Pakistan is a country located South Asia, with a population exceeding 201 million people. Their food has become popular all around the world, with all different cultures enjoying a Pakistani curry with the family. People enjoy sitting with loved ones and enjoying an authentic curry, cooked by traditional experienced chefs. However, many people question where Pakistani food came from and why is it so successful all around the world?
In 3000BC resources were very tight, and the first civilizations around the Indian/Pakistani area were called the Harrapan and Mohenjo-Daro’s. They cultivated cattle, egg plants and sesame seeds, and lived off them as they were able to grow spices. Spices such as turmeric, black pepper and mustard were all harvested and introduced to the food to add flavour. Wheat was grown to make Roti’s which are still so popular today- for those that aren’t familiar, Roti is a type of bread which accompanies to the curry.
When certain religions were introduced, such as Hinduism and Islam, to the area, things were changed massively and some religions weren’t allowed to eat certain foods. Pork and alcohol were forbidden in Islam cultures, which influenced people to stick to chicken, fish and lamb. Therefore, curries in this century tend to stick chicken, spices and vegetables to be acceptable to all religions.
Nowadays, rice and wheat are the most popular food’s in a Pakistani cuisine and are used to accompany every meal. Wheat is used to form different types of bread such as Roti, Naan etc. The rice is also formed very differently from Japanese or Chinese to make the Pakistani cuisine so unique and enjoyable around the world.
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