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…

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…

Naane Uzbeki

There are mainly three types of Afghan bread: Naan – Literally “bread” Lavash – Very thin bread  Naane Uzbeki Uzbek-style bread is shaped like a disc and thicker than naan. Usually made with white flour. Prep time: 3 hours 10…

(Eggplant Dip)

Here is a wonderful recipe for baba ghanouh a Afghan eggplant dip. It is typically served with naan. You can use a food processor to make baba ghanouh, but take care not to make it too smooth; this is supposed…

Chalou (White Rice)

Challow is a traditional Afghan dish that consists of boiled rice that is mixed with a variety of seasonings and then baked. Challow can be served on its own or as a side dish. Traditionally, challow is served alongside lamb…