Jun 29

A Simple Breakfast in Quetta

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Breakfast in Quetta

A Typical Breakfast of the Naan (bread), Desi Butter and Chai (Tea) I had while i was on “Expedition Balochistan” in Quetta City, Pakistan.
This Bread comes in variation, simple, Paratha (baked with oil), Makhan Paratha (baken in Butter) and various others.
I have some great memories associated with this breakfast, Firstly i have spent my childhood eating that breakfast in the Quetta city, Secondly the charm of having that breakfast in the winter mornings, waking up early, leaving your warm bed, walk to the nearby Tandoor (bread shop) in extreme below freezing point cold and have it with a warm cup of tea infront of gas heater in a warm room.

This breakfast now reminds me of my childhood memories, and its a must have everytime i visit Quetta.

The Naan (bread) is available in every area of Quetta city, and the most famous and delicious butter is from “Liaqat Dairy Farm” that i would suggests you to try at least once.

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27 Responses to “A Simple Breakfast in Quetta”

  1. From shaan:

    here comes the first comment on iexplorepakistan.com , its a great idea to show the world the true colors and people of pakistan , thumbs up Danial you rocked again!!!!! hope we will share this chai soon :)

    Posted on 01. Jul, 2010 at 9:13 pm #
  2. From Danial Shah:

    Thank you Shaan :) I am looking forward to have a cup of tea with you, and exploring Phander with lots of Trout fishing. :)

    Posted on 01. Jul, 2010 at 9:51 pm #
  3. From NJ khan:

    Mr.Danial dear you are doing excellent job for exploring Pakistan.I really missing that Simple breakfast of Quetta, when i mostly went to Quetta i am going to have that Naan and better with chai every time.I really like that breakfast…

    Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 at 9:06 am #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @NJ: Thank you NJ, Seriously I love this breakfast and missing it too

      Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 at 12:23 pm #
  4. From Naveed:

    Your way of presenting Pakistan is excellent. I like the way you beautifully presented the things which people generally ignore. Nice blog design as well.

    Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 at 11:23 am #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Naveed: Thank you Mr. Naveed btw you must try this breakfast

      Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 at 12:24 pm #
  5. From farhat khanam:

    More than excellent: blog setting,display,designing…every thing seems like a gem.Your lens seems to be a touchstone making ordinary things beautiful.And this Naan esp roghni naan with chai was one of the childhood relishes and still opt for at weekends.Bravo!

    Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 at 4:01 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Farhat: Hey, Thanks a lot for your time. Your feedback means a lot.

      Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 at 8:00 pm #
  6. From zakir khan:

    Very nice indeed. I really appreciate your work and the way you present them.

    Keep the good work going ….


    Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 at 8:56 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Zaikr Khan: Thank you Brother :) I hope you liked the concept :)

      Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 at 9:44 pm #
  7. From Daniyah:

    First of all congratulations on the launch of your travel blog Sir, and now coming to the nashta pis ..Ahhh its one of my favourites too ..what a wonderful, delicious combo of hot baked naan with butter and a wonderful cup of tea to gush it down :)
    Ohh and as you are all praise for “Liaqat Butter” , it seems it really was “sonay ka kushta” as written on that bar of butter :)

    Posted on 04. Jul, 2010 at 5:30 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Daniyah: Shukria for Congratulating me :). Have you ever tried this Nashta? Its yummy :) more than Yummmmy :). Better try it some day :)
      and Soney ka Kushta? lol i seriously never noticed it hehe

      Posted on 04. Jul, 2010 at 6:24 pm #
      • From Najam:

        Dear Danial, its really surprize for me that someone discover Balochistan so beautitfully, n Pakistan also. I also love to travel n after watching ur snaps i went into past, when i visited Chaman, Quetta, Ziarat etc………
        that breackfast remember me that day when v reach Quetta, n took Nashta in a local hotel……………
        Keep it up

        Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 at 8:36 am #
        • From Danial Shah:

          @Najam: Oh thanks a lot for sharing your travel moments :) Balochistan is really beautiful, its just how we perceive places. Nashta at local hotel sounds interesting

          Posted on 13. Jan, 2011 at 10:50 pm #
  8. From Shirin Qadir:

    Oh yum yum these “nans” are so tasty..you can’t find them anywhere in the world.I miss that “Nashta” too but mine used to be “in front of “old stove” ( heated with black coals)koalay wala stove”!:)

    Posted on 07. Sep, 2010 at 1:37 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Shirin: Thats true :) and Naad with Makhan is an extra added feature :) yum yum

      Posted on 07. Sep, 2010 at 11:04 pm #
  9. From waqar:

    Dear Danial. u wrote somewhere that u spent your childhood in quetta, same with me, can u plz reply,


    Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 at 11:44 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Waqar: Yes sir, I have spent my childhood in Quetta :)

      Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 at 10:06 pm #
  10. From Abdul Khalique:

    The way you presented/share this simple breakfast is really very impressive. by the way, to me it doesn’t sound so simple :)

    Posted on 22. Jan, 2011 at 7:49 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Abdul Khalique: Thank you Khalique bhai :) It really is simple seriously, i have lots of sweet memories associated with it from my childhood :)

      Posted on 22. Jan, 2011 at 10:19 pm #
  11. From jia:


    i like this type of breakfast. but i can not take it now but inshahALLah i ‘ll be defiantly go there.and will share pics :D

    i experience a lot of dhabas in sindh side specially jamshoro , mitthi , dadu, halanaka , tando adam , tando yusuf , kotri,thatha,
    mirpur and a lot of .

    specially of the dabas are chai , chana dal and kabab roti and i love that

    Posted on 23. Jan, 2011 at 2:15 pm #
    • From Danial Shah:

      @Jia: wow :) seems you have had loads of fun :)

      Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 at 12:18 am #
  12. From Masood:

    Love this breakfast and really miss it, specially butter from liaqat dairy :D

    I wonder why didnt you cover the picture of Zhob valley…..
    you can find wonderful places there. i saw some pics of zhob but i think you missed a lot……. there are a plenty of beautiful places.

    Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 at 5:14 pm #
    • From danialshah:

      @Masood: i need to explore more, seriously

      Posted on 22. Nov, 2012 at 7:14 am #
  13. From Shaheryar:

    Salam.. hi danial.. i was in quetta and i spend 5 days there.. me also used the same way of breakfast.. i liked the LIAQUAT’s butter, it was soooooooooo tasty and healthfull.. but the problem is this, i could not founnd the butter in karachi.. can you plzzzzZZ tell me that from where should i can get the same with same taste n quality again.. i am loving it.. :) me toooOO liked the simple breakfast..

    Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 at 10:25 am #
  14. From raza baloch:

    i love liaqat makhan

    Posted on 09. Dec, 2013 at 6:06 am #
  15. From Widad:

    realy Miss this breakfast… tears in my eyes when i remember my childhood & tandoor.. etc that iwas spend in Qta.. luv u qta luv u Pak <3

    Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 at 9:39 am #

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