Traditional Pakistani Desserts

Traditional Pakistani Desserts

Traditional Pakistani Desserts

Pakistanis, especialy Karachiites, love food. There’s a reason behind the non-stop opening of eateries all around the city. Let us also tell you, that they have a big sweet tooth. There is not a single dessert that is disliked by these people. And they’re a fond of traditional desserts which are not only high in nutrition but also in calories. 
No matter what the occasion, the presence of these desserts is always predictable. Here’s a list of desserts that are this nation’s favorites:

Sheer Khorma is a rich creamy pudding cooked with vermicelli, nuts, dry dates and milk. It’s a traditional Muslim breakfast on occasions and also a dessert of celebration. It originates from Hyderabad state, India, and Pakistan being the neighboring country adopted this savory dessert and now it has become their favorite. It is best served hot. So if you have Pakistani friends, make sure you get them to treat you with Sheer Khorma at least once. Follow this recipe to learn how to make Sheer Khorma at home.

A dessert that originates from South Asian countries such as; Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, is a rice pudding and is made from milk, saffron, rice, sagudana and is garnished with almonds and cashew nuts. In Pakistan, especially in parts of Central Punjab, there is no celebration without the absence of Kheer. It is a healthy dessert, and is best served cold. Follow this recipe and become a pro at making this savory dessert.


You’re not a Pakistani if this dessert isn’t served at your house on Eid. A rich and indulging bread pudding made with milk, vermicilli, pistachios and almonds served as a dessert. It is also known as Double ka meetha. This royal dessert can be made on special occasions and can fulfill your sweet tooth cravings. Follow this recipe and be the chef behind this royal goodness.

Mostly served as a Sehri dish in Ramadan, this sweet dish has been winning hearts ever since. It’s English name is Vermicelli but in the Subcontinent it is known as Sewaiyan. It is a type of pasta, which is from the family of spaghetti but, a thinner version of it. A delicious sweet dish made by stir frying vermicelli in clarified butter with sugar and dry fruits; Seviyan is also served on special events and gatherings. Follow this recipe and satisfy your sweet cravings.


Suji ka Halwa is a traditional sweet dish made in South Asian countries mainly India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is mostly served hot as a breakfast, and is paired with Puri. It contains a lot of calories and could also be a source of more than necessary amount of sugar intake, but none of it stops Pakistani’s from reducing its consumption, because that’s how delicious it is.
Follow this recipe and make yourself the sweetest breakfast ever.


Being a Pakistani, food has always been my comforter, be it me getting happy over a happy meal or my father asking me to go to school just to get sweets in return. Food is not just about eating, its a sentiment that connects people with each other. I started writing for Food Tribune because of my love for food.


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