Chapli kebab (Afghan meat patties)

Chapli kebab (Pashto: چپلي کباب‎) is a minced kebab, usually made from ground beef or mutton with various spices in the shape of a patty. It originates from Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, and is also known as the Peshawari kebab. The chapli kebab is a popular barbecue and street food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other […]

Ashak (Dumplings with spiced lamb)

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 […]

Qormah e Lawand

Qormah, or korma, are creamy curries often thickened with nuts or nut purees. There are many different kinds of qormah, and qormah lawand is an Afghani version with chunks of CHICKEN or LAMB in a onion gravy flavored with sweet spices. RECIPE: Ingredients: 1/2 cup Cashews or almonds 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp […]

Qormah e Nadroo

Qormah or Korma comes from the Urdu word ḳormā, which means to “braise”. This dish is cooked with meat (Lamb, Veal or Chicken) and nadroo (LOTUS ROOT) in onion and yogurt gravy. As with other braised dishes like Rogan Josh, it is characteristic of Moghul cuisine, which was first introduced to Northern India by the […]

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