Traditional Afghanistan Cuisine

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TRADITIONAL AFGHAN YUM
YUM
By:Austin Eide Joel Perez….and Brett Ford
ORIGIN
Traditional Afghan cuisine did not originate from Afghanistan itself. Instead,
the food is inspired from the three major ethnic groups living in Afghanistan.
The ethnic groups are the Pashtun’s, Tajik’s, and Uzbek’s.
POPULAR DISHES
1.Kabuli Palaw
3.Qorma
5. Shawarma
7. Afghan Kofta
9. Afghan Naan
2.Lamb Kabobs
4. Mantu
6. Khameerbob
8. Quroot
10. Dam pukht
KABULI PALAW
Kabuli Palaw is the most popular Afghan dish. It consists of
steamed rice, raisins, and carrots, and often served with lamb.
Other varieties of Pulao do exist in Afghanistan as well.
LAMB KABOBS
Kabobs come in all varieties across Afghanistan, but none are more popular
than Lamb Kabobs. Kabobs can also come in chicken, ground beef, and ribs.
Often served with a side of naan.
KORMA
The translation of Korma in Arabic to English basically means “cooked
meat.” Korma’s roots are tied to countries like India and Pakistan. Now the
dish is mostly served in Afghanistan, made with lamb.
MANTU
Mantu is steamed dumplings fattened with minced onion beef. In Afghanistan,
Mantu is often topped with a type of yougurt sauce. Afghan Mantu resembles
Asian dumplings.
SHAWARMA
Shawarma is a Levantine Arab sandwich,very popular in Afghanistan.. Often
made with shaved lamb, goat, or chicken. The meat in Shawarma can often be
grilled up for a day on a “spit.”
KHAMEERBOB
Khameerbob is a incredibly popular, nartive Afghan dish. Only to be prepared
for special occasions at home. Khameerbob is very often eaten in the form of
a dumpling.
AFGHAN KOFTA
Kofta is served is almost every middle eastern country, but mostly in
Afghanistan. Kofta is a meatloaf or meatball type dish. In the simplest of
forms, they consist of ground meat.
QUROOT
Quroot is a traditional Afghan yogurt like cheese. Quroot is seen
as a low calorie dish in its country of origin. Afghan’s believe
Quroot is healthier than most foods due to it being sun dried, and
yogurt based.
AFGHAN NAAN
Afghan Naan is a traditonal middle eastern bread. The bread is baked in a
Tandoor. Naan is not cut into slices, but mostly torn up, and dipped into any
food.
DAM PUKHT
Dam pukht is not a food, however it is a Afghan
cooking technique. This method is associated with the
Awadh region of India and even more in Afghanistan.
This method is cooking meats and vegetables over a low
flame, usually in sealed containers.
HOW TO MAKE SHAWARMA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDPUDAGlKuY
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