taste peppers(ground) To taste Red chilli powder To taste Vineger 1/2 cup Red food colour(optional) […]Read More
Pokara Red Kidney Beans Red Lentil Soup Rice With Potatoes, Cilantro And Mint Vegetables in a Yoghurt and Coconut Sauce Spiced Potatoes In Tamarind Sauce Pumpkin Fugadh Pumpkin Soup Uppama Alu Carrot Pickle Eggplant In Ginger-Tamarind Sauce Red Kidney Beans (Rajma) Serving Size : 6 Ingredients 2 c Red kidney bean 3 qt Water […]Read More
Chicken Jalfarezi Ginger Chicken Palak Muragh Anokhay Kabaab Raan Masaledar Prawns in Spicy Coconut Sauce Chicken Masalah Lamb Pasanday Taway kay Kabab Nauratan Galawat kay Kabab Shahi Korma Chicken Jalfarezi Ingredients 3 lb. Chicken breast-boneless 8 oz Green Pepper 8 oz Tomato 8 oz Onion (Red-Large) 1 t Cumin Seed 10 Garlic cloves 2 oz […]Read More
By far the most dynamic and popular music of Pakistan is qawwali, which has been internationally popularized by stars like Nusrat Ali Khan. Qawwali, in multiple forms, is widespread throughout Pakistan and Northern India. Qawwali refers to both the performance and the genre of music. Qawwals typically consist of a lead vocalist, two back-up vocalists […]Read More
The pleasures of Pakistan are old: Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples, Islamic palaces, tombs and pleasure grounds, and widely spaced Anglo-Mogul Gothic mansions – some in a state of dereliction which makes their grandeur even more emphatic. Scuplture is dominated by Graeco-Buddhist friezes, and crafts by ceramics, jewellery, silk goods and engraved woodwork and metalwork. Even […]Read More
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor – March 11, 2008 Pakistan is a federal republic with a population of approximately 168 million. The head of state is President Pervez Musharraf, who assumed power after overthrowing the civilian government in 1999 and was elected president […]Read More