Served hot and fresh, street food is the one thing in Pakistan that will never let you down. Whether you are in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, or any other city of Pakistan, you will be able to get the best food right from the streets. The traditional recipes handed down from generations just cannot be replicated at home. Desi Street Food is also one of the cheapest foods you will find in the country. So if you are on a budget but want something tasty, go out and try these three popular street foods:
- Dahi Bhallay
It is seven p.m. and you’re just heading home from the office. Your stomach is growling because you haven’t had anything since the morning. You stop at a traffic light and you spot a group of young people eating the infamous Dahi Bhally. The yogurt, vegetables, and chuttni combo makes your mouth water. You turn the car towards the stall providing the Dahi Bhally. It’s the best decision you’ve made all week.
A sweet delight, Kulfi is a desi ice cream. Made with milk and sugar, Kulfi is one of the most energizing street foods. It is served cold and you have the option of adding sprinkles on it as well. You can buy a Kulfi for a mere Rs. 20 and have a good sweet break from the daily struggles of life.
- Samosa Chaat
I’m sure you have heard of Samosas before but Samosa Chaat is a new thing for many. Derived from the concept of Dahi Bhallay, A Samosa Chaat uses two large Samosas and some yogurt, chutney and vegetables to give the dish a blended taste. It is spicy and delicious and a perfect snack to have with tea.