Afghan Food Menu

Our Food Menu

Welcome to Afghan Kitchen, where we bring the rich flavors of Afghanistan to the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah in our delicious Middle Eastern restaurant. Our menu is a symphony of traditional Afghan food, each prepared with love and the finest ingredients. 

Start your meal with one of our mouthwatering appetizers, such as Bolani (a savory potato-filled pastry), Aushak (savory dumplings stuffed with scallions), or an assortment of Hot Laziz (beef dumplings with naan bread). 

For your main course, try our epic selection of Kabob dishes – every one cooked to perfection. Choose from our popular Chicken and Lamb Kabob and our Afghan Cuisine Specialities such as Chicken Qorma, Chicken Qabili Palau, and Chicken Borani. 

We also have a wide range of vegetarian dishes available, including Bamiya (okra cooked with garlic and tomatoes) and Kadoo (Braised butternut squash cooked with coriander and turmeric and topped with yogurt sauce). For a tangy treat, try our Kaddo Boranie – a delectable dish of pumpkin topped with yogurt and dried mint. 

And don’t forget dessert! Our Firnee (custard pudding) topped with pistachios is an Afghan favorite, as well as Sheer Yakh (rosewater and cardamom Ice Cream).

We have classic beverages such as Coke, Sprite, Lemonade and Unsweetened Ice Tea as well as specialty drinks like Mango and Passion Fruit Kombucha, Ginger Lemonade Kombucha, Joose E Am (yogurt blended with mango), and Doogh (refreshing Afghan yogurt drink flavored with mint). Enjoy these beverages with our appetizing Afghan food!

No matter what you choose, we are sure you will enjoy the flavors of Afghan Cuisine at Afghan Kitchen. Come and join us for a truly unique and authentic experience! Contact us today to learn more about our menu and delicious Afghan food!

 

 

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All main dishes are served with Afghan white basmati rice, except for mantu meal, and can be substituted with Afghan Qabili
Palau rice upon request for an additional charge of 2.99.

Afghan Classics
Appetizers
Mantu
8.99

Steamed dumplings with tender seasoned ground beef filling, topped with a generous dollop of our garlicky yogurt sauce, steamed yellow split peas and dash of dried mint. [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Squash Mantu (VGD)
8.99

Steamed butternut squash dumpling topped with split peas and house made yogurt garlic sauce

Pumpkin Mantu vegetarian
7.99

Steamed pumpkin dumpling topped with split peas and house made yogurt garlic sauce. [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Laghatak (Eggplant Dip) vegetarian
7.99

Eggplant roasted to perfection and dusted with AK's enigmatic seasoning, complemented by soft naan bread

Bolani Kachalo vegetarian
7.99

Soft flatbread filled with a delicate layer of subtly seasoned potato and fresh green onions

Aushak vegetarian
7.99

Steamed gandana (leek) dumplings, adorned with garlicky yogurt and kidney beans. [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Hot Laziz Assortment (DG)
12.99

Dive into a diverse platter: succulent beef dumplings, a heartwarming roasted butternut squash borani, the smoky essence of roasted eggplant borani, all perfectly complemented by a fluffy piece of naan bread [Contains Gluten]

Afghan Classics
Appetizers
Borani Banjan vegetarian
9.99

Succulent fresh eggplant slow cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce bathed with our garlicky yogurt sauce. Served with a piece of naan. [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Kadoo Hummus (DIP) vegetarian
7.99

Creamy roasted squash mix spiced and paired with yogurt, accompanied by naan bread

Pakawra vegetarian
5.99

Potato fritters made with garbanzo bean batter and Afghan Kitchen's secret spices.

Afghan-Style Fries vegetarian
6.99

Potato strips lightly coated with walnut flour and seasoned with Aghan Kitchen's spices. [Contains Nuts]

Chicken Sambosa
8.99

Crispy wrappers filled with seasoned chicken and vegetables. [Contains Gluten]

Afg Assortment
14.99

Relish an exquisite assortment: a velvety eggplant dip, the rich depth of kado hummus, crispy pakawra, flavorful chicken Sambosa, and the classic allure of Aushak [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Must-Have starters

Afghan Flat Bread, Soup & Salad

Garlic Naan Vegetarian
4.59

Relish the warmth of an oval-shaped flatbread, straight out of the tandoor, gracefully kissed by fragrant garlic and rich, melted butter
[Contains Gluten]

Chicken Soup
7.99

Chicken soup thick with flavors of slow cooked garbanzo been, sweet corn, turmeric and fresh cilantro ( A delicious street food ).

Naan vegetarian
3.99

Oval shaped bread baked in our special clay oven tandoor. [Contains Gluten]

Chicken Salad
13.99

Afghan salad, tomato, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and a tender chicken kabob pieces.

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Kabob e Seekhi
Clay Oven Grilled Kabobs
Chicken Kabob
16.99

Chunks of chicken marinated in our secret sauce and cooked to perfection on skewers over charcoal. Served with a side of house salad.

Beef (Shami) Kabob
16.99

Ground beef marinated in our secret sauce and cooked to perfection on skewers over charcoal. Served with a side of house salad.

Lamb Kabob
18.99

Lamb marinated in our secret sauce and cooked to perfection on skewers over charcoal. Served with a side of house salad.

Chicken & Beef Kabob
17.99

Chunks of chicken & ground beef are marinated in our secret sauce and cooked to perfection on skewers over charcoal. Served with a side of house salad.

Chicken & Lamb Kabob
17.99

Chunks of chicken & lamb are marinated in our secret sauce and cooked to perfection on skewers over charcoal. Served with a side of house salad.

Beef & Lamb Kabob
17.99

Ground beef & lamb are marinated in our secret sauce and cooked to perfection on skewers over charcoal. Served with a side of house salad.

Kabob e Dashi
Charcoal grilled kabobs
Chicken Dashi
17.99

Grilled chicken, sizzling on a cast iron pan topped with an aromatic tomato, bell pepper, and garlic sauce.

Beef Dashi
17.99

Grilled ground beef, sizzling on a cast iron pan topped with an aromatic tomato, bell pepper, and garlic sauce.

Lamb Dashi
18.99

Grilled lamb, sizzling on a cast iron pan topped with an aromatic tomato, bell pepper, and garlic sauce.

Chicken & Lamb Dashi
18.39

Grilled chicken & lamb, sizzling on a cast iron pan topped with an aromatic tomato, bell pepper, and garlic sauce.

Chicken & Beef Dashi
18.39

Grilled chicken & beef, sizzling on a cast iron pan topped with an aromatic tomato, bell pepper, and garlic sauce.

Beef & Lamb Dashi
18.39

Grilled beef & lamb, sizzling on a cast iron pan topped with an aromatic tomato, bell pepper, and garlic sauce.

Vegetarian diet

Plant-Based Dishes

Kadoo Vegetarian
13.99

Braised butternut squash flavored with coriander and turmeric, and topped with a garlicky yogurt sauce. [Contains Dairy]

Bamiya Vegetarian
11.99

Braised okra in a family secret sauce of tomatoes, garlic and Afghan Kitchen's mix of spices.

Qorma E Lobya Vegetarian
11.99

Relish tender kidney beans, meticulously stewed in a sumptuous sauce of sun-kissed tomatoes, fragrant onions, and a hint of warming turmeric

Chickpea Qorma Vegetarian
11.99

Chickpea in a tomato based stew with garam masala and cinnamon.

Squash Mantu Meal (VGD)
16.99

Steamed butternut squash dumpling topped with split peas and house made yogurt garlic sauce

Pumpkin Mantu Vegetarian
16.99

Steamed pumpkin dumpling topped with split peas and house made yogurt garlic sauce. [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Borani Banjan Vegetarian
14.99

Succulent fresh eggplant slow cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce bathed with our garlicky yogurt sauce. [Contains Dairy]

Dal Vegetarian
11.99

Hearty red lentils, thick with flavors of garlic, tomato, cumin and coriander.

Shabzi Challow Vegetarian
11.99

Slow cooked spinach infused with garlic and topped off with split peas.

Combination Platter Vegetarian
16.99

Spinach, butternut squash, eggplant served with long grain seasoned rice. [Contains Dairy]

Borani Kachalo (VD)
11.99

Potatoes and mushrooms baked together in a savory tomato and garlic sauce

Aromas & Colors
Afghan Cuisine Specialties
Chicken Qabili
16.99
Lamb Shank Qabili Palau
19.59

Afghanistan’s national dish, Qabili Palau is a seasoned aromatic basmati rice topped with caramelized carrots and raisins. This dish is served with borani banjan and a refreshing house salad.

Shank Qorma
18.99

Slow-cooked lamb shank drenched in a zesty tomato, ginger, and garlic concoction. This dish is rich in sauce

Mughuli
18.99

Braised lamb shank simmered with ginger, garlic and roasted eggplant.

Sabzi Shank
$18.99

Slow-cooked lamb shank accompanied by soft spinach, immersed in a savory garlic-tomato blend

Shank Mushroom
18.99

Slow-roasted lamb shank melded with mushrooms, infused with a symphony of garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and onions

Mantu Meal
16.99

Savor Mantu, delicate steamed dumplings encasing a flavorful ground beef medley, elegantly crowned with our creamy garlic-infused yogurt, tender yellow split peas, and a whisper of dried mint. [Contains Dairy and Gluten]

Aromas & Colors
Afghan Cuisine Specialties
Chicken Qabili Palau
15.99

Afghanistan’s national dish, Qabili Palau is a seasoned aromatic basmati rice topped with caramelized carrots and raisins. This dish is served with borani banjan and a refreshing house salad.

Chicken Qorma
15.99

Boneless Chicken thighs slow cooked in ginger, tomatoes, onions, and garlic sauce.

Chicken Mushroom
15.99

Chicken thigh cooked with mushrooms, garlic, onions, ginger, tomatoes, and fragrant spices.

Lawang
16.99

Boneless chicken thigh cooked in a house made yogurt garlic and tomato sauce. [Contains Dairy]

Chicken Borani
16.99

Boneless chicken with roasted eggplant slowly cooked together in a tomato based stew and yogurt garlic sauce. [Contains Dairy]

Kufta (Finger Lickin' Good)
14.99

Handmade chicken meatballs slow cooked in AK's secret sauce.

Sea Bass Spinach Bake (Fish)
23.99

Grilled boneless, skinless salmon topped with a garlic, turmeric, and caper and olive sauce. [Contains Fish]

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Family-Style

Meat-Lover Meals

Intimate Meal (Serves 2-3)
Intimate Meal (Serves 2-3)
38.99

This hearty meal includes chicken qabili palau, one beef kabob skewer, one chicken kabob skewer, along with four sides - borani banjan, house salad, Afghan basmati rice, and four mantu, beef dumplings.

Party Time (Serves 3-4)
Party Time (Serves 3-4)
59.99

This meal includes mix dashi( beef and chicken), boneless chickewn qabili palau, one beef kabob skewer, one chicken kabob skewer and four sides - borani banjan, house salad, Afghan basmati rice, and six mantu, beef dumplings.

Afghan Feast (Serves 5-6)
109.99

This meal includes chicken qabuli palau, lamb shank qabuli palau, mix dashi ( beef and chicken) , 2 beef kabob skewers, 2 chicken kabob skewers and four sides - borani banjan, house salad, Afghan basmati rice, and six mantu, beef dumplings.

Family-Style

Plant-Lover Meals

BiPlant (Serves 2-3)
Bi Plant (Serves 2-3)
39.99

A platter including Borani Banjan, Dall and four Pumpkin dumplings served with long grain seasoned rice and salaata.

VeggieFull (Serves 3-4)
VeggieFull (Serves 3-4)
49.99

A platter including Borani Banjan, Kadoo and spinach and six Pumpkin dumplings served with long grain seasoned rice and salaata.

VeggieLand (Serves 5-6)
69.99

A platter including Eggplant, Pumpkin, Lentils, Spinach, ten Pumpkin dumplings served with seasoned long grain rice and salaata

Perfect Ending

Sweets

Firnee
6.99

Thick and creamy milk pudding with cardamom and topped with a drizzle of ground pistachios. [Contains Dairy and Nuts]

Mango Ice Cream
6.99

[Contains Dairy]

Sheer Yakh
7.99

Homemade Afghan rosewater and cardamom ice cream. [Contains Dairy and Nuts]

Mum's Cake
4.99
Unique Flavors
Specialties Sips
Joose E Am
4.99

Yogurt blended with mango makes a lightly sweetened and refreshing drink. [Contains Dairy]

Doogh
4.29

A refreshing Afghan yogurt drink flavored with mint. [Contains Dairy]

Tea
2.99

Afghan black or green tea with a dash of cardamom.

Mango & Passion Fruit Kombucha
4.99

Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, yeast, bacteria and sugar.

Ginger Lemonade Kombucha
4.99

Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, yeast, bacteria and sugar.

Go-To Drinks
Classic Beverages
Coke
2.99
Diet Coke
2.99
Sprite
2.99
Dr Pepper
2.99
Lemonade
2.99
Unsweetened Ice Tea
2.99
About Our Menu

Additional Notes

All main dishes are served with Afghan white basmati rice, except for mantu meal, and can be substituted with Afghan Qabili
Palau rice upon request for an additional charge of 2.99.

All vegetarian dishes can be made vegan by removing or swapping the yogurt sauce.

Please be aware that our kitchen, while adhering to strict cleanliness and hygiene practices, operates in a small space. Although we take precautions to minimize the risk of cross-contamination, it is important to note that we handle gluten and nuts in our kitchen.

While we make every effort to prevent cross-contamination between different food items, there is a possibility that trace amounts of gluten or nuts may be present in the dishes we prepare. If you have a severe allergy or sensitivity to gluten or nuts, we strongly advise against consuming our products.

We understand the serious nature of food allergies and sensitivities, and we want to ensure the safety and well-being of all our customers. If you have any concerns or specific dietary requirements, please inform us, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We provide four complimentary sauces to add flavor and heat to our mildly spiced dishes.
  • MAST WA BADRANG: Homemade yogurt cucumber sauce spiced with oregano. (Mild) [Vegetarian. Contains Dairy]
  • CHUTNEY: A rich and a vibrant sauce with cilantro, tomatoes, and bell pepper. (Mildly spicy) [Vegetarian]
  • MORCH E SORKH: A sauce with kick, made from a blend of red chili and spices. (Spicy) [Vegetarian]
  • QORMA E MORCH: Hold on to your hat, habanero sauce. (Very spicy) [Vegetarian].
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