Meatballs and Rice-Kofta Challow


Here is another yummy dish. Meatballs is another traditional Afghani dish served usually with Rice but you can serve it with naan bread as well.

Here is all you need to make this delicious meal:

  • Coriander
  • Green pepper
  • Garlic
  • onion
  • beef or veal
  • Eggs
  • Tomato Sauce

And for species you need:

  • Black Pepper (grounded)
  • Coriander Powder
  • Salt

In a food mixer, add coriander, green pepper, onion, garlic and mince it. In a big bowel, add meat, the mixture and spices. Mix well. Add onions in a food mixer. Fry the minced onions in a large sauce pan. Add tomato sauce. Add water leave on high heat until it comes to boil. Make small balls from meat mixture and add to the sauce.  Leave it on low for 30 minutes to cook.


Here is one of the most cooked meals. Rice is cooked on a daily basis in Afghan households with different types of curries.

Here is what you will need:

  • Rice (Basmati)
  • Vegetable oil

And for the Species you will need:

  • Cummins
  • Cardamom
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

First make sure to rinse the rice. Leave it aside for few hours before cooking. The taste of it will be much better if it is rinsed and soaked in advance.  Boil water in a pasta pot with strainer or use a regular pot then drain the water after boiling, using a strainer. Once the water is boiled, add the rice and boil for few minutes or until the rice is soft and long. Drain the water from the rice.


 Heat a Pan on High heat and add vegetable oil, boiled rice, salt dissolved in warm water and the spices.

Mix well and make holes with the back of spatula. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel and place it on the pot. Cook on low heat for at least 25 to 30 minutes.

Once meatballs is cooked, serve with Rice, Yogurt, chutney or salad.

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