Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen by Durkhanai Ayubi and Farida Ayubi and Fatima Ayubi

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  • Chicken kebab (Kebabeh degee morgh)

    • SuzyP on December 20, 2020

      Recipe can be found in the BBC GoodFood December 2020

  • Plain white rice (Challaw)

    • SuzyP on December 20, 2020

      Recipe can be found in the BBC GoodFood December 2020

    • jungliemonkey on November 05, 2020

      Tasty, but quite 'involved' for rice... Could perhaps do with slightly less water and oil.

  • Rice with carrots and raisins (Kabuli palaw)

    • shaziahashmi on December 29, 2020

      One of the main reasons I wanted this book was to find a recipe for kabuli pulao. Loved this but I think we will reduce the amount of rice to 2.5 or 2 cups next time. Halved the amount of oil for the carrots and raisins which worked well.

  • Lentil curry (Dahl)

    • jungliemonkey on October 30, 2020

      Came out far too liquid for me... However, the flavour was pretty good. Will try again, cooking the lentils for slightly less time and adding about half the final amount of water.

  • Green bean curry (Fasoolia)

    • jungliemonkey on November 07, 2020

      Tasty, but very oily. I get that this is probably how it's meant to be, but it's too much for me... Might try again with half (or less!) of the oil and double the yoghurt.

  • Braised pumpkin with yogurt dressing (Kadoo borani)

    • jungliemonkey on October 27, 2020

      Super-easy and quick to make, and delicious too! My first from this book and very impressed with the result. I used butternut squash and sliced the chillis into thin lengthways strips.

    • shaziahashmi on December 29, 2020

      Tried to sub acorn squash for pumpkin - wouldn't recommend.

  • Chickpea curry (Nakhot)

    • jungliemonkey on November 05, 2020

      Pretty good, but very oily! Even if that is correct, I think I would try with about half the oil next time.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Often we are told not to judge a book by its cover. In the case of Parwana we can do just that. The gorgeous cover is a true reflection of this book’s content.

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  • ISBN 10 1623718759
  • ISBN 13 9781623718756
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  • Published Sep 01 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Edition First
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Interlink Books

Publishers Text

Parwana tells one family's story of a region long afflicted by war, but with much more at its heart.

Author Durkhanai Ayubi's parents, Zelmai and Farida Ayubi, fled Afghanistan with their young family in 1987, at the height of the Cold War. When their family-run restaurant Parwana opened its doors in Adelaide, Australia in 2009, their vision was to share an authentic piece of the Afghanistan the family had left behind, a country rich in culture, family memories infused with Afghanistan's traditions of generosity and hospitality.

These recipes have been in the family for generations and include rice dishes, curries, meats, dumplings, Afghan pastas, sweets, drinks, chutneys and pickles, soups and breads. Some are celebratory special dishes while most are day to day dishes. Each has a story to tell.

With beautiful food and location photography, this compilation offers valuable insights into the origins and heritage of Afghan cuisine and a fresh perspective to one of the oldest civilizations.

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