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A for Afghanistan (Flatbread)

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Flatbread eat Afghanistan not only for breakfast but with almost every meal. It is a classic food in Afghan cuisine. But before I'll tell you a very tasty and simple recipe for afghan flatbread here are some general information about a country that - I have to admit - I don't know much about.

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Unfortunately, Afghanistan mostly appears in the media in connection with war, violence and refugees. Urgent time to find out more !!!

The country is situated between Central and South Asia and surrounded by six (!) Countries (Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China). The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul. The country is about twice the size of Germany. A large mountain range, the Hindu Kush, whose peaks are sometimes over 7000 meters high, run through Afghanistan. The largest population group are the Pashtuns. The official languages ​​are Persian and Pashto.

Afghan cuisine

Eating together with the whole family is very important. Hospitality has a significant value. Traditionally, people eat on the floor. They do not use cutlery but their right hand.

Rice dishes and stews that resemble Indian curries are typical. Meat is not very popular. If so, mostly lamb, preferably grilled on a skewer (kebab). It is important to note that afghan people do not cook strictly according to a certain recipe, but with a lot of heart and feeling. Therefore, the same dish tastes different everywhere.

Most meals will be served with yogurt and fresh Flatbread are served as a side dish.

Breakfast in Afghanistan

Flatbread will be certainly served for breakfast too. Kaymak (a kind of curd cheese or clotted cream) and jam, especially quince and apple jam, are typical breakfast components. Kaymak Chai (green tea cooked with milk, sugar and cardamom) is a popular accompaniment.

traditionelles Frühstück in Afghanistan
Traditional Afghan breakfast

Afghan flatbread

In Afghanistan there is not only one type of FlatbreadA very common variant is similar to the Indian naan bread. For preparation you only need: flour, yeast, butter, water and a little salt. For the beginning I consciously chose a relatively simple recipe for Flatbread as more complicated recipes will certainly be added in the course of the blog.

For flatbread goes with butter, jam, Kaymak, Eggs, sheep's cheese and acutally everything that you personally like, unimportant whether sweet or savory.

Have fun baking and enjoy the food!

afghanisches Fladenbrot

Afghan flatbread

5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest period 1 hour 30 minutes
Course breakfast
Cuisine Afghanistan
Servings 2 breads


  • 1/2 cup flour (Typ 405)
  • 2 cups flour (typ 1050)
  • 1 tsp. dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 cup water lukewarm
  • 1 tbsp. flour (typ 1050) for glazing
  • 4 tbsp. water for glazing
  • 2 tbsp. seame to sprinkle


  • For the afghan Flatbread mix the flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Add melted butter and water and knead for about 3 - 4 minutes. The dough should not being sticky but elastic. Cover the dough with cling film and let rise in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours.
  • Dust the work surface with a thin layer of flour. Halve the dough and roll out each piece thinly (approx. 0.5 cm) in an oval shape.
  • Mix 1 tbsp flour with 4 tbsp water for glazing.
  • Spread a thin layer of the flour-water mixture on both flatbreads and press even, parallel, lengthwise lines with your fingers to both loaves of bread. Sprinkle the bread with a little sesame seeds.
  • Place both flatbreads next to each other on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Keyword afghanisch, Afghanistan, Breakfast World, Breakfastworld, Brot, Fladenbrot, Frühstück, Frühstücksrezepte aus aller Welt, weltweite Frühstücksrezepte

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8 Kommentare

  1. 5 stars
    Hallo Christina, einfach hervorragend gemacht. Es macht nicht nur Spaß, Deinen tollen Blog anzuschauen, sondern Rezepte auch auszuprobieren. Ich freue mich schon auf die nächsten Folgen.

    1. Hallo Ellen,

      vielen lieben Dank für Dein Feeback. Es freut mich sehr, dass Dir mein Blog gefällt! Die kommenden Beiträge sind in Arbeit und machen hoffentlich weiterhin Lust auf mehr! 🙂

  2. Hallo 🙂
    Ein wirklich toller Blogbeitrag von dir.
    Eine Frage habe ich aber 🙂 Wird ein typisches Fladenbrot in Afghanistan nicht mit Joghurt zubereitet? Habe ich zumindest im Internet gelesen bzw einmal so und einmal so.
    Ich bin etwas verwirrt 😕❓😀
    LG Lisa

    1. Liebe Lisa,
      vielen Dank für Dein Feedback. In der Tat finden sich auch viele Rezepte für Fladenbrot mit Joghurt. Allerdings gibt es kein Richtig und kein Falsch. Im Grunde ist erlaubt, was schmeckt und es spricht nichts dagegen, zu dem Teig etwas Joghurt hinzuzufügen. Dan würde ich etwas weniger Wasser nehmen, damit der Teig nicht zu dünnflüssig wird. LG Christina

  3. Después de examinar varios de los artículos de su sitio, realmente aprecio su forma de escribir en los blogs. Lo marqué como favorito en mi lista de sitios web de favoritos y lo volveré a consultar en un futuro próximo.

  4. 5 stars
    Ich probiere mich heute zum ersten Mal an dem Fladenbrot weil eine Freundin aus Afghanistan zum Frühstück kommt. Ich bin gespannt und hoffe, dass es mir gelingt.

  5. Hallo, Christina,
    ich lese gerade das Buch „Tee mit dem Teufel „, das von einem Arzt zu Zeiten des Krieges in Afghanistan handelt. Dabei wird oft von der besonderen Gastfreundschaft und dem Essen erzählt. Ich will einfach mal dein Fladenbrot mit Borani Badejan zusammen ausprobieren und bin sehr gespannt.
    Danke für deine ausführliche Beschreibung.

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