Eating Habits

Pakistani’s generally eat three meals a day just like most other cultures; breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the evening most of the families have tea which goes along with snacks. During the holy month of Ramadan, the eating pattern changes to sehar and iftar. They usually go with heavy breakfast like prathas, halwa poori and chickpeas, traditional Sunday’s breakfast is  SIRI-PAYAY (head and foot of sheep and cow) or nihari ( a dish which is cooked overnight to get the meat extremely tender) many people take ‘BONG’ (shank curry) in their Sunday brunch.

A typical Pakistani lunch consists of meat curry or SHORBA along with rice or a pile of ROTI. DAAL CHAWAL is among the most commonly taken dishes at lunch. Popular lunch dishes may include aloo gosht (meat and potato curry ) alongwith rotis, naan or rice. Dinner is considered as main meal of the day as the whole family gathers for the occasion. food which requires more preparation and which is more savoury ( such as biryani, nihari, kofte, kebabs, qeema and qorma) are prepared. They are served with roti or naan along with yogurt, pickle and salad. Desserts include kheer, guLab jamun, shahi tukry, gajraila, qulfi or ras malai. Pakistani snacks comprise food items in Pakistan that are quick to prepare, spicy and fried. These snacks are often sold by hawkers on footpaths railway stations and other such places, may also be served at restaurants. Some typical snacks are DAHI BHALLA, ALOO TIKKI, CHANA MASALA, CHAPLI KEBAB, SHAMI KEBAB, SEEKH KEBAB,MALAI TIKKA KEBAB, PAKORA AND PAPAD. Other includes katchauri pakoras, gol gappy, samosas. In addition to traditional food fast food is also very famous across the country. in big cities there is presence of many outlets of international fast food restaurants that includes KFC, McDonald’s,  Pizza Hut, Subway, Domino’s , Burger King etc. they serve different variety of pizza burgers and many other foods.