Pakistani Recipes

Chicken Jalfrezi, biryani, and kheer - Pakistani rice pudding - are some of the Pakistani recipes you'll find in this collection.

Staff Picks

Kokub's Mango Chutney from Pakistan

Rating: 5 stars 44
We live in Saudi Arabia in a close-knit community full of different cultures, and our neighbors from Pakistan have become like our extended family away from home. Kokub, one of our neighbors, makes the most amazing mango chutney. A few years ago she invited me to help her. Of course, she doesn't use a recipe, so the NEXT time I went over with my measuring cups and scale so I could recreate her magic on my own. What an incredible experience!

Chicken Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
For a traditional Pakistani/Indian dish, simmer tender morsels of chicken in a creamy, spicy blend of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, tomatoes, yogurt, mint, cardamom and cinnamon. Finish by steaming with fragrant saffron rice and potatoes.
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Spicy Pakistani Zucchini

Rating: 4 stars 23
I am from Pakistan, and this recipe is from the Pakistani kitchen. This dish is traditionally served with chapati, but you can serve it with boiled rice too.

Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Rating: 4 stars 43
This is a very famous Pakistani desert, which is cooked by mixing rice and milk. It is very nutritious and very rich tasting. Serve warm or cold.


Rating: 4 stars 17
One of the most well-known Indian-Pakistani dishes made. A spicy chicken and rice dish.

Chicken Jalfrezi

Rating: 4.5 stars 469
This is a Pakistani recipe that is a spicy curry. My Mama made this dish, and I like it very much. You must try it. This dish is best served with basmati rice, chapattis or naan bread.
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Pakistani Spicy Chickpeas

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
Chickpeas appetizer eaten often during Ramadan at Iftar.

Vegetable Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
A very tasty and interesting biryani; the color looks appetizing and the taste is great! It's delicious served with mint chutney or simple, plain yogurt.

Pakistani Lentil Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
This cheap and very easy Pakistani meal is usually eaten with Basmati rice, tossed salad, and hot pickles. It is relatively quick to make, and tastes even better the second day.

Prawn Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
This spicy rice dish cooked in mouth-watering prawn curry is extremely easy to make in a microwave oven. A 1200-watt microwave oven was used for this recipe. Garnish with fried onions.

Pakistani Chapli Kebab

Rating: 4 stars 8
Chapli kebab is a form of kebabs widely popular in Pakistan. Mixed together with a South Asian blend of spices, the beef is flattened into circles and shallow-fried. The patty must have a charred exterior for an authentic look and flavor! Serve in a bun with pickled red onions or with a side of pita bread. Add my traditional raita (yogurt dip) to your beautiful platter!

Pakistani Ground Beef Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This Pakistani beef curry has been a family favorite for years. It's super easy and everyone loves it. Serve over steamed white rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spinach and Cauliflower Bhaji
Rating: Unrated 38
This dish is half Indian and half Pakistani. This excellent vegetable dish goes well with most Asian foods and it is simple and quick-cooking. Serve hot with roti breads, if wished.
Butter Lamb Gravy
Rating: Unrated 91
Lamb is simmered in a spicy tomato and cream sauce. This is a very mouthwatering dish that is easy to make. Serve with hot cooked rice or your favorite bread. You can even make a variation with chicken, salmon or beef.
Curry Pasta - Pakistani Style
Rating: 4 stars 4

This recipe adds a whole new dimension to the thousands of ways that spaghetti can be served! This amazing dish is spicy, filling, and oh-so-tasty!