Steamed dumplings and banjaan borane: Afghani food in Oz

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Rice is the centerpiece to Afghan cuisine around which meat, curries, salad, and dumplings are served. Photo credit: Alicia Taylor

The Ayubi family fled Afghanistan during the Cold War and immigrated to Australia. For the last decade, their restaurant Parwana has been a coveted reservation in Adelaide. Drawing on influences from the surrounding geography, Durkhanai Ayubi describes Afghan cuisine as familiar but different. She shares the restaurant recipes in “Parwana.”

Farida Ayubi is the matriarch and backbone of the Ayubi family and kitchen. Their restaurant is Parwana in Adelaide, Australia. Photo courtesy of Interlink Books



Evan Kleiman