Afghan food is a diverse cuisine that blends Persian, Turkish, and Pakistani flavors. Kabobs, pulau, naan, and spicy curry are just some of the many dishes. Each region of Afghanistan has its typical dishes and flavor profiles which vary by region. Afghani cuisine, like most of the world, has a heavy meat aspect to it. In the case of Afghanistan, many of these dishes involve lamb or goat. Lamb typically on holidays, much like pork is in other countries.
Bolani is a tasty, Persian-style wrapped bread that is considered one of the most popular dishes in Afghanistan. This hearty oven-baked dish is usually stuffed with a variety of ingredients, such as potatoes, pumpkin, red lentils, or minced meat, and served with a creamy yogurt dip. A Classic handheld snack food great for special occasions such as birthday parties and holidays.
KABULI PULAO (PALAW)
Kabuli Pulao is a variety of pilaf made of steamed long-rice mixed with raising carrots, beef, or lamb. Kabuli pulao is considered a festive and important dish due to the price and quality of the ingredients and its tradition of being Afghanistan’s national cuisine.
This delicious Afghan vegetable dish is made with slices of fried eggplant simmered in an aromatic tomato sauce and topped with yogurt.
Chopan kabob/kabab is a specialty of Pashtun cuisine rich in bbq culture due to the region’s lack of vegetation. This tender juice dish is made with lamb meat roasted over a traditional Afghan charcoal brazier called mankal.
ASH NOODLE SOUP
Aush or Ash is an Afghan noodle soup. Made with noodles, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, spices, beans, chickpeas, and finish with chakkah (a type of yogurt). This dish offers other varieties throughout Afghanistan.
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