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Published January 6th, 2019 - 08:06 GMT

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The ancient city capital of the northwestern Khyber province, Pakhtunkhwa, has retained its reputation for some of Pakistan's tastiest cuisine despite bearing the brunt of the country's bloody war.

Many people come to Peshawar just to see what the secret to this barbecue is.

The hearty cuisine comes from generations-old recipes emanating from the nearby Pashtun tribal lands along the border with Afghanistan.

Rice dishes and kebabs feature prominently in Pashtun cuisine. Lamb is eaten more often in Pashtun cuisine than any other Pakistani cuisines. Rice haleem, chapli kabab, tika, and mutton karahi are the most famous dishes. Continue reading below »

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 Pakistani cook grills kebabs while customers look on at the Tory Kebab House in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Skewers of lamb hang at a Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9Skewers of lamb hang at a Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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 Pakistani butcher Nisar Charsi prepares meat in his restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Pakistani cook prepares meat to be grilled at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Grilled meat is cooked at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Pakistani man cooks grilled meat at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Pakistani customers gather at the Tory Kebab House in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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Pakistani man cooks grilled meat on a barbeque at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
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 Pakistani cook grills kebabs while customers look on at the Tory Kebab House in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 1 of 9 Pakistani cook grills kebabs while customers look on at the Tory Kebab House in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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Skewers of lamb hang at a Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 2 of 9Skewers of lamb hang at a Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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 Pakistani butcher Nisar Charsi prepares meat in his restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 3 of 9 Pakistani butcher Nisar Charsi prepares meat in his restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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Pakistani cook prepares meat to be grilled at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 4 of 9Pakistani cook prepares meat to be grilled at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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Grilled meat is cooked at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 5 of 9Grilled meat is cooked at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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Pakistani man cooks grilled meat at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 6 of 9Pakistani man cooks grilled meat at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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 Pakistani customers eat grilled meat at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 7 of 9 Pakistani customers eat grilled meat at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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Pakistani customers gather at the Tory Kebab House in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 8 of 9Pakistani customers gather at the Tory Kebab House in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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Pakistani man cooks grilled meat on a barbeque at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar.
ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Image 9 of 9Pakistani man cooks grilled meat on a barbeque at the Charsi (Hashish) Tikka restaurant in Namak Mandi in Peshawar. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

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