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Five Pakistani breakfasts fit for a weekend feast

Five Pakistani breakfasts fit for a weekend feast


Pakistan is one of the country’s that has taken the phrase ‘breakfast like a king’ to heart. From urban centres to rural outskirts, low calorie meals to binge indulgence, Pakistani breakfasts are wide-variety feasts enjoyed all over the country. Here are five of the most best Pakistani breakfast items that you need to try this weekend.

Halwa Puri

Topping the list is of course, halwa puri. This is Pakistani version of pancakes are the most beloved breakfast dish in the whole country. Served at roadside dhabbas and restaurants across the nation, halwa puri is available everywhere. The best thing about is, if you’re not in the mood for intensely sweet halwa to pair with your puri, you can always mix it up by having chanas, aloos or eggs.


Nihari is by far the King of Pakistani breakfast. The word ‘nihari’ actually comes from the Arabic word ‘nahaar’ meaning ‘early morning’. The dish contains a slow cooked beef, mutton or chicken in a greasy, spicy, stew. It usually comes with green chillis, ginger, coriander and lemon to sprinkle on top giving it that extra punch.


Parathas are an irresistible staple in Pakistani diets. The term paratha literally translates to ‘layers of cooked dough’. These delicious flatbreads can be filled with a variety of things depending on your taste; aloo parathas, mooli parathas and even meetha parathas. Of course, you can always have a plain paratha and pair it with eggs or chanas. However you choose to enjoy this dish, it’s likely you’ll be full to the brim but deeply satisfied by the time you’re done with your meal.


Thinly sliced meat, lentils, green chilli, coriander, ginger and lemon make for this insanely popular Pakistan dish. Haleem can be enjoyed with roti, naan or paratha. Dubbed a ‘generosity dish’, Haleem is always prepared with the intension of sharing so make sure you grab a group of people this weekend to enjoy this Pakistani delicacy with.

Siri Paye

Siri Paye literally translates to ‘head and feet’, which is exactly what it is! The processed head and feet of goat are cooked into a spicy stew to create this delicious dish. This traditional breakfast is typically cooked overnight so that it can marinate in the flavouring. This dish is also a very typical Punjabi breakfast dish.

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