Afghan Aushak Recipe

Afghan Aushak is a traditional Afghan dish consisting of dumplings filled with a flavorful mixture of leeks and spices. The dumplings are then topped with a tangy tomato sauce and a dollop of creamy yogurt. This dish is a popular appetizer or main course in Afghan cuisine, known for its delicate flavors and comforting textures.

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Ingredients for Afghan Aushak Recipe

  • as needed For The Dumplings
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.13 cup Water
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • as needed For The Filling
  • 1/4 cup Finely Chopped Leeks
  • 0.06 pound Ground Beef
  • 0.13 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 0.13 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.03 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • as required For The Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.13 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 0.13 cup Water
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.03 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • as required For Serving
  • as per your need Yogurt
  • as required Chopped Cilantro Or Mint Leaves

Directions: Afghan Aushak Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.To make the dumpling dough, combine flour, water, and salt in a bowl. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  • STEP 2.Roll out the dough into a thin sheet and cut into small circles.
  • STEP 3.In a separate bowl, mix together finely chopped leeks, ground beef, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • STEP 4.Place a small amount of the filling onto each dough circle and fold in half, sealing the edges.
  • STEP 5.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the dumplings until they float to the surface.
  • STEP 6.In a separate pan, heat olive oil and sauté finely chopped onions until golden brown.
  • STEP 7.Add tomato paste, water, salt, and pepper to the pan and simmer for a few minutes.
  • STEP 8.Serve the cooked dumplings topped with the tomato sauce and a spoonful of yogurt.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with chopped cilantro or mint leaves, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to seal the dumplings tightly to prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking.
  • You can make the dumplings in advance and freeze them for later use.
  • For a vegetarian version, replace the ground beef with mashed potatoes or lentils.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover dumplings can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dumplings in a steamer or microwave before serving.
  • Aushak is traditionally served as an appetizer or main course with naan bread or rice.
Nutrition
value
82
calories per serving
3 g Fat3 g Protein10 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    3g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    10g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    10g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    3g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    90mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    850mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    47mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    29mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    49mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    47mg
  • Selenium
    5mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp