The chapli kebab is a popular barbecue and street food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the city of Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan, as well as eastern Afghanistan. It can be served and eaten hot with naan bread, rice, or in buns and sandwiches such as a bun kebab.
Category: Afghan Cuisine and Recipes
Shir berenj is an Afghan rice pudding. Rose water, cranberries and pistachios make this dish unique to Afghanistan and neighbouring countries. Shir-berenj is the Persian incarnation of rice pudding, that universal comfort food. Milk, water, rice and cardamom are its indispensable ingredients, and depending on the cook, optional ingredients can include: sugar, rosewater, or cream.
Made with cauliflower, red capsicums, carrots, and celery. The vegetables are mixed with some salt and sugar and left overnight. The next day the juice is mixed with vinegar and boiled for several minutes. The vegetables are put in glass jars and pressed down with cherry twigs and a round river stone, then the jars are filled with the cooled pickle marinade.
Kichari is a wonderful vegetarian protein-rich dish cooked in many households and in many different ways. The ginger, garlic, onions, lime, coriander and spices in this recipe help the beans to become more digestible and the turmeric adds the healing anti-inflammatory qualities. Kichari should be eaten fresh, it is not recommended as a left over.
Traditionally, Kadu Bouranee is served as a part of the several side dishes served at a Dastarkhan (the traditional Afghan table spread). One is supposed to eat the pumpkin dish with Afghan bread (Nan-I-Afghan) or one of the many rice preparations.
Yoghurt is not just for smoothies or frozen treats. In the Middle-East and Mediterranean, yoghurt is a staple in the diet. It is served as a side dish, appetiser, marinade and dessert. It is consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And, it is also used in drinks.
Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation’s chief crops; cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice. Accompanying these staples are dairy products (yoghurt and whey), various nuts, and native vegetables, as well as fresh and dried fruits; Afghanistan is well known for its grapes.
Bolani is a vegan flat-bread from Afghanistan, baked or fried with a vegetable filling. It has a thin crust and can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, such as potatoes, spinach, lentils, pumpkin, or leeks. Bolani originates strictly from Afghanistan. It is vegan and very low-calorie. It is usually served as an appetiser, side-dish, or main dish.