Recipes from Afghanistan

Bolani with Yoghurt Dip

Bolani are a kind of Afghan stuffed flatbread/samosa which can be served as an appetizer, side-dish, or main dish. This bolani recipe uses mashed potato.

Bourani Banjan

This classic Bourani Banjan recipe features fried aubergines and peppers, a rich tomato sauce, and a delicious garlic yoghurt garnish.


This light and delicately-flavoured Afghan milk pudding is so easy to make. Firni is also easy on the stomach after a heavy and rich meal!

Kabuli Pulao

Kabuli Pulao is an Afghan pilaf dish and one of the most internationally recognized Afghan rice dishes.

Sheer Payra (Afghan Milk Fudge)

Sheer Payra is an Afghan milk fudge flavoured with nuts, rose water and cardamom. Serve with tea or coffee.