Karachi is the commercial hub, port and most populous city in Pakistan, with nearly 20-million people. It is a cosmopolitan city that generates 70% of the revenue for the country. Still, traditional Pakistani food is still dear to the hearts of Karachiites: rice dishes like Pulao & Biryani, meat or chicken curries such as Karahi, Nihari and Haleem, pulses like Daal (lentils) and barbecued dishes are very popular.
Nasir Zuberi, a long-time Karachi resident and caterer, has put together a meal comprising of Karachiite favorites. These authentic dishes are not only part of regular home meals, but also served on special occasions — like tonight’s dinner at The Depanneur.
Mix Plate Chaat
Chick peas with potato, puffed gram flour & yoghurt, sprinkled with spices, onion & tomatoes
Chicken cooked in a wok (karahi) with tomatoes, ginger and a special homemade spice blend
Special Alloo Sabzi
Potatoes cooked with mustard oil, kalonji seeds and other spices
Delicate basmati rice with peas
Selection of fresh traditional flatbreads
The electric green national soft drink of Pakistan
A traditional hot Semolina dessert served with special Karachi mix chai (tea).
B.Y.O.B. — No corkage
Doors open 7:30 — Dinner at 8:00
Nasir Zuberi was born in Karachi, and successfully ran a catering business there during the 1990s. He’s now based in Toronto and in the process of setting up a new catering business. He has passion for food and traditional home-style recipes.
Nasir’s extensive travelling across the Middle East, Africa, CIS and Indian sub-continent as a Product & Business Development professional has exposed him to many different cuisines, but his favorite remains traditional Pakistani food.