Ashak (Dumplings with spiced lamb)


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Ashak (or Aushak), In Afghanistan, these dumplings are typically served on a big platter as a main course. Ashak also makes  an elegant first course. It’s made with a delicate dough and is traditionally filled with gandana (Mixture of chopped fresh herbs), a member of the onion family with a mild flavor and an appearance similar to […]

Ashak (Scallion dumplings with beef sauce)


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ASHAK, also spelled AUSHAK [Pashto/Farsi: اَشَک], is an Afghan dish made of pasta dumplings filled with Chinese chives (scallions), with a (frequently meaty) tomato sauce, topped with yogurt and dried mint. A time-consuming meal to prepare, it is usually served on holidays or at special gatherings As recipe below, these are a really delicious dumpling […]

Mantu (Afghan lamb dumplings with tomato dal sauce)


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Dumplings filled with onion and ground beef or lamb. Mantu is steamed and usually topped with a tomato-based sauce and a yogurt- or qoroot-based sauce. The yogurt-based topping is usually a mixture of yogurt and garlic and split chickpeas. The qoroot-based sauce is made of goat cheese and is also mixed with garlic; a qoroot (Afghan […]

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