Afghanistan Food Recipes
Afghanistan food recipes which are user friendly are not easy to find. Here, I am inputting mostly those Afghanistan food recipes which I know work and have tried out on my own family and friends. For Afghan culture's sake, I do have to include a few Afghan dishes which I don't actually care for.
(I need a tea break, so I'll come back to put in some more recipes)
If you are here, you may already know that the main food Afghanistan facts are that the staple Afghan foods are naan and rice. So we have to include the main Afghan food recipes for the foods you'll definitely be eating at an Afghan wedding!
AFGHAN RECIPE FOR BREAD
Here's the best recipe I've found for making Afghan naan (bread) outside of Afghanistan. It is slightly altered from Mic's original contribution to All Recipes, but he is a genius!
Place dough in a well-oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
STREET FOOD (AFGHAN FAST FOOD)
The two main Afghanistan fast foods are boulanee and boulanee katchalu. One is made with leeks, the other with potato. Chips (french fries) are also awesome fresh from the cooking pot in the bazaar. They are sprinkled with a special french fry spice.
Boulanee Boulanee Katchalu Chips
There is an Afghan proverb about kebabs:
"Ser ba ser Seer-as."
Meaning: The secret of the kebab is garlic."
Kebabs in Afghanistan are mainly lamb or beef. We often make chicken kebabs at home. However, the same marinade recipe can be used for all three meats. To make them Afghan style, make sure to cut the meat as perfectly square as you can, including large chunks of fat on the skewer! (We choose to skip the fat parts!)
Afghan Marinade recipe for Meat Kebabs:
Marinate the meat at least 2 hours, slide onto the skewers, and grill to your preference.
Serve in fresh hot naan, with plenty of chili pepper spice! Wash down with coke-a-cola, tea, or water.
Well, a page on Afghanistan food recipes would not be complete without Chapli Kebab.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Shape meat patties into 1/4 inch thick oblongs, or a round shaped patty. Fry in oil on both sides until cooked through. Serve with tomato and onion salad and fresh naan. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lemon wedges.
RICE PILAUSQuabeli PilauNorinj Pilau
Salta Bonjon-e-Rumi-wa Piaz
FRUITS AND DESSERTSFirni
Doogh(okay, I'm including this one for Afghan culture's sake, but I actually dislike it intensely. It's just very traditional, and quite a specialty, so if an Afghan ever offers this to you, try really hard to drink it.)
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