Afghan Eats

  • Kabul Afghan Cuisine
    Full-service Afghan restaurant in San Carlos, Sunnyvale and Burlingame.
  • East West Gourmet Afghan Foods
    These friendly folks sell tasty bolani with spreads and sauces at farmer's markets all over Northern California and at selected Whole Foods markets. We are especially fond of the cilantro pesto and garlic mint cheese.
  • de Afghanan Kabob House
    Though a tiny, hole in the wall joint along the "little Kabul" strip of Fremont, CA, it is highly atmospheric with the purveyors grilling savory kebabs and hand making bolani as you wait for your food.
  • Helmand Restaurant in San Francisco
    A lively and attractive Afghan restaurant with great food and a friendly staff.

Great Reads

  • Khaled Hosseini: And The Mountains Echoed
  • Fariba Nawa: Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan
  • Tamim Ansary: Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan
  • Rory Stewart: The Places In Between

Blogs We Like

Non-Profit for Afghanistan

  • Afghan Friends Network
    Humaira co-founded Afghan Friends Network to help women and girls in Afghanistan. We currently education 500 girls, 250 boys and 80 women.
  • Aid Afghanistan for Education
    Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE) is dedicated to empowering Afghans and rehabilitating the education system in Afghanistan.

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Hi Eileen - I am so glad you enjoyed this dish, thank for letting me know - Humaira

I made this for dinner tonight and it was DELICIOUS. Thanks so much for the recipe :). I added sauteed onions, and thought that was a nice touch. Can't wait to try some of your other goodies.

Hi Lan - I hope your boyfriend likes the Lawang. Do write to tell us what he thinks. As for Qorma e Badenjan, I will create a recipe for you. Do you like it with meat? - Humaira

Hi Humaira- I'm so glad I found your blog! I will be making the chicken lawang this week for my fiance (that's his favorite thing to order at Kabul Afghan). My favorite is the KORMA CHALLAW BADENJAH. I wonder if you would have a recipe to share in the future? I haven't been able to find anything online and would love to make this at home. Thank you, Lan

Hi - I was just wondering what kind of curry you use? In this recipe & in the cauliflower curry recipe too? It seems there are a lot of varieties out there & I was wondering if there certain ones that are more Afghani style than Indian style? I'm so glad to have found your blog - I've been looking to replicate some of the yummy Afghani dishes I've been lucky to be introduced to at some of the Fremont Afghani restaurants and really had no idea how to go about it. I look forward to trying your recipes!

Oh wow, I need to try this... looks so good!

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  • Humaira was born in Afghanistan and now lives in California. She reconnects to her roots by writing about Afghan culture and cooking the foods of her homeland. She passionately shares the wonders of her beleagured country through its rich culture, delicious food and stories about her experiences in Afghanistan. Humaira consults on Afghan culture, speaks about Afghanistan and is a social activist.

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