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…

Shola

Shola (Shole) is one of my favorite Afghan dishes! Its usually a sticky kind of rice with maash (mung beans) and the stickiness depends on the amount of water used to make the dish. Kecheri Quroot (Kecheri Ghoroot) is a…

Pakora (Afghan Potato Fritters)

Pakoras are basically any type of breaded fried vegetable (onion, cauliflower, eggplant or potatoes). There are different  ways to prepares pakoras. One way is to place sliced potatoes inside of a thick batter and then fries the potato. The other way is to…

Quarma Gul-e-Karam (Cauliflower)

Gulpea (Cauliflower) can also be made with beef or lamb but in this is the vegetarian version. Ingredients 1/2 pound of cauliflower 1 medium onion (sliced) 2-3 tablespoons of oil Salt (to taste) Black pepper (to taste) 2 cloves of garlic…