In an attempt to broaden my culinary knowledge and my family’s palate, I’ve challenged myself to cook the national dish from every country (or something close to it). First on the list: Afghanistan.
I made Kabuli Palau (a.k.a. Qabili Palau or Kabuli Palaw); it’s chicken topped with rice topped with sugar-glazed carrots and raisins (and traditionally, slivered almonds, which I omitted).
I followed this thorough recipe and video from Afghan Culture Unveiled. It was a hit with my family, which was a surprise to me; our kids don’t usually like the meals that my wife and I like.
Which delicious destination will I visit next? Nobody knows (except me)!