Pakistan is not just a nation which has different cultures and languages under one flag, but that it marvels in the identity that not just one, but all of those cultures represent. Pakistan has great diversity in all that reside in different regions of the country, and thus represent their respective qualities.
We all think that Biryani seems to the most favorite and known to all dish that represents Pakistan across the globe. Well, to some extent, yes it is one of the famous ones, but there is more to Pakistani cuisine than just Biryani. (no offense) 😛
Across Pakistan, we have very many varying tastes to explode upon your taste buds. The naming one’s from each culture to die for;
Did you know that Chappal Kabab is not a direct BBQ item, but that it is one of the loved meat dishes by the Pakhtoons, more likely the pathans of Khyber Pakhtoon Khwah. Although it has traveled across the country in chicken as well, but the beauty of its sizzling smoky aroma could only be experienced in red meat mince.
Expertise in how actual Sajji is made, you will have to travel across Punjab and to Balochistan to know the details and taste of the luxurious juicy meat. The animal, mostly it’s a lamb, is stuffed with rice, and then cooked on coal. The marinating only involves salt, and is cooked in its own fat, which gives it its unique taste.
Ever heard of Sai Bhaji?? Me neither. Needless to say, if you ask a Karachite to guide you on their best dishes, they will say that Sindhi biryani has a good taste, but I reckon that you have never tasted anything like Sai Bhaji. Now, isn’t that just too arrogant?? Well, I would love to check if it’s true! 😛
The Sindhi Sai Bhaji
The very roghani “Rogan Josh”
Kashmiris have a signature cuisine, known as Rogan Josh. The word, in easy Urdu is also named as “Roghan gosht”, meaning cooking the lamb/goat meat in oil and curry. This is a main dish in the Kashmiri multi-course meal, The Wazwan.
I myself am Punjabi, and I love every kind of food and taste that my country has to offer. But, with the Punjabis, the love for Sarsoon Ka Saag and Makkai ki Roti, can never diminish!
Tangy Taste buds! 😉