Pakistani food is considered one of the notorious food around the world. Although, it frequently gets confused with Indian food. Still, over the decade’s Pakistani food has created its own oneness and successfully spell-bounded the savorers, be it within Pakistan or outdoors.
We, Pakistanis are food suckers and we drink everyone and everything with wide-open arms. We enjoy being shamefaced with giving a “ Pakistani touch” to whatever we import, and the food is no different.
Did you know there are several notorious Pakistani foods that we allowed are of Pakistani origin and unfortunately they’re not?
So Foodnerd has dug down to the roots of some of the so-called Pakistani food in this blog.
Okay, this may shock you a little but our cherished libation “ chai” didn’t bear in the sub-continent region. The libation that actually energies whole Pakistan began from China which was vulgarized by Britishers in the key. And it’s no surprise that Pakistan is among countries that consume tonnes of tea every time. According to a report, Pakistanis consumed1.7 a million tonnes of black tea in 2018 and it’s anticipated to keep growing.
Another super succulent food doesn’t have Pakistani roots. Samosa, a triangular-shaped snack filled with varied vegetables is loved and consumed throughout the country. It’s actually an Arab food, which Arab raiders introduced during the tenth century in the key. And Pakistanis have developed their own unique taste which is unique, delicious, and lip-smacking. A must-have road food if you’re visiting Pakistan and binge on these crisp samosas with chutney.
Another stunner! Indeed Jalebi isn’t from this region. Yes, history at times can make you a little sad. Jalebi was introduced by Arabs to the key regions and Africa. It’s maybe one of the most notorious food in the middle east and appertained to as zulbia/ labia. So we aren’t the only nation fond of this crisp ring-shaped sweet. Don’t be too sad because Jalebi is now more Pakistani than any other country. We just owe it when it comes to taste. Do you agree?
Biryani is neither Pakistani nor Indian cookery. The most notorious key dish was introduced to us by Turk and Arab raiders. Biryani is known as a Mughlai dish since cuisine came art of expression during the Mughal period in the sub-continent and they introduced this region with several fashions like biryani, pulao, and kebab. Back in the Mughal days, it was served to royals and now consumed in every home of the key.
Did any of the below made you suppose “ No way! This can’t be true!” The same is the case with us. But no matter where these dishes came from. What matters is that these dishes have come a long way since they were introduced to us. They’re now Pakistani dishes for us and hold full citizenship rights just like biryani, which lives in Karachi, and Hyderabad. Whether it’s a chai, jalebi or samosa, they all have come a part of our lives, culture, and diurnal routine. We’re going to consume these succulent food particulars whenever we will crave for.