Afghanistan Cuisine - Foods & Recipes

Afghani food has evolved around the country's primary agricultural crops - wheat, maize, barley and rice. Augmenting those cereals are traditional dairy products such as yogurt and whey, along with nut crops and 'local' vegetables. Added to that are a big range of fresh and dried fruits. The cuisine diversity in Afghanistan reflects its ethnic, cultural and geographic differences. Although there are commonalities with neighboring countries such as India and Pakistan, Afghan foods are demonstrably different and have long been renowned as a flavorsome cuisine form.

Afghan Vegetarian Recipes


Samoosi Yirakot (stuffed vegetable turnovers) Chakha Eggplant Vegetable Fritters Bonjan Salat (Spicy Eggplant Salad) Boolawnee( Fried Leek Pastries ) Afghan Bread with Spinach Tamarind Potatoes Ginger Tamarind Eggplant Lentil Stuffed Peppers Bouranee Baunjan(Eggplant With Yoghurt … [Read more...]

Afghan Desserts Recipes


Brides Fingers (Asabia el Aroos) Khatai Cookies Sheer Payra Fudge Kadu Bouranee Sabse Borani Baklava Firnee Gosh Feel (Elephant Ear Pastries) Halwaua-e-Aurd-e-Sujee Brides Fingers (Asabia el Aroos) These lovely slender crisps of filo filled with sweetened nuts are as … [Read more...]

Afghan Sauces & Rubs Recipes


Meat Sauce Kabab Sauce Korma Sauce Meat and Fish Rub Salad Dressing Afghan Spice Rub Chatni Gashneez(Coriander Chutney) Hawayej Coriander Sauce   Meat Sauce Ingredients 1 Yellow Onion 1 lb Ground Beef 1 tsp Black Pepper 16 ounce can Tomato Sauce 1 tsp Crushed … [Read more...]

Afghan Meat Recipes


Mourgh(Afghan Chicken) Aush(Noodles with Pulses, Meat and Yoghurt)Spiced Fruit Salad Kofta Nakhod(Meatballs and Chick-Peas) Samboosak Boulanee Korma Sabzee Afghani Lamb with Spinach Qabili Pilau( Lamb and Yellow rice with carrots and raisins) Lamb Kababs Meatballs With Noodles … [Read more...]

Ramadan Food Recipes


This November, the twilight sky will transform into a spiritual and temporal atlas for Muslims around the world. When the first sliver of the new moon cuts through the inky sky, the Islamic calendar's holy 9th month, called Ramadan, will begin. Forecast for the 15th of October this year, the new … [Read more...]

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