HALWA PURI

If there is one special Pakistani breakfast that is loved by all, it would have to be Halwa Puri. Known for causing feelings of extreme satisfaction, even to the point of laziness, for the remainder of the day. Halwa Puri is one of the most common breakfasts one would have in Pakistan.

The Puri is a thinly rolled dough, forming endlessly ultra-crispy layers, the folding style of which causes it to puff up immediately when submerged in boiling oil or desi ghee. Halwa is then a sweet pudding-like delicacy made from semolina which is served along with the Puri. These are typically accompanied by some chickpea curry.

Grab a crunchy handful of hot Puri, and scoop up as much of whichever side dish is in reach. Lick your fingers, smile and repeat. One can alternate bites of sweet Halwa and spicy chickpeas. Like most meals in Pakistan, this combo is perfected by at least one cup of Duud Patti (milk-only tea, no water).