List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

While exploring the great regions of Pakistan, you will find some notable things, such as breathtaking scenic locations, snow-topped mountains, lush green woodlands, superb sights, traditional winter sports, traditions, history, and above all, the food that made the Pakistani Culture more enriching and beautiful.

On a Trip to the Northern Areas of Pakistan, you can witness a broad scope of stunning dishes prominent among locals with their unique touch. Generally, meat dishes are among the most loved on the menu in many places up north.

Natives in North Pakistan like sheep and yak, compared with Punjab, where goat meat and poultry are very prominent. With access to significant waterways, most of the territories are famous for freshwater fish.

Also, game birds are expected to be present during hunting season in different areas. Take your palette on an outing towards the north and have this mouthwatering food, or add it to your wish list to try later.

We have made a List of the Top 10 Foods to Eat in Northern Areas; these are some of the favorite food items to taste while touring Pakistan.


1.        Chapli Kebab

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Chapli Kabab

Chapli Kebab, the specialty of the north, tops the list of our food items. It is served hot with naan, and bread is the ideal supper wide open to the harsh climate.

When traveling on the Silk Road, you can’t miss eateries that gain practical experience selling Chapli Kebab. The minced kebabs are famously made with hamburger and blended with tomatoes, onion, and flavors.

Traditionally, the Chapli Kabab is cooked in meat grease and presented with newly heated bread. One gigantic kebab with bread can make a good supper. It is also marinated with a few herbs and flavors and presented with sides of various sauces.

Chapli Kebabs are prevalent in Peshawar, Abbottabad, and most urban areas up north along Silk Street. Also, it’s a must-try the food on your trek toward the north.

2.        Shinwari

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Shinwari

“Chicken Karahi” or “Sheep Karahi” is untouched and most loved in the north, as a great many people eat it at a gathering.

They like to eat from the Karahi (or wok) in which the meat is cooked. “Shinwari” eateries have some expertise in serving Karahi made in sheep fat, green chilies, and salt.

It would be best to try this before taking any other dish; its taste is beyond words.


3.        Tikka

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Tikka


Meat on the sticks, or “Chicken Tikka” or “Sheep Tikka,” is prevalent nationwide. Northern Pakistan is exceptionally well known for BBQ eateries.

The meat is marinated with salt, and a touch of fat is added to the sticks, adding substantial flavor to the meat on the sticks.

In different parts of the nation, the meat is typically marinated with various blended flavors and spices. Nonetheless, the northern palette is for progressively substantial tastes with an insignificant measure of flavors included in the sticks’ meat.

4.        Katwa


List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Katwa



In Peshawar, “Namak Mandi” is also acclaimed for well-known meat dishes. In Abbottabad, “Kalay Khan” (presently his child running an eatery in Missile Chowk) must strive for astonishing meat dishes, especially “sheep tikka.”

Another prevalent dish around Attock regions is Katwa. This delicate meat in the sauce is cooked in huge earthen pots and served in mud pots (Katwa) with broiler-heated bread. This dish ends up being exceptionally prominent at weddings and other get-togethers.


5.        Afghani Food; Kabuli Pulao, Afghani Bread

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Kabuli Pulao

With the entry of Afghan displaced people in Pakistan, Afghan bread has become a fundamental piece of the eating regimen in the north. The bread has received a marginally nearby taste and looks somewhat more white. It is not heated exceptionally hard and is red in shading.

This is because local people will eat the bread when it is hot and don’t save it for eating later on, as expended in certain zones of Afghanistan. Afghanis have brought bread, Kabuli Palau, and other neighborhood dishes filled in as a platter in most Afghan eateries.

Afghani Palau is embellished with raisins and improved carrots and presented with lumps of meat or chicken. The taste is not quite the same as Punjabi Yakni Palau, which is more zesty than sweet.

Initially a dish from the city of Kabul in Afghanistan, the Kabuli Pulao is a somewhat popular food in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Produced using basmati rice in various flavors, carrots, nuts, and raisins and presented with sheep, lamb, chicken, or meat.

6.        Mamtu

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Mamtu


Mamtu is heavenly-shaped supper flour midway loaded with sheep/Beef and zesty fixings. Life is so perpetually scrumptious. Plan a visit to Gilgit Baltistan.

Take a sample of Mamtu and catch the minute of your life. There is no affection sincerer than the adoration for food. Made your affection for Mamtu lifetime. Mamtu, the dumplings of the North, is a unique and highly delicious dish in Gilgit Baltistan. Mamtu is a delicious, cheap food that originated in China.

In Pakistan, you can just discover Mamtu in Gilgit Baltistan. Some may think of it as the traditional food of Gilgit Baltistan, with a cooking process as extraordinary as its taste. Any immediate methods don’t cook it. It is cooked in a stream of steam.


7.        Berckuzh/Chap-churro

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Chapshuru


Chapshoro is a standout amongst the tastiest dishes of Gilgit Baltistan. However, it is the Gilgit Baltistan adaptation of pizza. Moreover, Chapshuroo is a bread loaded with a blend of cleaved Beef/Yalk meat, onion, and different flavors.

Chapshoro is loaded with slashed meat (sheep, hamburger), onions, chile peppers, tomato, and crisp coriander leaves. They are prepared in medium warmth for 15 minutes until they are brilliantly dark-coloured. Jaglot and Gulmit is the well-known spot for the most delightful Chapshoro in Gilgit Baltistan.


8.        Charsi Karahi

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Charsi Tikka


Even though “Namak Mandi,” the most famous food street of Peshawar, is loaded up with the smell of everything meat, the fragrance of Charsi Karahi is particular and one that abandons you mesmerized. Accessible in Chicken, hamburger, sheep, and sheep, local people lean toward and demand that you attempt the legitimate Charsi Karahi in sheep without individual alterations.

9.        Trout Fish

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Trout Fish


Most importantly, the beauty of Naran Kaghan food is hidden in Trout Fish. It is the most favorite dish alongside the mesmerizing Lake Saif Ul Malook. All you have to do is yourself; tourist love to go fishing at the lake. The taste of live cooking with a perfect backdrop is all you need while exploring the magnificent valley of Naran.

10.    Potato Pakora

List Of Top 10 Foods To Eat In Northern Areas

Foods To Eat In Northern Areas: Pakoras


Last but not least is the Pakora; no matter where you visit or stay, you can find these stalls in each area of Pakistan. The potato pakora is the most common snack in Pakistan. The Pakoras are marinated with chickpea glue blended with flavors. The Pakoras are presented with sauces and chutney (sauce).

Pakoras are ordinarily devoured as snacks as opposed to a supper. Different tidbits that are delightful around Northern Areas incorporate “Channa Chat” (chickpea-onion talk).

Dray organic products were accessible in abundance all during that time, as dried apricots, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, and cashew nuts were developed widely in sloping territories. A large portion of the natural product is dried and traded to different parts of the nation.

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Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

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