Afghanistan Recipes

The cuisine diversity in Afghanistan reflects its ethnic, cultural and geographic differences. There are commonalities with India and Pakistan, but Afghan foods are demonstrably different and have long been renowned as a flavorsome cuisine form.

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.

Afghanistan Cuisine –  Foods & Recipes

Kebab E-jigar - Liver Kebab

Kebab E-jigar – Liver Kebab

Kebab is a dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit. The dish originated in Persia / the Middle East before spreading around the world. Ingredients 2–3 tbs oil 3–4 large onions, finely sliced 1–2 tsp ground coriander seeds salt and pepper to taste 450 g lamb’s liver, cut into […]

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Afghan Beef Mantu Recipe

Afghan Beef Mantu Dumplings

How to make Afghan Beef Mantu Dumplings This recipe makes 80 dumplings. The Ingredients: 800 grams lean beef mince 1 or 2 finely chopped small Green Chili to liven it up a little, as you please 4 Garlic cloves 8 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 teaspoons Turmeric 2 teaspoons Cumin 2 teaspoons Coriander powder 2 teaspoons […]

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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 Sauce) Sabse Borani Samoosi Yirakot(stuffed vegetable turnovers) Yield: 20 servings Ingredients Dough 1 c Fine matzoh meal 1 Egg, beaten […]

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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 heavenly as baklava, much easier to prepare and to eat, and lower in calories and fat. […]

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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 Garlic 1 tsp Coriander 1 tsp Salt 1 1/2 cups Water […]

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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 Tossed In Yogurt Chelo nachodo(chicken & chick-pea stew with rice) Khoresht-e Seib Mourgh (Afghan Chicken) Yield: 6 servings […]

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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 moon heralds a month […]

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