Bata (Afghan sticky rice)

BATA or BATHA, an Afghan rice dish is cooked with water and acquires a sticky consistency. It is usually eaten with a QORMA/KOMAR, such as SABZI (spinach) or SHALGHAM (turnips). With the addition of stock, meat, herbs, and grains, more eeri Qoroot, and Shola. A sweet rice dish called Shir Birenj (literally milk rice) is […]

Maash Palaw (Mung Bean with Rice)

Maash palaw or Mung Bean with Rice. As rice and mung beans are two of Afghanistan’s favorite ingredients, there are quite a number of recipes involving the pair of them. One such is ketcheree: short grain rice cooked up all stickily with garlic and quroot. But In this version (RECIPE 2), which sees mung beans […]

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