Menu Ideas for Pakistani Dawat


The most important question while planning a dawat at home in Pakistani style is “what should be the menu” I feel half the work is done if you know what you need to cook. You can plan other things later easily if you have a dawat menu ready. The menu should be balanced and should give everyone something of their choice and taste. As soon we decide there is going to be a Dawat at our place the first thing we brainstorm about is the menu. Let me share mine for one of the gathering at my place and please share yours in the comment to help everyone make their menus.

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 1

  • Mains
    • Chicken Biryani
    • Chicken BBQ pieces
    • Koftay Anday
    • Daal
  • Sides
    • Russian Salad
    • Kachoomar Salad
    • Boondi Raita
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Kheer
    • Ice cream

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 2

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 3

  • Mains
    • Mattar Pulao
    • Chicken murgh musalam
    • Mutton seekh kabab
    • Chicken Karahi
  • Sides
    • Boondi Raita
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Black forest cake

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 4

  • Mains
    • Mutton Pulao
    • Chicken broast
    • Beef boti
    • Koftay Anday
    • Haleem
  • Sides
    • Dahi bhalay
    • Salad
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Ice cream for kids
    • Pineapple delight
    • Banoffee pie

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 5

  • Mains
    • Channa Pulao
    • Chciken Karahi
    • Mutton Chanp Masala
    • Chicken Baked Pasta
    • Alloo Palak
    • Haleem
  • Sides
    • Dahi Bhalay
    • Shami Kabab
    • Salad
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 6

  • Mains
    • Mutton Biryani
    • Chicken Roast
    • Chicken Karahi
    • Daal
  • Sides
    • Russian Salad
    • Boondi Raita
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
    • Fries
  • Sweet Dish
    • Pineapple Delight
    • Kheer

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 7

  • Mains
    • Channa Pulao
    • Chicken Roast
    • Chicken Salan
    • Achaar Gosht
  • Sides
    • Boondi Raita
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Cake
    • Ice cream

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 8

  • Mains
    • Chicken Biryani
    • Koftay Anday
    • Chicken Roast
    • Palak Paneer
  • Sides
    • Dahi Phukliyaan
    • Salad
    • Naan
    • French Fries
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 9

  • Mains
    • Chicken Biryani
    • White Chicken Karahi
    • Chicken Roast
    • Achaar Gosht
  • Sides
    • Dahi Bhalay
    • Salad
    • Naan
    • French Fries
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Pineapple Delight
    • Ras Malai

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 10

  • Mains
    • Mutton Nihari
    • Muttor Qeema
    • Chappal Kabab
    • Chicken Shwarma
  • Sides
    • Dahi Bhalay
    • Naan
    • Lemonaid
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Banoffee Pie
    • Cake

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 11

  • Mains
    • Chicken Biryani
    • Haleem
    • Mutton Nihari
    • Chicken Steak
    • Chicken Shwarma
    • Chicken Malai Handi
  • Sides
    • Raita
    • Salad
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Fresh fruits
    • Mithaai
    • Cake
    • Fruit trifle

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 12

  • Mains
    • Singaporean Rice
    • Pizza
    • Chicken Chargha
    • Channa Chaat
  • Sides
    • Boondi Raita
    • Cream Salad
    • Naan
    • French Fries
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Cake
    • Falooda

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 13

  • Mains
    • Mutton Pulao
    • Chanp Masala
    • Chicken Nihari
    • Beef Haleem
  • Sides
    • Raita
    • Salad
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Pineapple Delight
    • Bread Pudding

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 14

  • Appetizers
    • Fruit Salad
    • Corn on the cob
    • Spring rolls
  • Mains
    • Andaa Shami burgers
    • Lahori fried fish
    • Chicken Roast
    • Baked white Pasta
  • Sides
    • Dahi Bhalay
    • French Fries
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Cake and cupcakes

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 15

  • Mains
    • Afghani Pulao
    • Palak Gosht
    • Baked Pasta
    • Kari Chawal
  • Sides
    • Dahi Bhalay
    • Salad
    • Parathay
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Falooda

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 16

  • Mains
    • Chicken Biryani
    • Chicken Karahi
    • Seekh Kabab
    • Daal Maash
  • Sides
    • Raita
    • Naan
    • Cold Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Cake with ice cream

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 17

  • Mains
    • Mutton pulao
    • Mutton qorma
    • Chicken kofty anday
    • Desi chicken roast
    • Beef chappal kabab
  • Sides
    • Raita
    • Mix salad
    • Naan
    • Mint Margarita
  • Sweet Dish
    • Gulab jaman
    • Kheer

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 18

  • Mains
    • Haleem
    • Champ masala
  • Sides
    • Dahi bhalay
    • Mango salad
    • Naan
    • Drinks
  • Sweet Dish
    • Sheer khurma

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 19

  • Mains
    • Boneless handi
    • Palak ghost
    • Kabli pulao
    • Lasagne
    • Nihari
  • Sides
    • Naan
    • Drinks
    • Potato Salad
    • Mix vegetable salad
    • Alo Bukhara Chutney
    • Raita
  • Sweet Dish
    • Mango delight
    • Rabri kheer

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 20

  • Starters
    • A grazing platter that included:
      • Hummus
      • Pita bread
      • Corn on the cob
      • Chicken fingers
      • Crisps
  • Mains
    • Chicken steaks in white sauce
    • Chicken biryani
    • Bbq platter – malai boti and gola kebab
    • Chicken haleem
    • Club sandwiches
  • Sides
    • Potato Salad
    • Dahi Baray
    • Different chutnies
  • Sweet Dish
    • Oreo Delight
    • Banana bread
    • Donuts

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 21

  • Mains
    • Chicken pulao
    • Mutton Qorma
    • Kofty anday
    • Chicken Roast
    • Handi Sekh kabab
  • Sides
    • Mix salad
    • Russian salad
    • Mint chutni
    • Lemonade
  • Sweet Dish
    • Ras malai
    • Ice Cream

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 22

  • Mains
    • Chicken tikka
    • Chicken roast with steamed vegetables
    • Biryani
    • Paye
    • Mutton karahi
    • Kari gravy
    • Gobi ghost
  • Sides
    • Mint chutni
    • Plum chutni
    • Salad
    • Drinks
    • Naan
  • Sweet Dish
    • Warm bread pudding
    • Kheer
    • Ice cream

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 23

  • Mains
    • Lasagne
    • Nehari
    • Shami kabab
    • Chicken pakory
  • Sides
    • Dahi bhaly
    • Fruit salad
    • Drinks
    • Ketchup
    • Naan
    • Green tea
  • Sweet Dish
    • Cake
    • Falooda

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 24

  • Mains
    • Biryani
    • Chicken broast with fries
    • Saeson ka saag
    • Achari handi
    • Shami kabab
  • Sides
    • Mint chutni
    • Drinks
    • Naan
    • Dahi bhalay
  • Sweet Dish
    • Date pudding

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 25

  • Mains
    • Chicken steam roast
    • Chicken tikka
    • Biryani
    • Beef kabab
    • Lasagne
    • Patties
    • Sandwiches
    • Samosy
    • Noodles
    • Pizza
  • Sides
    • Naan
    • Soda
    • Russian salad
  • Sweet Dish
    • Cake

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 26

Pakistani desi dawat menu idea
  • Mains
    • Vegetable Biryani
    • Kari Pakoray
    • Palak Paneer
    • Vegetable Cutluts
    • Chicken Roast
    • Chicken Karahi
  • Sides
    • Dahi Baray
    • Russian salad
    • Fries
    • Naan
  • Sweet Dish
    • Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ice Cream
    • Bread Pudding

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 27

Pakistani desi dawat menu idea
  • Mains
    • Mutton Pulao
    • Chicken Chargha
    • Chicken Karahi
    • Chappal Kabab
  • Sides
    • Green Salad
    • Fries
    • Naan
  • Sweet Dish

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 28

Pakistani desi dawat menu idea

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 29

Pakistani Style Dawat Menu idea 30

  • Mains
    • Chicken Biryani
    • Mutton Karahi
    • Chicken Pizza
    • Chicken Sandwiches
    • Chappal Kabab
  • Sides
    • Dahi Phulkiyan
    • Fries
    • Naan
  • Sweet Dish
    • Strawberry Cake
    • Kheer

16 Comments
Muna

April 28, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

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Sweet Dish Menu
Fruit Triffle
Kheer
Sooji ka halwa

Farheen

August 28, 2017 @ 3:58 am

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Amazing ideas!
Can you also do a thread with serving suggestions? Like a, menu with quantity for 5-10 ppl? I am not sure how to put this in words, but there are ppl like me who are clueless when it comes to “how much” to cook for a party of 8 or 10 ppl or any number of families apart from their own nuclear family. I hope I am making sense 😬.

Fancier things

October 10, 2017 @ 10:50 am

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I understand, but you just need to multiply the quantity in the ratio what you cook for your family members,eg 1 bowl rice for 4 pple so 2 bowl for 8-9 cuz dinners have variety n side dishes so pple get full fast.hope it answered your query.

Foodie

February 3, 2018 @ 8:22 pm

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If its biryani then 1 kg rice and 1kg mutton /chicken would feed 8 people.
That is 2 kgs
So likewise mutton 1.5-2kgs for 8-10 ppl.
1 kg if its alu gosht
Paneer-750gms -1kg
Lesser if its mutter paneer

AF

April 26, 2018 @ 7:11 pm

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nice ideas.

shuvayu8@gmail.com

October 16, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

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I dont see dal gosht or dum gosht mentioned once

Sobia rauf

October 18, 2018 @ 2:49 pm

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Reshmi kabab
Mughlai handi
Chinese rice
Fruit salad

rahat

October 27, 2018 @ 7:36 am

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execelent ,

Amna

January 23, 2019 @ 7:09 pm

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I’m planing a party and it will b the first that i will host and i dnt know much to cook so can you suggest me as i can make few things good in my menu i have decided following
Biryani chicken
Red lobia
Shami kabab
Mutton karhi
Palak alloo
Chana chaat
veg spegatie
And
Kheer
Custard

sonia

March 26, 2019 @ 2:11 pm

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Can someone suggest dinner options for weekly thanks

Shahid

February 5, 2020 @ 5:39 am

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Very good menu. Lucky guests

Umar Farooq

January 8, 2021 @ 2:49 am

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Your idea of giving tips to people for dawat menu is good.I feel a gap in addition with dawat tips are tips of serving meal to guests, how to present dawat meal or how to decorate meal on table. In my view this gap is filled in a way that you firstly make your an instagram account. Post and share your these all ideas on that account. So people that visit your website to get tips that is probably troubled or tough than seeing posts on instagram can get tips by following you and making you trendy on instagram that is very beneficial for you also. So that’s all.
I hope by saying my this first request or proposal of instagram you’ll give your best. Otherwise I remember you again and again. At all how was this comment please feedback me after seeing this proposal by sending me a mail. I’m waiting.

Abeer

April 12, 2021 @ 11:29 am

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Dear Umar – Thank you for your valuable feedback and we shall try to make and maintain an instagram account. Your suggestion is very valid and the idea will indeed help many others. Jazakallah for taking time to write this comment.

Sabeena

February 1, 2022 @ 5:32 pm

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Great ideas. Where can I find these recipes listed in dawat menus?

Hussain

March 12, 2022 @ 11:31 pm

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The dawat:

Invite: 6 p.m. day
Most guest Arrival Arround
6:30- 7:00 p.m.

Table welcoming Tray:

Strawberry πŸ“
Apple 🍎
Biscuits little sugar on it πŸͺ
Pineapple pieces 🍍
Little cakes 🍰πŸ₯¨πŸ§
Sinas 🍊
Water canπŸ’§ 🍢(
Plastic cups

Mains:
Zeera rice 🍚
Palak alloo
Sheek Kabab πŸ–
Boneless Chicken massala (Haleem)

Sides
Naan
Bread 🍞
Samosy
Fruit Tray πŸ‡πŸŽπŸŠπŸ“
Mint chutni,πŸ₯—
Saus πŸ’§
Cold drink( Coca Cola, 7up, Fanta)

Sweets:
Cake 🍰
Rashmalai🍧🍨
Mathai

Warm drinks:
Chai
Green Tea🍡 β˜•

Prepare items HOmE:
Chairs πŸͺ‘ (large groups)
toothpicks
Napkins
Plastic cups
Big Aliminum shell plate van 31x21x4cm for servings

Big plastic bag For garbage πŸ—‘
chocolate fountain
Balloons Wall Decor DIY 🎈🎈🎈
Candles πŸ•― for the cake
Lighter

(Food) Take Away for guests :
(To there home) 🏑

Packing supplies (handy):

Aluminium foil
little throw away trays
sandwich bags

Hope you all have the best idea πŸ’‘ and may all have good memories and amazing dawat preparations. If I missed something, I hope you can make yours better with your own creative mindset and food-style.

Sarah

September 17, 2022 @ 6:47 pm

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Wao Amazing ideas JazakAllah Khaiyr

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