Crispy Fried Fish

Mahee

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Parwana

Parwana

By Durkhanai Ayubi

Published 2020

  • About

Afghanistan is a land-locked country and, as such, seafood does not feature heavily in its cuisine. However, the rivers teem with freshwater fish, particularly in the winter months leading up to Nowroz. Rainbow trout and brown trout are commonly found in the streams beneath the mountain ranges, and a type of barbel known as shir mahee is found in the waterways of the Hindu Kush.

Traditionally, during Nowroz, shopfronts display trays of small, crunchy deep-fried fish alongside trays