How to plan a stress free desi dinner/Pakistani dawat menus

A low budget Pakistani Dawat menus suggestions:

1,Bombay beef Biryani + Kebab + Raita + Salad + chicken and Vegetable Pasta + Chicken Karahi + Naan

2,Murgh Musallum+chutney+ raita+salad+Matar Pulao + Aaloo gosht+Naan

3,Nihari + Naan + Vegetable Rice + Chicken reshmi kabab+ Raita + Salad

4,Haleem + Naan + Mutton Pulao +raita,salad

5,kachay qeemay k Kebab +Chicken qorma  + Mutton or Beef Biryani+Mayo Salad+raita

6,Chicken Malai handi,

Labenese kabab ,beef biryani,salad ,Raita


Waheed k fry Kabab

Pakistan Style foil packet Chiken

Naan or Sheermaal

Dhaaba pulao


Green Chutney


8,Reesha kabab or Degchi kabab

Mutton Bukhari pulao

Achaari Aaloo


Imli ki chutney


Some high budget Pakistani Menus:::

1, Roasted Mutton leg,Sheermal,

Highway chicken Karahi ,Beef biryani,zeera aaloo,

Mayo salad,cachumber  salad,Raita

2,Matka gosht/Paya kunna,yukhni pulao,finger fish,chicken Karahi,Naan,salad,raita

3,Bihari qeema,Afghani chicken pulao,Dhuan dhu Baigan,Mutton Qorma,Sheermaal,salad, raita,paratha

4,Fried gola kabab,Mutton Badami Qorma,Dhaba Mix Sabzi,Chicken biryani,Aaloo bukharay ki chutney,salad,Raita,Naan

5,Peshawari Mutton Karahi,Chicken Shashlik,Fried Rice,Kofta Curry,salad,raita,Naan

6,Achaari Aaloo,Foil packet chicken,Smokey qeema,Puri paratha,Imli ki chutney,Raita,salad,Mutton pulao

7,Mutton paya,Spicy Fried fish,Chicken karahi,Bagharay rice,Naan,green chutney,Ketchup,lemon and hara masala for serving

Pakistani Dessert menu choices

For many people dessert is the highlight of the desi dinner party. This is a topic for a whole new blog post. The great thing about desserts is that most can be made a day before. Do keep healthier options like deserts with  fruits if possible.

Famous Pakistani desert for Dawat/Dinner party  are:::

Sheer khurma

Shahi tukray

Khoobani ka meetha

Fruit Trifle


Brownie trifle



17 Comments Add yours

  1. K.T. Lynn says:

    You certainly are an amazing hostess! I would love to attend a party of yours 😛 This post made me hungry! 🙂 Perfect advice…”Know thy guests.”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. afreenzia says:

      Thanks and welcome dear.


  2. Adiba Anwar says:

    You have a great sense of planning a party. I mostly start with two dishes and ends up with a lot of and gets tired.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Muslim Mummy says:

    I tend to avoid things like this…as people always have to comment on the food and make judgements. Plus not a fan of cooking so much! But some great tips here.


  4. bushrazblogs says:

    My god, I had no idea that hosting a party involves so much work…. Great article…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I have never been to a Pakistani dinner party but I enjoyed your post particularly the tips about thinking of the children. #Muslimahbloggers


  6. lubnakarim06 says:

    This is one useful post and I am making points from it…I should keep this post in reference from now on…planning is always important when you are hosting a party…love your choice of recipes under low and high budget….

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Zainab Dokrat says:

    This is such a cute post! Lol stress free dawat for desis seems impossible. But plan ahead and prep as much as possible before the day of the dawat.


  8. Muslimah92 says:

    Mashallah!! This plan is genius!!! I love the prep that went into it this hard task. Great job!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Martinbob says:

    Hi All im rookie here. Good post! Thx! Thx!

    Liked by 1 person

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