The Moghul Empire (from India) began its ruling in present-day Pakistan around 1526. Its style of cooking, called Mughlai , typically includes such ingredients as herbs and spices, almonds, and raisins. One can not ignore but notice the influence of Persia, Afghanistan and Rajasthan.
Mughal cooking remains an important part of Pakistani cuisine.
Mughlai food is known for its richness. It is famous for the exotic use of spices, dried fruit and nuts. The Mughals did everything in style and splendour. Since they ate very rich food they reduced the number of intake during the day. That is the reason why Mughlai recipes are rich in fat, carbohydrates and proteins.
Foods such as shahi tukra , a dessert made with sliced bread, milk, cream, sugar, and saffron.
Chicken tandoori are still enjoyed in the twenty-first century.
Pakistan is divided into four provinces, each with different cultures and regional specialties.
Sindh - PunJab - Balochistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Its located in Western Pakistan and Karachi is the capital of sindh. Its the industrial province of the Pakistan.
Sindhi people eat lot of machli (fish) is a regular part of Sindhi food, but only fresh water or river fish
Punjab is in Eastern Pakistan and Lahore is the capital city of Punjab. “Punj” means five and “ab” means water. It has five rivers that’s why it called Punjab.
The Punjabi cuisine is known for its rich, buttery flavours along with the extensive vegetarian and meat dishes. Sarron da saag and makki di roti (mustard leaves and unleavened corn bread) is a popular vegetable dish.
Balochistan is located in Western Pakistan and Quetta is the capital city. Its beautiful place for tourist.
Usually Baloch people have meals in morning and evening. Men and women eat separately.
Wheat, millet and rice are part of the Balochi meal. Milk, butter and vegetables are also part of Baloch cuisine. Meat is also an important part; Sajji is a popular dish in Balochistan province. It consists of whole lamb or chicken, in skewers (fat and meat intact). its eaten with hands.
It is served with a special bread "Kaak", "roti" or "naan", which is baked in an oven, wrapped around a stone "tandoor".
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is in Northwest province of the Pakistan. Peshawar is the capital of this province. People live in this province called Phastun.
Pashtun people is covered under Afghan cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, and is largely based on cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice as well as a plethora of meat dishes that includes lamb, beef, chicken, and fresh fish. Eat a lot of lamb. Their cooking, however, is considered more bland than the other regions. Oven-baked bread eaten with cubes of meat, called nan-kebab, is there favorite dish.
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