#185: Afghanistan

With moving palooza underway here in Brovskyland, it seems like everyone is in the midst of moving! L&J moved in July, K&C moved this week, Ned and I are moving next week, B&B and P&Z have upcoming moves in October. It’s been a lot of sad and happy and boxes and tape. They say, home is where your mom is…. so really it’s not home unless you’re moving back with your folks. Luckily for me, I am moving 2 miles from mine, so that more or less covers the bases. Speaking of bases, those Rockies have to win or they’re eliminated. So let’s get on it. #roxtober

THE DINNER: We made a Bolani (sometimes called Perakai or Poraki) this week for the blog. We ventured to Afghanistan where this flat bread is filled with veggies and fried in oil….and sometimes baked. But if we are being honest, which we should always aim to be, fried is life. Our recipe pull called for potatoes, green onion, bell pepper and cilantro to use as the filling to this golden brown pocket of heaven.

Afghan Bolani Recipe:  http://foodtasia.com/afghani-bolani-potato-green-onion-stuffed-flatbread/

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OVERALL COUNTRY SCORE:

Ease of prep and cooking: 3 STARS out of 5 STARS for this meal!
After a couple weeks of pretty easy preps and recipes, it was bound to come in with a higher level of difficulty. Here we are! The dough was fairly loose and sticky, making it hard to roll and control (rhyme intended. You’re welcome.). No translations and no conversions though, so this sat at the middle of the star pile just taking up time.

Best dish of all time scale: 4.5 STARS out of 5 for this meal!! 
“By Golly, these potato, onion, pepper and cilantro pockets were awesome!” was the letter written home on this week’s culinary journey. My mom mentioned that it was crispy dough and jam packed with flavor which is interesting because there’s not a lot of herbs or seasonings. My dad, A, hates cilantro, and loved these, so for those that find it a deterrent, don’t run. Enjoy this little trip to the Middle East 😉

We are into the last 10 countries on the home stretch here on AW195S. Can you even believe it?! Looking back, it’s been just under 4 years of cooking fun and family time. We have learned so much about geography and cultures as well as cooking styles. It’s been a blast. #186 finds us in St. Lucia.

Happy Belated B-Day to A!! 
– L & K

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