70+ Foods Beginning With P

There are many foods beginning with P. In this piece, we have sourced different foods, herbs and recipes all spelled with P from different regions of the world.

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Popular Foods Beginning With P

Have you wondered how many popular foods we consume are spelled with the letter P, then this list of popular foods starting with P is for you:

  1. Peanut
  2. Pepper
  3. Pickles
  4. Pies
  5. Pizza
  6. Plantain
  7. Popcorn
  8. Poptart

Fruits Beginning with P

Many fruits we consume are spelled with P, and we have listed some fruits starting with P:

  1. Papaya
  2. Passionfruit
  3. Pawpaw
  4. Peach
  5. Pear
  6. Persimmon
  7. Plum
  8. Pineapple
  9. Pineberry
  10. Plumcot
  11. Pomegranate
  12. Pomelo: A pale green or yellow fruit when ripe with sweet white flesh.
  13. Purple mangosteen: A tropical fruit with a juicy acidic taste and hard purple shell.

African Foods Beginning with P

Different countries of the African continent all have their traditional meals. Some of these foods start with P and we have listed some of them:

  1. Pakora: A fried South African snack made by taking ingredients such as onion, eggplant, potato, spinach, planian, paneer, cauliflower, tomato, chili pepper, dipping them in a batter of gram flour and deep-frying them.
  2. Pam poenkoekies: Known as pumpkin fritters, pumpkin-based balls of dough mixed with baking flour and eggs, fried in a pan and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Pap: A traditional porridge of mielie-meal (ground maize) or other grain.
  4. Pap en vleis: A crumbly phutu pap and tomato-based meat sauce usually served with boerewors. Braised separately or cooked in the sauce.
  5. Pastilla: A Moroccan meat pie made of squab or filled with fish or offal.
  6. Phaletshe: A Botswana maize meal dish similar to a pap served with seswaa, beef stew, serobe or boiled free range chicken.
  7. Phutu: A traditional maize meal dish which is a crumbly or grainy type of pap or porridge over an open fire and stirred.
  8. Placali: Fermented cassava paste usually eaten with palm kernel sauce, okra or kpala.
  9. Pot brood: Bread traditionally baked in a cast-iron pot.
  10. Potjiekos: A South African stew prepared outdoors made with meat, vegetables like cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, beer or dessert wine.

Caribbean Foods Beginning With P

Different countries in the Caribbean Islands and its surrounding coasts start with P. We have listed different Caribbean foods starting with P:

  1. Pelau: A savory Trini dish consisting of meat such as beef or chicken served with rice, vegetables, fresh herbs and coconut milk.
  2. Peppered shrimps: A Jamaican street food of shrimp cooked in a skillet with garlic, hot pepper, butter, and thyme.
  3. Picadillo: A spicy dish consisting of ground meat, tomatoes and onions, served with a side of rice or tortillas.
  4. Pica pollo: A Dominican fried-chicken dish eaten with fried plantains.
  5. Pikliz: A Haitian relish of pickled vegetables such as shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, shallots, and spicy peppers.
  6. Pizza Cuban: A slightly thicker pizza with a sweeter sauce from Cuba.
  7. Platillo Moros y Cristiano: A Cuban national dish of fluffy white rice, seasoned with black beans and cooked together.
  8. Poulet aux noix: A Haitian dish of well-spiced chicken, marinated, steamed and fried with diced tomatoes, tomato paste and onions with raw cashews.
  9. Pudding and souse: A traditional Barbadian dish served with pudding, steamed sweet potatoes, and souse.

Continental Foods Beginning With P

Continental foods hail from the European continent and other Western countries. Here are different continental foods all starting with P:

  1. Pandoro: A traditional Italian bread shaped like a frustum with an eight-pointed star section.
  2. Panforte: A traditional chewy Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts.
  3. Paprika: A pie made from grinding dried sweet red or green bell peppers.
  4. Pastier napoletana: A Neapolitan tart made with cooked wheat, eggs, ricotta cheese and flavored with orange flour water.
  5. Pastry: Pastry filled with meat and potatoes.
  6. Pease pudding: A pudding dish of boiled legumes, split yellow peas cooked with bacon or ham joint.
  7. Pie and mash: A dish of minced-beef and cold water pastry pie.
  8. Piperade: A dish prepared with onion, green peppers and tomatoes sautéed in olive oil and flavored with Espelette pepper.
  9. Pizelle: Traditional waffle cookie made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil and flavoring such as anise, vanilla or lemon zest.
  10. Pork pie: A traditional English meat pie with a filling of roughly chopped pork and pork fat surrounded by a layer of jellied pork stock in a hot water crust pastry eaten as a snack or salad.
  11. Porridge: A breakfast cereal dish made by boiling ground, crushed or chopped starchy plants in water or milk.
  12. Potato bread: A bread prepared with potato flour or potato instead of wheat flour.
  13. Potted shrimps: An English dish of brown shrimp flavored with nutmeg, eaten with bread.

Indian Foods Beginning With P

There are traditional Indian foods starting with P and we have listed them in this list of Indian foods starting with P:

  1. Pakhala: Cooked rice washed or little fermented in water.
  2. Palak paneer: An Indian vegetarian dish of paneer in a thick paste made from pureed spinach and seasoned with ginger, garlic, gram masala, and other spices.
  3. Paneer tikka masala: An Indian dish of marinated paneer cheese served in a spiced gravy.
  4. Pani puri: An Indian snack made with flour, spiced water, onions, potatoes, and chickpeas.
  5. Panjiri: A dish of whole-wheat flour fried in sugar and ghee laced with dried fruits and herbal gums.
  6. Panjeeri: A mixture of butter, dried fruits, and whole wheat flour served as a dessert.

Mediterranean Foods Beginning With P

Mediterranean foods from the Mediterranean region have the letter P as their first letter. Here are different Mediterranean foods starting with P:

  1. Paiidakia: Grilled lamb chops with lemon, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pastitsio: A baked pasta dish with a filling of ground spiced minced meat and a Bechamel sauce topping.
  3. Pita: Yeast leavened round flatbreads baked from wheat flour.
  4. Potato Gulasch: An Austrian dish of vegetables like potatoes, onions, bell pepper and sausages seasoned with hot paprika made into a hot soupy stew.
  5. Prassorizo: Leeks and rice stew cooked in lemon juice and olive oil.

Oriental Foods Beginning With P

Oriental foods from the Asian continent have the letter P as their first letter. Here are different oriental foods starting with P:

  1. Peach sauce: A dessert sauce used a stopping for pancakes, grilled chicken and also used in peach preserves and chutney.
  2. Peking duck: A Chinese dish of dried Peking duck baked and served with sugar and garlic sauce as a dip.
  3. Popiah: A fresh spring roll made with popiah skin, bean sauce, finely grated or stir-fried turnip, jicama, bean sprouts, French beans, lettuce leaves, grated carrots, Chinese sausage slices, thinly fried tofu, chopped peanuts and shredded omelet.
  4. Pork blood soup: A Thai cuisine
  5. Put chai ko: A Chinese snack of pudding cake made with white or brown sugar, long-grain rice with a little wheat starch or cornstarch.
  6. Plum sauce: A light brown, sweet, and sour condiment used as a dip for deep-fried dishes such as noodles and roast duck.

We have made our list of foods starting with P as exhaustive as possible and included cuisines from different parts of the world. Let us know your thoughts on this list by leaving a comment down below.