Lahori Nashta (Breakfast)

No Lahori morning (especially sundays) is complete, if you don’t go out for a typically delicious halwa pori nashta. Halwa pori had always been my favorite while in the city. Somehow, my love for such food grew so much that I literally took 2 km walk everyday along canal to Mughalpura bridge for halwa pori (New Butt Sweets, located in the Mughalpura chowk). A big glass of lassi is a must too. And that too at 5 AM in the morning! It’s just the old lahori way to have nashta so early so you’re ready to stuff yourself again at 12 noon. ;) You can find halwa pori shops in every nook and corner of Lahore; so when the next sunday morning you happen to wake up early, do give halwa pori a try. And it would cost you Rs. 10 only for 2 pori’s!!

Lahori breakfast
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Word of caution though; for most people, one or two pori’s are enough but if you go overboard for chatkhara you have to work all that extra ghee out later in the day. So be warned! Else, you might end up with a twisted belly!

6 Comments so far

  1. Vaqas ASHRAF (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

    Hi Lahorites…

    Nice to see you on metblogs.

    How can I join to blog here?

    thanks in advance.

  2. Muhammad atif (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 12:37 pm

    hay ,Jangli Jagga, have you tried Capri in Liberty whose pic you have posted .It’s relatively expensive but very popular for once it was the only puri joint in liberty.

  3. Shirazi (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 5:19 pm

    Yummmmmmmm. But why did you miss “Choolleee” that come free with Halwa Puri?

  4. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 4:57 am

    Vaqas, you can join in by apply here:

    No Atif, unfortunately I’m naive enough to not know so many hotspots in the city. I would definitely love to try Capri, but I’ve tried many other famous pori-wallas till now! ;)

    Yes Shirazi, I must be out of my mind to forget cholay! Glad I’ve so many pori-lovers to point out! :D

  5. Bilal Rafi (unregistered) on July 31st, 2005 @ 2:40 pm

    Hi! Just wanted to point out that I appreciate you including the original link while using my photography in your blog. Usually people just nick the images without giving proper credit.


  6. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 5:02 am

    No, thank you Bilal! How could you think that we won’t give you credit for your work. We never do this here ;)

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