25 Classic Pakistani Dishes Everyone Should Learn To Cook


Make haleem once, and you’ll never go back.

A simple biryani

Biryani can be made with either chicken or lamb and is traditionally served with a special yoghurt called raita. Find the recipe here.

Creamy moong daal

If you’re new to Pakistani cooking, daal is a good place to start. Moong daal, which is made with lentils, can be served with rice or naan and can be made either thick or soupy. Find a recipe here.

A milky cup of kashmiri chai

A specialty tea with pistachio and almonds sprinkled on top, this milky chai is packed with flavour. Find a recipe here.

A warming bowl of nihari

Although it’s traditionally made with lamb, nihari can also be made with chicken or a meat substitute. It’s typically served with naan bread and sprinkled with coriander, cut chillis, onions, ginger pieces, and lemon juice. Find a recipe here.

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