Pakistani cuisine

Aloo Gobi – Potato and Cauliflower

Aloo gobi is a dry Indian, Nepali and Pakistani cuisine dish made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gob(h)i) and Indian spices. It is yellowish in colour, due to the use of turmeric, and occasionally contains kalonji and curry leaves. Other common ingredients include garlic, ginger, onion, coriander stalks, tomato, peas, and cumin. A number of variations and similar dishes exist, but the name remains the same.

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Aloo Gosht – Beef and Potato Stew

This is classic winter comfort food – it’s easy to throw together and will make the house smell wonderful as it simmers, and the warm spices make it a welcome alternative to an everyday beef stew. It’s not exactly a weeknight dish since it has to simmer for a bit, but a pot is great on Friday and it’s even better over the next couple days of the weekend. Feel free to throw in some extra veggies like carrots or chopped spinach!

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Aloo Gosht – Lamb and Potato Stew

Aloo gosht (Urdu: آلو گوشت‎) is a meat curry in Pakistani and North Indian cuisine. It consists of potatoes (aloo) cooked with meat (gosht), usually lamb or mutton, in a stew-like shorba gravy. The dish can be served and eaten with plain rice or with bread such as roti, paratha or naan.

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Aloo Paratha – Potato Stuffed Paratha

Parathas are a bread dish originating from the Indian subcontinent; one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout western, central and northern regions of India as well as in Pakistan. This recipe uses the most popular filling – Potatoes. Aloo Parathas are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

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Aloo Tikki – Potato Cutlet

Aloo Tikki is a common snack in northern parts of India. When being served with chana masala, it’s a complete meal in itself where as with tomato sauce,it can be a delicious snack! Aloo tikki is spiced potato mash, fried and then served hot. So, to prepare the spice mix, which invariably decides the flavour and taste of tikki, you may have to personalise it to your taste.

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Balushahi – Buttermilk Doughnuts

This is a North Indian delicacy – a classic dessert which can be found in every street corner sweet shop. Balushahi is flaky on the outside and soft on the inside. They literally just melt in your mouth. This is a perfect sweet for any festive occasion!

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Bun Kebab

Busy stalls selling bun kabab are a typical sight on the streets of Karachi which come alive at night after locals finish work and need a quick and spicy snack. There are many regional variations to this street food favourite, one of which is the addition of a fried egg or an omelette.

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Chaat Masala

Chaat masala (Hindi चाट मसाला, Urdu چاٹ مصالہ; also spelled chat masala) is a spice powder mix or masala used in culinary traditions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily in Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine.

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Chapli Kebab

The chapli kebab is a popular barbecue and street food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the city of Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan, as well as eastern Afghanistan. It can be served and eaten hot with naan bread, rice, or in buns and sandwiches such as a bun kebab.

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Chicken Dopiaza – Chicken Curry with Onions

Dopiaza is a South-Asian curry dish. It is prepared with a large amount of onions, both cooked in the curry and as a garnish.

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Doogh – Persian Yoghurt Drink

Yoghurt is not just for smoothies or frozen treats. In the Middle-East and Mediterranean, yoghurt is a staple in the diet. It is served as a side dish, appetiser, marinade and dessert. It is consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And, it is also used in drinks.

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Egg Bhurji – Masala Egg Scramble

Egg Bhurji is great for days when your refrigerator has no vegetables in it or you are just too tired to cook and need something quick! It can be served at breakfast, lunch or dinner, Masala Egg Scramble is fantastic any time of the day.

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Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a popular dessert in countries of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. In Nepal it is widely known as Rasbari, served with or without curd, which is a popular dessert on all occasions. It is made of a dough consisting mainly of milk solids. Traditionally, khoya, an Indian milk product (buffalo milk) is rolled into a ball together with some flour and then deep fried, but at a low temperature.

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Naan Bread – Leavened Indian Flatbread

Naan bread is a yeast-raised East Indian flat bread with a delicious chewy texture, traditionally cooked in a clay oven or tandoor. Try making your own deliciously doughy naans using this fabulous recipe.

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Tandoori Chicken with Pilaf

Tandoori chicken is a popular Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani dish consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yoghurt and spices.

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