Best Afghan Recipes Top 10

How did we determine the Best Afghan Recipes? Based on your demand! This list of ten Afghan recipes is based on the highest downloads. Ranking from 1-10.

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Kabuli pulao recipe – Afghan National Dish

The national dish of Afghanistan. (actually its Qabili Palaw)

Afghan Char Masala Recipe

This Afghan Char Masala Recipe, if this is your first masala to make, is a perfect entry into trying to make your spice mix. It is a simple recipe that will impress your friends, Afghan or not. Just store it in an airtight jar, and you are good to go for a long while.

Mantu Recipe – Afghan Dumpling

This recipe is for Afghan mantu dumplings. 

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Afghan Green Sauce – Chatney – Cilantro Chutney

Afghans can’t do without their pickles and pickled things. We eat a sour thing with just about every meal. This green sauce is hugely popular in Afghan restaurants and kebab shops. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like. It’s bracing with its vinegar content and really is an excellent addition.

Afghan Yogurt Sauce

Make this! You will use it for everything – on top of soups, salads, and chicken sandwiches, as a dip, as a companion for a Saturday walk or a Sunday drive. Seriously. We will use this for many recipes on Afghan Cooks (or some variation of this.) So make up a batch!

Aush Afghan Noodle Soup – Cold-Weather Treat

Warm and hearty Afghan noodle soup.

Quick and Easy Afghan-Style Chicken Korma (Ghorma)

This Afghan chicken korma (ghorma) is meant to be quick, easy, and cooked during the week.

Borani Banjan – Easy Eggplant Recipe

This is an Afghan recipe for borani banjan made with eggplant and yogurt. Eggplant is mixed with yogurt, garlic, and other spices and then either cooked on a stovetop or baked in the oven. Afghan borani banjan is one of the most popular dishes in Afghanistan. It is usually served with rice and naan. The bread is necessary to soak up the rich eggplant sauce on your plate.


Afghan Ashak or Aushak Afghan Dumplings

Afghan Ashak or Aushak Afghan dumplings are a popular dish for Afghans and non-Afghans. They can be seen at fancy parties or wedding dinners. They do take a lot of time but are worth it. Ashak (or “gandana”) are a dumpling filled with leeks and typically covered in a meat sauce. Today, I

Afghan Eggs and Tomato

Afghan Eggs were a staple for breakfast growing up. We wouldn’t eat it every day, but when we did it was one of my dad’s specialties. You have to watch the video to hear about the level of black pepper he used lol. Afghan Eggs and tomato is very similar to a dish you may

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Mirriam Seddiq

I am Mirriam Z. Seddiq, the Afghan Cook. I was born in Afghanistan and came to America as a when I was 18 months old. I am a criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration attorney. I started the first Muslim American Woman Political Action Committee, once owned a coffee shop and a restaurant, and currently am the CEO of the Komak Foundation which focuses its efforts on helping Afghan refugees.

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