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Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen

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Afghan braised pumpkin with yoghurt dressing (Kadoo Borani)

Afghan braised pumpkin with yoghurt dressing (Kadoo Borani)

About 15 years ago I was introduced to this dish at Kabul Restaurant in San Carlos, California. It was located in a strip amll near my...

Afghan braised eggplant with yogurt dressing (Banjaan borani)

Afghan braised eggplant with yogurt dressing (Banjaan borani)

Sometimes I cook a dish that takes me by surprise. I do love everything eggplant, but this dish in particular is phenomenal. As I do...

Afghan mushroom curry (Samaroq)

Afghan mushroom curry (Samaroq)

We instinctively think of mushrooms in Italian cuisine because of the fame of truffles. In addition, French chanterelles and a large...

Afghan meatball curry with rice pilaf (Kofta challaw)

Afghan meatball curry with rice pilaf (Kofta challaw)

Afghan cuisine has a very delicate profile, it uses a bit more spice than the Persian origins of the cuisine but less than the Indian...

Afghan chickpea curry (Nakhot)

Afghan chickpea curry (Nakhot)

Legumes are an integral part of Afghan cuisine as they are cultivated all over the country and can be stored for the harsh winters. This...

Lamb and turnip stew (Shalgham Challaw) with Mung bean rice (Maash Palaw)

Lamb and turnip stew (Shalgham Challaw) with Mung bean rice (Maash Palaw)

I was super excited to finally receive this cookbook. The book is packed with recipes and beautiful Photographs. Most recipes are...

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