Afghan Recipes

Kabuli Palaw

Kabuli Palaw is an Afghan rice dish consisting of steamed rice mixed with lentils, raisins, carrots and lamb. It is the most popular dish in Afghanistan, and is considered the national dish. Qabili Palaw is a made by cooking basmati…

Falooda

Falooda is a South Asian specialty served during the warm months in Pakistan, India and Iran, and among others. Each country lends its own twist on the dessert. In Afghanistan, this means shaved ice is topped with rosewater- or cardamom-flavored…

Latey – Afghan Fenugreek Pudding

The first recipe that I’ve decided to post is for Latey (Fenugreek Pudding). This pudding is traditionally made for women who have recently delivered. Fenugreek is beneficial as it can “increase milk supply in lactating women. Studies have shown that…

Dough (Cucumber & Mint Yogurt Drink)

Afghan dough is yoghurt diluted with cold water, mixed with shredded cucumber and dried mint. It’s refreshing and delicious. It’s a summer drink in Afghanistan usually enjoyed at lunchtime with rice or meat.  Dough has a reputation for inducing drowsiness. A great nap often…

Kitchiree Quroot

Kitchiree Quroot is an Afghan dish like risotto in that it is a rich dish made with short grained rice. Quroot falls under the category of shola for Afghan food.Shola is a soft mushy short grained rice that basically is…

Salata (Salad)

The Afghan salad, “Sa-laa-ta”, is a simple combination of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and fresh mint chopped into small pieces. Add some salt and mix well. The tradifional Afghan salad makes a delicious supplement to the food. Afghan salad is…

Afghani Lamb with Spinach

A flavorful blend of spices, cardamom, olive oil and fresh vegetables surround tender pieces of Lamb that will transport your taste buds to a faraway land.Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 1/2 lb Lamb stew meat — preferably leg 1/3 c…