Pakistani’s are fond of barbecue & grilled meat recipes and that is why they are served at most of the dinners, gatherings, and parties in Pakistan. Barbecue recipes are prepared in a slow heating process where the true flavor of the meat is retained through even heating, smoking and grilling methods. The process takes over a barbecue grill or specially designed brick or metal ovens, locally known as the “angeethi” while the heat used for the purpose comes from burning coal of firewood. This style of festive cooking is very popular in Pakistan especially at occasions like Eid-ul-Adha and late night bbq parties. In this article, we have compiled a list of top five grilled & Bbq Recipes that are commonly eaten in Pakistan.


  1. Badami Seekh Kabab

Badami Seekh kabab Badami Seekh kabab recipe is one of the latest trends that are gaining fame among the foodies of Pakistan. This recipe of seekh kabab is a combination of kabab and almonds which give it a new crunchy twist. This kabab recipe is prepared with whole almonds assorted in the mince mix of the kabab and then skewed over a fire. You can find the complete recipe here.
  1. Chapli Kabab

Chicken Chapli KababFrom the beautiful mountainous region of KPK, this peculiarly named kabab recipe comes forth, behold the chapli kabab recipe. This bbq recipe is a flat round, disc-shaped kabab which resembles the sole of a sandal, thus it has the name “chapli kabab”. It is a common snack in KPK and there are more than 2000 chapli kebab eateries in Peshawar alone. Chapli kabab recipe is served with naan, roti and can even be used as a patty for sandwiches and burgers. It is served hot and eaten with green mint chutney and raita.
  1. Chicken Bbq Handi

Chicken BBQ HandiBarbecue style cooking has made quite an influence on the traditional cooking styles of Pakistan. Many traditional food recipes are now being prepared in a bbq twist to provide them with more taste and flavor. One of such food recipes is the chicken bbq handi. This grilled chicken recipe is prepared in a traditional handi which is a large open-mouthed vessel similar to an American bean pot. The chicken bbq handi recipe is a curry style dish with grilled chicken chunks added to the mix. Find the complete recipe here.
  1. Chicken Malai boti

Chicken Malai BotiThis is agreeably the most creamy barbecue food recipe on our list. Chicken Malai boti recipe is a velvety bbq recipe which has its name because of the rich content of cream used during its preparation. The chicken chunks used for its preparation are cut into small cube-shaped pieces which are marinated in yogurt and cream for a specific period of time before they can be baked or grilled. The creamy Chicken Malai boti is often served with puris and parathas at Mehendi functions during wedding ceremonies.
  1. Chicken Barbecue Biryani

chicken bbq biryaniBiryani is one of the food items that Pakistanis can't have enough of. From weddings to social gatherings and canteens of schools and colleges, you can find biryani everywhere. One of the latest barbecue recipes is a fantastic combination of the two of the tastiest dishes ever, biryani and barbecue. Say hello to the chicken barbecue biryani recipe. Chicken Barbecue biryani recipe is prepared by assorting pieces of grilled or barbecued chicken in biryani and then simmering for a while. It is very popular among the young generation of foodies in Pakistan. You can find the complete recipe here.

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