Food for most people is passion and love. Some people are born to eat and other eat to live. Given the infestation of bills and receipts in my wallet I am definitely the former. Growing up in a Pakistani household one of our earliest memories is wandering around in the kitchen while our moms cooked and we longed for all the delicious food. Moreover, the food at dawats gives us an opportunity to flaunt the dishes passed onto us by generations. In other words they are goals. But Goals are what dumb girls post on instagram when they find something aspiring like a relationship or their social group. This opens a whole new dimension to fake comments like ‘omg you are so perf’ ‘no babe, not more than you’. And you basically suck up to each other declaring you are better. Like what?
These are FOOD GOALS! Something more for all of us to live for.
First off, there is a huge difference between the Indian food and Pakistani food. They DONOT taste the same and the preparations vary widely. Second, we have no authentic Pakistani cuisine. Our food is a blend of different cultures and traditions. Even though we live in one country, the food of one province differs from the other. But here are the best things we all have tried or should try from each province. And here we can justify the reason that why Pakistani cuisine is the best you will find in your whole zindagi?
No matter how much islamabis or lahoris try to deny it, they donot know what biryani really is. Karachi wins! It has more aloos and more spices blended together to have a fun party in your mouth. Sindh is to thank for this amazing biryani.
It is a slow cooked stew usually made from lamb but chicken and meat can be used. The garam garam naam and coriander, chillies, fried onion and garlic sprinkled over the stew is definitely nothing to miss.
How can anyone resist the meaty kebabs? We have our pathan bhais from KPK to thank for this succulent dish. It is not really a patty but a mixture of meat; onions; spices and tomatoes, perfect to tantalize our taste buds. The best part is the patty is bigger than our hands. This challenges any foodie to finish it.
Be it of a lamb, chicken or meat, it never minimizes the excitement at any BBQ parties. And if you are a real Punjabi you’ll gulp down a whole chicken just like that.
Call it pulav, polo or whatever, this dish is found in every nook and corner of Peshawar. It has made its way to other provinces with variations according to their own taste but it’s still delicious.