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Afghan Recipes: Something Old and Something New

Here we will explore traditional Afghan recipes like borani banjan, kabuli pulao, and firini.

We will also explore my own creations like Afghan nachos, Afghan chicken kebab salad, and sheer chai firini stuffed donuts.

Here is a short article on the basics of Afghan food to get you started.

Dum Pukht – An Afghan Classic (made easy)

Intro to Dum Pukht. Let's make a classic Afghan dish, dum pukht. Traditionally, this is a slow-cooked dish over fire. Afghans use lamb, sometimes even older lamb. (mutton)As a result slow-cooking the dish is the way to go. (unless!) Unless you have a pressure cooker...

Instant Pot Oxtail

Plate of Oxtail and Potatoes Today we are making Instant Pot Oxtail. I've got lots of other great Instat Pot recipes here, here, here, and here. Why are Oxtails so Expensive Now? Growing up, I never thought I would see the day that oxtails were a luxury food item....

Beet Salad Recipe – Borani Laboo

A bowl of borani laboo. Beets are a delicious root vegetable served hot or cold, sour or savory. This Beet salad recipe is popular in Iran and Afghanistan. We love our veggies, and more particularly, we love to combine them with a yogurt sauce. For another veggie dish...

Afghan Palaw – Afghani Brown Rice

Plate of Afghan Palaw Afghan palaw is a staple in our homes. You've had our famous qabli palaw with carrots and raisins. But that is not eaten every day by Afghans. Sometimes we just have a simple palaw, or challow. What is Afghan Palaw? If you've had brown-colored...