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A Hope for the Future of Afghanistan

A Hope for the Future of Afghanistan

My country has occupied Afghanistan for over two decades. Long before it was called Afghanistan, the geographical area that we know of as the country today, was  a clattering crossroads for ethnic and religious groups from across South and Central Asia. In the late 19th century, England colonized Afghanistan and implemented a Western model of … Continue reading

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Carrot-Cardamom-Walnut Cookies

Carrot-Cardamom-Walnut Cookies

These cookies are inspired by a carrot-cardamom pudding recipe. Carrots are actually indigenous to Afghanistan and other parts of South-Central Asia. Walnuts and other nuts (such as pistacbios) are regularly eaten in the region. The cookies do include ingredients which probably would not be found in an Afghan kitchen like butter, eggs and the leaveners. These … Continue reading

Rosewater Khatai Cookies

Rosewater Khatai Cookies

Khatai cookies are classic Afghani cookies. The fat in these cookies comes from corn oil rather than butter. The rosewater adds a floral note that mixes well with the spicy and citrusy cardamom. They are crunchy and would be great with a cup of tea. Continue reading