25 Must Try Pakistani Punjabi / Lahori Food and Snacks

Lahore is famous for its food and there is a pretty good reason behind it: LAHORI FOOD IS DELICIOUS. And trust me, we Lahoris know how to appreciate our food because we love eating it! Every region and city has some savory and sweet specialties when it comes to food and Lahore is no different. These are the food items that are highly recommended for you to try when the next time you visit this culturally rich city of flavours and colours. Below we have made a list of some of the most typical and traditional Punjabi foods that are not only easily available in Lahore but also loved by Lahoris and visitors alike! These dishes are eaten throughout the province of Punjab and all (almost all) Punjabis love these special treats! Check them out!

Also Check Out: 16 Typical Pakistani Nashta / Breakfast Foods

 

MAIN COURSE DISHES

Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti

Punjabi Sarsoon Ka SaagImage Source: Miansari66, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken1Image Source: Affaf Ali, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Dal Makhani

Dal MakhaniImage Source: Charles Haynes, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Lahori Chargha
Lahori Charga

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Karahi GoshtPunjabi Chicken Karahi

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Paye (dish)

Mutton Paya

Image Source: Shabnam Shamsuddin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Seekh kabab

Seekh Kabab 2

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Beef/Mutton/Chicken Palao

Murgh Pulao

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Lahori Murgh Chanay

Lahori Murgh Cholay

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Mooli/Qeema/Aaloo Paratha

Mooli Ka Paratha

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Ballon Wala Paratha

paratha

But Karailay (Qeema bharay Karailay)

Bharwan Karelay (Stuffed Bittergourd)

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Punjabi Bhunna Gosht

Punjabi Bhunna Gosht (Fry Gosht)

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Moongray Qeema

Moongray Qeema

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SNACKS

Gol Gapay

Gol gapay or pani puri

Image Source: Shami Hassan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

katlama/Qatlama

 

Image Source: Muhammad Umair Mirza, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

[Image modifications: Cropped to focus on Qatlama only]

Chana Chaat

Punjabi Chana Chaat

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Dahi Pakoriyan

دھی بوندی چنا چاٹ

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SWEET DISHES / DESSERTS

Kulfa
Punjabi Kulfi
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Punjabi Mathiyan

Punjabi Mathiyan

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Falooda

Milky sweets

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Andrasay

 

Pinniyan

 

Gola

 

BEVERAGES

Doodh Patti/Chaa

Lassi

Punjabi Lassi

Image Source: Miansari66, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Laal Sharbat

Afza Syrup (Lal sharbat)

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Limka/Lemon Soda

Limca Drink

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Doodh Soda

Rabri Doodh

Sattu

Did we miss any important Punjabi/Lahori dish? If yes, then tell us what more should be included in the comments below!

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