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For two millennia, Afghanistan was the place where important trade routes between India, China, the Middle East and Europe converged. Marco Polo crossed the country en route to China; Arab travelers and the British passed through on their way to India. A rich culture took hold at this crossroads, and with it a varied cuisine that has survived centuries of war, invasion and internal upheaval. Afghan cuisine is mainly influenced by that of Persia, India and Mongolia, but also has a style all its own. Afghans tend to prefer their food not very spicy, and a flair for rice, often with cool yoghurt used as a garnish, and are renowned for their use of dried fruit and nuts.
Savory pastry filled with a delicately spiced mix of potato, peas and carrots, baked and served with coriander-yoghurt dip.
Kabuli Pulao (beef)
Considered the National Dish of Afghanistan this dish of rice and halal beef gets its rich, complex flavor from the fragrantly spiced beef stock in which the rice is cooked, and the dry fruits that are added at the end.
Narenj Palau (vegetarian)
Rice simmered together in an aromatic broth with onions, garlic, turmeric, and coriander. Narenj (dried orange peel) and almonds are added towards the end of cooking which makes this rice dish particularly fragrant and flavorful.
Both our mains are served with Borani Kachalu, a dish of potatoes sautéed in an infused tomato sauce. A creamy yoghurt, minced garlic with aromatic dried mint is poured over it.
Meaning sweet milk in Dari, this a traditional Afghan dessert made with a mixture of full-cream milk powder, ground cardamom, rosewater, and ground nuts (almonds & pistachios) combined with hot sugar syrup. The creamy mixture, akin to fudge, is set out to cool and then sprinkled with additional chopped or powdered nuts.
Beef or Vegetarian
Afghan Dinner for 2 $48 • for 4 $90
Ridhima Kalra is a banker by profession and baker by passion. Her journey in the kitchen started at very early age and remains an integral part of her life. You can follow her passion for food on Instagram @Raag_a_foodtale.
Frishta Ghafoori originally hails from Afghanistan and works as a line cook in a Middle Eastern restaurant and loves to explore food from all over the world. Frishta has lived in 6 countries to date, and her favorite part is trying all the local delicacies.