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Pakistani Food & Drink

GOLA GANDA – Shaved Ice – Snow Cones – Chuski – Kakigōri – Raspadinha

Shaved ice is a large family of ice-based dessert made of fine shavings of ice or finely crushed ice and sweet condiments or syrups. Usually, the syrup is added after the ice has been frozen and shaved—typically at the point of sale. However, flavoring can also be added before freezing. The dessert is consumed world-wide in various forms and manners. Shaved ice can also mixed with large quantities of liquid to produce shaved ice drinks.

The first documented “shaved ice” dessert was made in 27 B.C.E. The Roman Emperor Nero sent slaves to collect snow from nearby mountains that he then flavored with a fruit and honey mixture.

In South Asia, snow cones are enjoyed as a low-cost summer treat, often shaved by hand.In Pakistan it is often referred to as Gola ganda (Urdu: گولا گنڈا)
In India known as Chuski; flavored with sugar syrups, fruit flavors and several other indigenous flavors like rose, khus, or kala-khatta. It is often topped with condensed milk.

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Zarda – Sweet Rice made the traditional Pakistani way

Zarda is a traditional South Asian sweet dish, made by boiling rice with (orange) food coloring, milk and sugar, and flavoured with cardamoms, raisins, saffron, pistachios or almonds. The name Zarda comes from Persian and Urdu ‘zard’ meaning ‘yellow’, hence named since the food coloring added to the rice gives it a yellow color. Zarda is typically served after a meal. In Pakistan and India, zarda was and still remains a popular dessert on weddings.

A slightly different version is also made in Pakistan and called ‘Mutanjan’. Instead of yellow food coloring, multiple food colorings are added so the rice grains are of multiple colors. Additionally, candied fruits (murabba) and nuts are an essential part of Mutanjan.


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Halwa Puri Cholay is the Pakistani Traditional Breakfast eaten all over Pakistan.
It is a delicious combination of sweet halwa, spicy chick peas and hot crunchy puris.
Halwa Puri Cholay is also enjoyed in most of USA, UK and other countries around the world.


The golgappa (also known as panipuri), is a popular street snack in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (“pani”), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is generally small enough to fit completely into one’s mouth. It is a popular street food dish in Karachi, Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka, Kolkata and Kathmandu.
Pani Ke Patashe: Haryana
Gol Gappa: Pakistan and India.
Pani ke bataashe / Patashi Rajasthan: Uttar Pradesh
Panipuri: Hilly part of neighbouring country Nepal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Phuchka: Bangladesh, West Bengal
Gup chup: Odisha, South Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh
Pakodi: Gujarat (some parts)
Phulki: Terai Part in Nepal, Madhya Pradesh


Kulfi or Qulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the Indian Subcontinent. It is popular throughout countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar), and the Middle East. Kulfi is also widely available in Pakistani/Indian restaurants in Europe, East Asia and North America.

Kulfi has similarities to ice cream in appearance and taste, but is denser and creamier. It comes in various flavors. The more traditional ones are cream (malai), raspberry, rose, mango, cardamom (elaichi), saffron (kesar or zafran), and pistachio. There are newer variations such as apple, orange, strawberry, peanut, and avocado. Unlike Western ice creams, kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice-cream. Thus, it is sometimes considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert. Due to its density, kulfi takes a longer time to melt than Western ice-cream.

INTERESTING FACT:

Nur Jahan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, was said to have created kulfi in the early 1600s by mixing sweetened condensed milk and fruit pulp with crushed ice from frozen Himalayan lakes. This method was only available to South Asian aristocrats until modern refrigeration reached the region.


This was filmed in March 2010.


Food Street in Gawalmandi, Lahore is a centre of traditional Pakistani food. The site is surrounded by centuries-old buildings and places like Landa Bazaar, Mayo Hospital and Baansan-wala Bazaar. The food street is open to traffic in the morning but as the sun sets, the street is closed to motorized vehicles. Hungry visitors arrive and stay till very late at night, enjoying some of the best local food available in Lahore. It is one of the unique tourist attractions in Lahore. It is open 24/7, except during Ramadan where food is not served during the day time. Food can be ordered from any shop while sitting at one place.


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Halwa Puri Cholay is the Pakistani Traditional Breakfast eaten all over Pakistan.
It is a delicious combination of sweet halwa, spicy chick peas and hot crunchy puris.
Halwa Puri Cholay is also enjoyed in most of USA, UK and other countries around the world.

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