+
Restaurants & Bars

Afghan Specialties at Kabul, Islamabad

klyeoh | Aug 27, 201411:28 AM     6

Afghani dinner this evening with my colleagues at the popular Kabul Restaurant at Jinnah Super Market, the bustling commercial centre of F-7 zone.

What we had:
- Kabuli Palow: Afghan pilaf dish consisting of steamed rice mixed with lentils, raisins, julienned carrots and lamb. It is one of the most popular dishes in Afghanistan, and is considered the Afghan national dish. The brownish colour of the rice came from the lamb broth used to cook the parboiled Sella basmati rice.
- Chicken Karahi: a spicy chicken stir-fry with a wonderful gravy for dipping breads in.
- Kofta Afghani: beef meatballs, flavoured with garlic, onions and paired with a slightly spiced tomato-ey gravy.
- Afghani Nan: the texture's the same as Indian or Pakistani naan, but it's differentiated by its trademark oblong shape.
- Ashak: an Afghan dish made of pasta dumplings filled with scallions and a meaty tomato sauce, topped with yogurt and dried mint.
- Afghani Tikkah: skewered cubes of mutton.
- Afghani Kabab: skewered minced lamb balls, interspersed with red peppers
- Manto: closely resembling the Korean mandu, the Afghan manto dumplings are filled with beef or lamb mixed with minced onions and spices, steamed and then topped with a very typical sauce, "seer moss" (garlic-yogurt), dried or fresh mint, lemon juice, and minced garlic. The manto topping also included some tomato-based sauce includes split peas, red kidney beans and/or some sauteed ground meat.We finished the meal with "kahwah", traditional Afghan green tea, served with sugar-coated peanuts.

Address
==========
Kabul Restaurant
Jinnah Supermarket
Markaz F-7, Islamabad
Tel: +92 512650953

    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

15 Make-Ahead Labor Day Recipes from Dips to Dessert
Recipe Round-Ups

15 Make-Ahead Labor Day Recipes from Dips to Dessert

by Chowhound Editors | Make-ahead Labor Day recipes ensure that you get to enjoy the party along with everyone else—and that...

15 Labor Day Party Tips to Maximize Fun & Minimize Stress
Entertaining

15 Labor Day Party Tips to Maximize Fun & Minimize Stress

by Jody Eddy | Labor Day is the holiday that brings the long hot days of summer to a close. Say farewell to the season...

11 Kids' Lunches Better Than PB&J
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Kids' Lunches Better Than PB&J

by Leena Trivedi-Grenier | Back to school may feel more like back to the drawing board for parents trying to conceive of new...

The Best Sustainable School Lunch Supplies to Replace Plastic
Shop

The Best Sustainable School Lunch Supplies to Replace Plastic

by Caryn Ganeles | Packing plastic is second nature for many, but it’s worth the effort to rely on more sustainable choices...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.