Megha Kohli @meghakohli

3 weeks ago

#flavorsofindiawithmegha Got myself some Afghani breads today! Delhi has a big Afghani community who settled in the city after fleeing the turmoil from their country. Fleeing the war, they have tried to recreate their life from back home, including through food. They brought their culture & introduced their technique of bread making to this city. Since the late 1990s, naanwais (Afghani bread makers ) have been baking and selling a variety of traditional Afghan breads such as naan Afghani, roghani and lavasa in Delhi, adding yet another dimension to thia city’s diverse culinary landscape. In fact a colony in Lajpat Nagar is also known as "Little Kabul". When the migration from Afghanistan to India started, many of the immigrants made Delhi their base, especially areas such as Bhogal and Lajpat Nagar. You will witness signboards in the street of shops in both languages, English and Dari which are the two prominent and official languages of Afghanistan. In a typical Afghan household, bread is eaten daily but is hardly made at home; it is instead bought from the naanwais in the lanes. The naanwais, make fresh bread through the day. People don't make bread at home as all their bread is made in the tandoor. All the bread is made and flattened by hand. You will not be able to spot any rolling pin in any of these shops. A wooden stamp or a hair comb is used to mark a pattern on the surface of the bread. This is done to aid the baking process, as the breads are quite thick, as well as for decorative purposes. Some of the most commonly sold naans are naan afghani, naan uzbeki (in the picture ) and plain naan. You can try out Afghani food in Delhi at the Afghan market in Lajpat Nagar, Kashmir lane in Bhogal, Malviya Nagar and Tilak Nagar. . . . . . . . . . . . #food #foodblogfeed #myfab5 #afghanistanfood #dfordelhi #tastingtable #f52grams #iphonesia #dailyfoodfeed #buzzfeast #iphoneonly #delhites #cheatmeal #huffposttaste #newdelhi #heresmyfood #flatlay #nothingisordinary #feedfeed #eatingfortheinsta #delhigram #iphoneography #iphoneography #lovefood #feedyoursoull #afghanistan #eater #spoonfeed #eattheworld

19 Comments

hoorenon

saffrontrail

These are beauties, love the design on top. What do you plan to eat it with?

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ranasheeba

I can almost smell these. 😋

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chef_japvir

What an interesting post this is !

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pragyao

My fav! Just toast and eat with unsalted butter!

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shivchauhann03

So Informative such nice content chef 🙌

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gitamur

They taste delicious with hummus. I used to buy them in lajpat nagar but they were not round but long like the indian naans, but much larger.

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radhaa.kapur

Omg😍😍😍 this is amazing. Very informative!

3 weeks ago

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p_rules_

You learn something new everyday! Had no idea that Delhi had an Afghani community.

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osmanhammoud

Tasty bread

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anousha1312

This afghan colony in Lajpat Nagar has some of the most beautiful men I’ve ever seen. Blue eyes, tall and so so stunning! Oh and this roll they make using their traditional bread 🤤

3 weeks ago

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