Afghani Tikka, Pulao, and More: 7 Afghan Recipes You Must Try

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What is Afghanistan known for? Nuts, carpets, wool and sugar – these are some immediate answers we are likely to get. But you know what? Afghanistan is more than these things. It has a rich culinary history, influenced by Persian, Central Asian and Indian cuisines. Known for its creamy, flavorful and delectable food offerings, Afghan cuisine is very popular all over the world. From the ever-popular Kabuli pulao to tikkas, pure khurma, korma and more, recipes abound to try from this royal cuisine. However, some historical trivia became popular around the world, while some remained less explored. If you’re a real foodie and like to try and experiment with food, you’ve come to the right place. Here we bring you a list of 7 Afghan recipes that you can try to make at home.

Here is a list of 7 Afghan style recipes that you must try:

Kabuli Pulao: our recommendation

Let’s start the list with the most popular recipe in Afghan cuisine. A deliciously spiced serving of rice with the goodness of chickpeas. A light, healthy and delicious meal in itself! Making it at home is also a piece of cake. Find the recipe here.

Afghan Chicken Tikka

You may have tried different versions of tikkas. What makes this tikka recipe different is the addition of seeds and nuts such as cashews, melon and poppy seeds which also give it a distinct flavor along with a subtle crunch in the masala preparation. Find the recipe here.

Afghan Parda Pulao

Next up is this unique pulao recipe. If you’re wondering what this recipe is all about, it’s a mutton pulao recipe, which originated in the Afghan region. After the mutton pulao is cooked normally, this recipe is covered with wheat dough and baked for a few minutes. Click here.


Tandoori Afghan Chicken

Tandoori chicken is generally spicy and full of flavors. This recipe softens the ‘spicy’ and ‘spicy’ level of the authentic tandoori chicken and presents a whiter and creamier dish that is equally amazing and delectable. Click here.

Paneer Afghan Gravy

A vegetarian delight! This white colored Afghan breading recipe has a sweet and creamy taste that you hardly get in other breading dishes. And trust us, once you try it at home, you’ll come back to this recipe again and again! Click here.

Afghan omelette

Looking for filling and healthy breakfast recipes? Eggs, potatoes, onions and tomatoes – these foods are all you need to make this Afghan omelet, along with a few basic spices to flavor it. Click here.


Afghan Buttermilk (Chaas)

Summer is just around the corner. Just when we think the scorching heat is getting unbearable, a soothing glass of chaos always comes to the rescue. This refreshing Afghan-style Chaas recipe will grab your heart with its rustic and earthy flavor. Click here.


Now that you know the practice, try these recipes at home and let us know what you think in the comment section below.