Top 10 Mouthwatering Food of Peshawar You Must Try

Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has always been magnetism for tourists because of its exceptional culture and fascinating places. This city is linked with Islamabad by Motorway M-1 and via national highway N-5. The Airport of Peshawar is almost 25 minutes drive from the city and is served by all the national and international carriers. Peshawar has a top quality food street at Ghanta Ghar. It is one of the most well-known places for family gatherings to enjoy tasty food. You can easily have a massive variety of dishes from this place including karahi, fish fried, fries, burgers, lassi, shakes, and more. It is a beautiful place if you want to eat the local food of Peshawar. Medina market is also another nice place to eat local food. This place is very popular among university students because of its appetizing food menu including chicken tikka, karahi, Seekh kabab, etc.

There are too many places in Peshawar where you can easily get all the delicious food for you. These places are renowned for serving tasty food and having a good atmosphere as well. So, for all food loving people, who love to try a different variety of food, we have highlighted some of the mouthwatering dishes to satisfy their food cravings.

Namak Mandi karahi

Namak Mandi karahi

Namak Mandi karahi is a very delicious dish that is usually made from lamb. The fat of the lamb is specifically used to cook this with butter.  You can try this dish at home as well for this you must have the meat of lamb, lamb fat, butter, green chilies, tomatoes, and salt. It is a mouthwatering dish that is served with tandoori naan or afghani roti.

Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht is a favorite dish of Peshawar that is prepared with the meat of mutton or beef. The pieces of meat are cooked in low heat in its individual fat along with onion, cardamom, potatoes, yogurt, red pepper, garam masala, salt, garlic paste, and oil. This tasty dish can be cooked in almost one hour to enjoy it with tandoori roti.  

Chapli kabab

Chapli kabab

Chapli kabab is a special variety of kebab which is prepared from the meat of beef or mutton. It is also called Peshawari kebab because this dish is originated from this city. These kebabs are very spicy and tasty. The ingredients that are used to make these kebabs are flour, garam masala, red chili powder, coriander leaves chopped tomatoes, onions, mashed eggs, ginger, coriander powder, baking powder, lemon juice, cumin seeds, paprika, salt, and oil.

kabuli Pulao

kabuli Pulao

Kabuli pulao is a rice dish in which basmati rice is normally used.  The key ingredients that you require to cook this dish include a stew of lamb or beef, onion, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds, cloves, water, salt, pepper, carrots, sugar, raisin, salt, almonds, and oil. It is a nice healthy dish because of different dry fruits and meat in it.

Mantu

Mantu

Mantu is another appetizing meat dish in which the meat of lamb or beef is used.  This meat dumpling is cooked on multilayer steam. The dough that is used to make Mantu is cut into thin strips and filled with ground beef mixture. The edges of the dough are tightly sealed so that the filling doesn’t come out while cooking. It is served with a mixed vegetable sauce to eat.

Aushak

Aushak

Aushak is actually prepared with fine dough that is packed with Afghan leek, mint yogurt and minced meat of beef or lamb. The meat sauce is made in vegetable or olive oil with finely chopped onion, garlic cloves, salt, black pepper, paprika, coriander, and tomato sauce. The wrappers for filling the mixture are normally in square or circular shape which can be easily purchased from the market or you can also make it as home as well.

Aush

Aush

Aush is a bit spicy dish that is generally cooked in a slow cooker, oven or soup pot. To make it in your home, you need to have ground beef, onion, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, ground cumin, chili powder, dried mint, garam masala, garbanzo beans, chopped spinach, fettuccine, and sour cream.

Lamb with Spinach

Lamb with Spinach

This dish is an excellent combination of meat and vegetable. It is a healthy dish with good nutrition value. To prepare it, you have to make a mixture of garlic and onion in a blender, after that heat the pan with oil, lamb, green chilies, salt, spices, and this mixture. Mix tomatoes and water and cook it for some time. Add the spinach in it and then let it cook for almost 15 more minutes to get ready to serve.

Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are marinated with ginger garlic paste, cinnamon powder, salt, black pepper, white vinegar, papaya paste and oil for around 8 to 10 hours in order to get the soft, tender taste. You can girl them, cook in a pan or also bake in the oven as you like. It is a lip-smacking dish that is served with chili yogurt to enjoy.

Mutton Ribs

Mutton Ribs

Put mutton ribs and add ginger garlic paste, mustard oil, soya sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce lemon juice, raw papaya, yogurt and other spices in it. Keep it in the bowl for around 8 hours to marinate it properly after that grill it on charcoal till it’s entirely brown from both the side and then take it out. Heat a pan with the oil and place chopped tomatoes in it. Mix it till it becomes thick and then serve it with grilled mutton ribs.

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