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Photos: Take a bite into Afghanistan's cuisine

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New Delhi India Oct 06, 2016, 09.40 AM (IST) WION Edge

Food is a fundamental part of Afghan culture. In this series, we take you through the preparation of a traditional meal that you are likely to find at a restaurant on the streets of Kabul.

Everything starts with spices. A range of spices, both local and imported from neighbours Iran and India, combine to lend the dishes a distinct aroma and flavour.

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Besides rice, bread is the other staple carbohydrate. Many dishes are, in fact, eaten with bread instead of rice.

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Meat is present in most of the dishes and "kebabs" are what the region is famous for.

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What we have here is the most popular Afghan dish "Qabili Palo" - a mix of rice, raisins and chopped carrots.

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No Afghan food is complete without pickles. Every vegetable that you can think of is usually pickled.

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Dry fruits are a staple part of Afghan diet. You’ll often find people munching on them while sipping tea, either as dessert or as a snack during the day.

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Fruits are present after every meal, with watermelons being the most popular.

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Here comes your tray of Afghan food; enjoy!

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