Saturday, August 7, 2010

Delicious Food of Pakistan

Pakistani Food is rich in its flavor and taste. Pakistani Cuisine is very spicy and has been greatly influenced by the afghan, Iranian and Turkish cooking style. Pakistan is one of the chief producers of rice and rice forms an important part of the daily diet of the Pakistanis. It is important to note here that rice is the staple food of Pakistan. Different types of basmati rice are produced in Pakistan and are also exported to different parts of the country. Some of the delicious rice Pakistani recipes are Chicken Pulao, Coconut Rice, Green Pulao, Masala Biriyani, Afghani Biriyani, Yellow Rice, Fish Biriyani, Moti Biriyani and vegetable Biriyani. Biriyani is one of the most delicious Pakistani Foods.
Chicken is one of the most important and loved dishes in Pakistan. Chicken is cooked in different Pakistani styles and the Pakistani Chicken Recipes are simply irresistible. Some of the important Pakistani Chicken Recipes are Chicken Jalferezi, Chicken Ginger, Chicken Keema, Chicken Tikkas, Creamy Chicken Tikka Curry and Chicken Korma.
It is broad view for the foreigners but when talk about the people living in Pakistan cuisine can be divided into 4 different sections, according to the four different provinces, as every province has differences. Punjabi cuisine is perhaps the most famous Pakistani food known around the world. Many times in cook books, this is also called North Indian Cuisine. Famous dishes include: Nihari (Beef based) eating with naan, Karahai (Chicken based) eating with naan, Sri Pai (Lamb based) Head (Sri) and Feet (Pie) of the lamb. Makhaz (Lamb based) Lamb Brain, Paalak Paneer (vegetarian) Spinach and cheese, Ojri (Goat stomach), Keema walay naan (Bread filled with minced beef), Lassi (Milk based drink) can be salty or sweet, usually drunk with breakfast

All Pakistani cuisines are very popular but as people want variety so some foreign dishes are too going to be famous here which include Chicken Shawarma which is an Arabic dish. Shawarma is like the ultimate on the go meal. Thinly sliced meat, wrapped in pita bread with veggies and sauce is a delicious quick meal. In fruits mangoes are hot favorite in summer season in the entire Pakistan and in winter same serve by oranges.
Other dishes can include Keema chawal: (rice with minced meat, spices, chillis, and can also include patatoes and eggs). There are great variations according to different cities as well as households, Khechari: A minced meat pastry, Sweet dishes can include: Kheer: Made from rice, similar to rice pudding, Saweyan: Similar to noodles, but dipped in milk, Mithai: Various types, usually obtained from stores.

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