Irresistible Pakistani Desserts You Need To Try

December 6, 2017

We all know of the great selection of savoury dishes available when we head out to our favourite Indian and Pakistani restaurants; yet there is a world of delicious sweet treats also available that tend to get overlooked.

Here we are going to take a look at some of the best Pakistani sweet treats available that you’d be a fool not to try:

  1. Gajar ka halwa (Carrot halwa)

This dish is famous all over Pakistan; carrots and milk make up the bulk of this dessert. It is served warm with pistachios or a thick dollop of cream. Imagine an Asian take on carrot cake.

  1. Kheer

Another dish that is hugely popular in Pakistan. It mainly includes milk, rice, sugar and cardamom and is the perfect finish to a spicy main course.

  1. Sheer Khurma

This dish is typically served on Eid day, right after the men return from Eid prayers. Made with dried fruits, milk and sugar, for many this is a highlight dish, prepared lovingly days before or on the day of Eid.

  1. Khubani ka meetha (Dry Apricot)

This dish is made from dried apricots and custard; the thick sweetness of each layer is a heavenly experience for your taste buds.

  1. Lab-e-Shireen

A classic South Asian dish that you’ll find at nearly every Pakistani wedding. Almost reminiscent of an English trifle; jelly, milk, sugar, fresh cream, colourful vermicelli, pistachio and pineapple combine for a formidable pudding that may seem intimidating to some, but one bite will have you hooked for life.

  1. Chane ki daal ka halwa (Gram lentil dessert)

A winter season favourite due to the luxuriously indulgent combination of gram lentils, sugar, milk, pistachios, coconuts, cardamom and almonds.

Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy your cravings by visiting everyone’s favourite halal restaurant, Manchester based Royal Nawaab. Just remember to save some space for dessert.