Afghani Beef & Bean Soup

(gluten free, dairy free)


Afghani for "soup". I just finished reading Khaled Hosseini's And The Mountains Echoed. And what a book! I loved it! And of course, I was intrigued by "shorwa", which was mentioned a couple of times in the book. 'Shorwa e Gosht' is a traditional Afghani soup which is rich and hearty made with meat, potatoes, tomatoes and in some cases, legumes (of which I will use small kidney and garbanzo beans). In certain parts of Afghanistan the soup is generally served in a large communal bowl with 'nan', an Afghani flat bread, which is ripped into pieces, thrown into the soup and eaten with your hands. I recommend a big soup spoon.

 

base ingredients

in-house beef stock, beef tips, tomatoes, potatoes, garbanzo beans, small kidney beans, coriander, turmeric, cilantro