Afghan Lamb Plov

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Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

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The Jewish community of Afghanistan was an ancient one, speaking the same tajiki language as the Jews of the cities of Bukhara, Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan. This delicious plov combines staples of these regions: rice, lamb, spices, nuts and fruit.


  • 40 g/ oz/3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 la


  1. Sauté the onion in the oil until soft and golden. Add the cubed lamb and carrots, and brown on all sides. Add the cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes.

  2. Add the tomato purée and enough water to