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Afghan Kidney Bean Curry (Lubya)

This Afghan kidney bean curry, known as lubya/lubia/lobia depending on how the language is transliterated, is one of my favorite meals. I first had the dish at a local Afghan restaurant and can’t get enough of it! Imagine buttery soft kidney beans simmered in a curry base bursting with the rich flavors of coriander and …

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Leek Bolani: Afghan Leek Stuffed Flatbread

I’m sharing another Afghan recipe today, for delicious stuffed bread. Bolani is an Afghan stuffed flatbread, not too different from the Indian stuffed parathas I grew up with. Except that parathas have layers of fat worked into the dough, and while you can stuff the breads whatever veggie or lentil filling you desire, the most …

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Afghan Chutneys 2 Ways: Coriander Chutney and Red Pepper Chutney

Every good cook needs an arsenal of sauce recipes to take their dishes to that next level in terms of flavor. Every culture has their own versions, from mole and salsa in Mexico, to Europe’s mustard and America’s ketchup. There’s Korean gochujang and Chinese hoisin. Greek tzatziki, Japanese ponzu, and seemingly endless versions of hot sauce …

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