Kheer is one of the 10 most loved desserts in Pakistan


Kheer is one of the 10 most loved desserts in Pakistan

Sweets and desserts are loved all around the world but in Pakistan the love for desserts is exceptional

Sweets and desserts are loved all around the world but in Pakistan the love for desserts is exceptional. Whether it be a family gathering, wedding, festival or any event at all, you will always be served with a sweet dish right after the meal and we, Pakistanis, have our own traditional desserts to satisfy our sweet tooth. One of these desserts is Kheer, having rice and milk as the main ingredients. You would be surprised by its popularity because of its unique taste. It is flavored with cardamom, saffron, raisins, pistachios cashews, or almonds.

Kheer is available with a little variation all around the world. The type of Kheer eaten in Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan is known as fire which is also eaten among the Muslim communities of India and Bangladesh. While in Pakistan, the commercially popular variety is also fine and another is Rabri Kheer. It is sold in markets and offered to serve by caterers in the event, festivals etc. This is why Kheer is one of the 10 most loved desserts in Pakistan.

Other 9 desserts besides kheer that is loved by Pakistanis are depicted below:

Gajar Ka Halwa:

Gajar ka Halwa is a dessert that Pakistani’s take delight in eating during winter. It is made out of grated carrots and milk. The grated carrots are placed in a pot with cream and are constantly stirred, sugar is added to it after the carrots are half done. When it’s completely cooked it is served with garnished almonds and pistachio.


Zarda is a traditional sub-continental dessert made by boiling rice in orange color, milk, and sugar. Often in Pakistan, it’s not just cooked in orange but many people even cook it in multi-colors that are added to the rice to make them more appealing. Zarda tops all the desserts when it comes to being the most popular dessert served at weddings and other occasions.

Sohan Halwa

Sohan Halwa is the dessert famously prepared and sold at hundreds of shops in Multan. In fact, the whole city of Multan is best known for its production, with a pioneering passion for the dish going back decades. It is also a traditional dessert in Afghanistan, Iran, India.


Falooda is a traditional dish brought to the sub-continent with the settlement of Mughals in this region. It is a dessert that is served cold made of vermicelli, basil seeds, jelly and milk as main ingredients. Falooda is served all around Pakistan and in various countries in Asia with little variations.


Rabri is one of the most commercial desserts in Pakistan served in shops and markets. There are big outlets that only sell Rabri and are specialized in serving the best in the country. This dish was originated from sub-continent and is still loved everywhere in the region even today. It is made by condensing the milk on low heat and is served chill, usually with garnished almonds.


Lab-e- Shireen is a creation of Pakistani modern cuisine. It is a dessert that is a combination of ingredients like custard powder, milk, jelly, raisins, almonds, fruits colored vermicelli etc. It is also one of the most commerciadessertsrt in Pakistani served at weddings. 

Sheer Khorma

Sheer Khorma is a special dessert that is made of vermicelli, milk and dried dates. It is most loved on occasions like Eid-ul- fit and Eid-ul- Adha, eaten after Eid prayers. The popularity of Sheer Khorma stretches throughout Central Asia and the sub-continent.