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We have traditional recipes like bolani, and new creations like my Afghan Nachos.

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Afghan Dopiaza Meat Stew with Onions

Afghan Dopiaza is a meat dish close to the hearts of all Afghans. It is my favorite Afghan meat dish. My mom will always use lamb when she can, but this can be made with beef or goat. picture of Afghan Dopiaza Dopiaza means Onions Two Ways The signature flavor of this...

Potato Ghorma (korma) Afghan Style

a bowl of potato ghorma with a piece of Afghan bread in it Ghorma (a stew) is prevalent in Afghanistan. Potato ghorma is popular in various regions for a good reason. Meat can be pretty expensive. Let's make it! What is a Ghorma? Ghorma, or korma in Indian cuisine, is...

White Chocolate Fudge Recipe – Afghan Style

Picture of White Chocolate Fudge with Saffron and Rose Let's make a white chocolate fudge recipe, shall we? Before we start, let me share a few differences between American and Afghan fudge. Differences between American and Afghan Fudge. Afghan fudge, known as sheer...

Sheer Pira Afghan Milk Fudge

Picture of Sheer Payra fudge with nuts Sheer pira is Afghan milk fudge. It is hugely popular in Afghanistan. I was born in Kandahar but moved here at 18 months in the early 70s. Growing up in America, we didn't eat much of this, but I have grown to love it. Let's make...

Best Recipes of 2022

Looking for my best recipes for 2022? I wanted to make an easy post with all the recipes in one spot. I've collected my ten favorite recipes of 2022 here at Afghan Cooks. What are your favorite recipes that you made in 2022? Please share with me in the comments. As...

New year’s eve recipe ideas

Looking for New year's eve recipe ideas? I've rounded up 5 of the Afghan (or Afghan-inspired) recipes that I think will be a hit for your new year's eve. I tried to include easy and exciting recipes that appeal to many guests. If you like these recipes, you can learn...

Upside Down Cake – Afghan Style

Picture of apple upside down cake There's nothing quite like a delicious upside down cake, and today I'm going to show you how to make an Afghan version of this classic dessert. This recipe uses some popular flavors in Afghanistan, so it's sure to be a hit with your...

Pumpkin Bolani – Afghan Bolani Kadoo

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious Afghan dish to add to your repertoire, pumpkin bolani is the perfect option! This traditional bread is stuffed with pumpkin, making it perfect for autumn or winter. We also enjoy bolani stuffed with leeks or potatoes.

Shireen Palaw: Jeweled Rice Recipe

a dish of shireen palaw Fall is in the air, so it's time for some delicious rice dishes! One of our favorites is shireen palaw, a sweet rice dish served in Afghanistan and Iran. This dish generally has orange or other fruits and nuts, making it perfect for the fall or...

Afghan Tomato Chutney: Chatni Recipe

We have the best sauces, and Afghan tomato chutney is no different. It goes well with any dish you can think of. What is Chutney? Chutney is a type of sauce that is made from various fruits or vegetables. If you are not Afghan, you've probably eaten or heard of...