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Popular Pakistani Sweets (Pakistani Mithai)

Popular Pakistani Sweets (Pakistani Mithai)
Popular Pakistani Sweets (Pakistani Mithai) - There is a variety of popular Pakistani traditional sweets, without them a celebration is just incomplete. If there is a wedding to be announced or a happy occasion of new birth, home or office, sweets are bought from the nearest sweet shop and send off to friends, family and neighbors.
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  • There is a variety of popular Pakistani traditional sweets, without them a celebration is just incomplete. If there is a wedding to be announced or a happy occasion of new birth, home or office, sweets are bought from the nearest sweet shop and send off to friends, family and neighbors. Pakistani sweets are mainly milk and sugar based. Most of the sweets are enjoyed cold and they taste best in their freshest forms. In Pakistan, no celebration or festival is complete without any one of the following traditional sweets:

  • Burfi
    Burfi is the sweet of every celebration and festival. It is simply milk and sugar, cooked until it solidifies. Then it is cooled and cut in to desired shapes. Burfi varies in color according to its type. Its texture is soft and velvety. Burfi is the most popular and basic form of Pakistani sweet. And it is often made of different flavorful ingredients like gram, coconut, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, almonds, saffron and some new types are chocolate and carrot burfi.

  • Here are some burfi recipes listed below:

  • Burfi

  • Burfi Roll

  • Easy Milk Burfi


  • Gulab Jaman
    Gulab Jaman is the star of Pakistani weddings event “Mehandi”. Gulab jaman is a popular traditional sweet. It is made of milk solids mainly khoya and flour, formed in to dough and then shaped in to balls, they are then deep fried and moved to cardamom, kewra or saffron fragranced sugar syrup. Gulab jamans are soft and velvety and dark brown to medium brown in color. They taste best when they are fresh and hot, but they are mostly enjoyed cold.  Gulab jaman are simply everyone’s favourite.

  • Here are some gulab jaman recipes listed below:

  • Gulab Jaman by Chef Gulzar

  • Gulab Jaman by Chef Shai

  • Gulab Jaman by Zubaida Tariq


  • Jalebi
    Jalebi is the sweet of Ramadan. It came to Subcontinent from Iran.  Jalebi is made of all-purpose flour, rice flour and curd. The ingredients are formed in to a smooth flowing batter, poured in a piping bag and deep fried in the shape of coils. Fried jalebis are then moved to sugar syrup which is sometimes fragranced. Jalebi is crispy and chewy and orange in color. It tastes best when fresh and hot. Jalebi dessert is also very popular in Pakistan. It is made by adding Jalebi to hot milk and left to soak in milk and soften up. This is usually enjoyed as breakfast.

  • Here are some jalebi recipes listed below:

  • Jalebi by Chef Shireen Anwar

  • Jalebi by Chef Afzal

  • Jalebi by Chef Rida Aftab


  • Laddu
    Laddu is the sweet of new child’s birth. It is said that, laddu was originated in Gujarat. The basic laddu is made of gram flour, sugar and ghee, mixed well and formed in to balls. There is a variety of laddus available in the sweets shop like moti chor laddu, coconut laddu, almond laddu, malai laddu, semolina laddu etc.

  • Here are some laddu recipes listed below:

  • Laddu Paithee

  • Moti Choor kay Laddu

  • Gram Flour Laddu


  • Balushahi
    Balushahi, the sweet of religious gatherings. It is made of all-purpose flour, baking powder, ghee and warm milk. The ingredients are knead together, mold in to balls, fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup. Balushahi is crispy and airy in texture and orange like in colour.

  • Here are some balushahi recipes listed below:

  • Balu Shahi by Chef Afzal

  • Balu Shahi (Pistachio Sweet)

  • Balo Shahi


  • Rasgulla
    Rasgulla is originally a popular sweet of Orissa, it is so delicious that its popularity spread to Bengal and now also known as a sweet of Subcontinent. It is made of freshly prepared cottage cheese, worked into dough, shaped in to balls and then cooked in sugar syrup. Rasgulla’s are enjoyed cold. Rasgulla is sometimes flavored by inserting a single nut of choice in them or lightly flavoring the sugar syrup. Rasgulla when cooked in creamy thick milk makes the dessert ras malai.

  • Here are some rasgulla recipes listed below:

  • Rasgulla by Chef Afzal

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  1. I luv PAKISTANI methaizz..Mine fav methai is gulb jamun

    on Apr 30 2013 2:30AM Report Abuse ANUSHEY
  2. i like pakistan sweet mathai because it has so tasty and zouk . My beast sweet dish shon halwa and gajrelah.

    on Jan 5 2013 11:39PM Report Abuse MUDASSAR ALI
  3. how can i make mithaian please teel me

    on Nov 13 2012 4:03AM Report Abuse ZARMINA
  4. very good

    on Feb 16 2012 1:58PM Report Abuse ITTART
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    on Feb 13 2012 8:31AM Report Abuse SADIQUE SHAH
  6. i want eat this all but i am far from pakistan and no mony to buy in bangkok

    on Jul 30 2011 4:30AM Report Abuse AMRIN

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