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Aushak - Afghan Dumplings

1 hr + 30 min




Aushak are an Afghan version of dumplings, usually filled with leeks, onions, or chives. It's served with creamy garlic yogurt and a hearty tomato-based meat or lentil sauce. As aushak are time-consuming to make, this dish is usually reserved for special occasions. Filling and sealing the aushak is a wonderful opportunity to sit together and prepare this lovely dish in good company.



1 hr + 30 min


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Aushak filling

  • 2
    medium leeks
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp (12 g)
  • 12
    stalks green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    chili powder
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 40
    vegan round dumpling wrappers

Garlic yogurt sauce

  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried mint leaves (optional)
  • ½ tsp

Gheymeh (tomato 'meat') sauce

  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1
    green chili pepper, seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    ground coriander
  • 2 tsp (5 g)
    paprika powder
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
  • ½ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups (170 g)
    veggie ground
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
  • ¼ cup (66 g)
    tomato paste

Optional garnishes

  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh mint leaves
  • dried mint leaves


  1. Slice the leeks in half lengthwise and wash in between the layers. Very thinly slice the white and light green portions of the leeks. The thinner you can slice this the better.
  2. In a large strainer over a bowl, combine the leeks, oil, and salt. Mix together using your hands, massaging to ensure the leeks are well coated. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes to soften.
  3. Using your hands, squeeze the mixture to strain any excess liquid, and then add the green onions, chili powder, and pepper over top the leeks. Mix and set aside.
  4. To make the yogurt sauce, combine the yogurt, garlic, mint, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. To make the gheymeh, heat the oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Cook the onions until golden, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic, chili pepper, coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper and stir for 1 minute to toast.
  7. Add the veggie ground, water, and tomato paste. Mix and cook until heated through, about 4 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and keep covered with a lid.
  8. To make the aushak, take a wrapper, place 1 Tbsp of filling in the center. Wet the edges with some water and fold the wrapper in half, over the filling.
  9. Use your fingers to press out any extra air from the filling pocket and firmly pinch the edges to ensure the aushak is well sealed*.
  10. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 - 2 Tbsp oil to the water to help keep the aushak from sticking to each other. Working in batches, gently drop about 10 aushak in the water but don't overcrowd the pot. Cook for 4 - 5 minutes.
  11. Scoop out the cooked aushak and place in a lightly greased colander. Bring the pot of water back to a boil, and continue to cook the remaining aushak.
  12. To serve, smear a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt on a few serving dishes. Place 1 - 2 layers of the cooked aushak on top.
  13. Cover the aushak with some more yogurt and gheymeh. Continue this process over several serving dishes.
  14. Garnish with fresh mint or cilantro, and enjoy!


  • Approximately 5 cups of chopped leeks.
  • Approximately 2 cups of sliced green onion per 12 stalks.
  • This plant-based product has a dry texture and resembles already-cooked ground meat.
  • * Make-ahead: the aushak can be made ahead of time and frozen in a single layer on a parchment-lined plate. When frozen, transferred to an airtight container and keep in the freezer until ready to use.


  • This dish is best enjoyed immediately.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, although best to store each component of the dish separately if possible.
  • Frozen aushak can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to enjoy, cook in boiling water as outlined in the directions.

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Grains & Starches 12%

vegan round dumpling wrapper

Proteins 31%

unsweetened soy yogurt

veggie ground

Fruits & Veggies 57%

medium leek

stalk green onion

clove garlic

medium yellow onion

clove garlic

green chili pepper

tomato paste


unsweetened soy yogurt


vegetable oil

vegetable oil

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Madelein Barkhuizen - June 19, 2024, 3:52 p.m.

Lovely and easy dish to make in smaller or larger quantities. Thank you!

Allysha - May 24, 2024, 8:02 a.m.


First of all, I would love to see more Afghan recipes. This one wasn't my favourite, I didn't really like the dumpling filling, but the sauce was amazing!!

Camille - April 22, 2024, 2:01 p.m.

Those are so yummy. 😻

Yuriko - April 9, 2024, 6:57 p.m.


Luiza Alice - March 4, 2024, 11:44 p.m.

A silly question- what can I replace coriander with ? I don’t like it, esp in big amounts, but I’d really like to taste the afghan food, your childhood tastes ! and I didn’t try anything afghan from you, despite loving you continuously for the years ..😱

PUL Team - March 5, 2024, 7:54 a.m.

Hey Luiza, I just want to confirm that the ground coriander that's in the gheymeh tomato sauce is a ground spice made from coriander seed, but it doesn't taste anything like fresh cilantro (which is also called coriander). But in case I've misunderstood, and you also can't tolerate the ground coriander spice, you can simply leave it out of the sauce 😊

luiza - March 5, 2024, 5:48 p.m.

i know, thank you, i'm not the fan of both xd. Thanks for the answer

Letitia - March 2, 2024, 1:45 a.m.

Out first intro to Afghan food and this is truly amazing! It is what we make when we want the ultimate dinner. Will make again and again and again! Thank you Sadia. More Afghan dishes please!

PUL Team - March 2, 2024, 4:47 a.m.

Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first taste of Afghan cuisine, Letitia! Hopefully, we can continue to share more Afghan-inspired dishes. We recently shared a Bean & Noodle Soup in case you're interested and missed it:… 😊

Kris the voice4voicelessKrzysiek - Feb. 23, 2024, 11:55 p.m.

I did it, and I am not a pro, just dabbling with cooking recently, and I'm 74. I grew up in Poland, but that dish is amazingly good. I'm a vegan and I did the whole recipe exactly as you suggested and it came out perfect!!!
Although in Warsaw they don't have pre-made dumpling dough, so I have followed some Polish lady blogger's recipe, substituting the egg with vEgg by Fermented Foods and it was the best dough ever.
Thank you very much for this recipe. This is the first time I ate Afgan food and it looks like it is going to be my favorite! I watched all the other recipes you had on this blog and am going to try all of them. I liked them all. BTW, this Aushak dish, my wife, who is an omni, loved it, too! Amazing.

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2024, 6:02 p.m.

Hey there, Kris, aw we're thrilled that the Aushak was enjoyed! Thanks for welcoming us into your kitchen and sharing your experience with the recipe + modifications 🥰 Exploring new recipes is always exciting, and we're so honoured that you're eager to try more from the blog. Here's to more delicious creations together!

Natalya - Dec. 4, 2023, 11:27 p.m.

Takes a bit to make (be sure to search for wonton wrappers if you can’t find dumpling wrappers), but is probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten!

Peg - July 21, 2023, 10:37 p.m.

I made this last night using Beyond Beef burger for the meat portion and Forager Sour Cream for the yogurt portion. It took me a long time to prepare it and we didn't eat until midnight. This was my first attempt at dumplings, and this recipe blew my husband and me out of the water. It was delicious. Thank you. If every recipe on your site is at least half as good as this one, your readers are in for a treat.

PUL Team - July 25, 2023, 2:05 a.m.

Aw thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the recipe, Peg! This recipe is a bit of a labour of love but we're good it was enjoyed still. Happy cooking 🥰

Katherine Brown - July 18, 2023, 5:53 p.m.

I made this recipe and I was blown away at how delicious it was. I’ll definitely be making again.

Jamie Wiseman - July 5, 2023, 3:15 a.m.

Tasted amazing! I’m not vegan, so I substituted with ground beef and Greek yogurt and my husband and I loved it!

Zuhra - March 1, 2024, 5:41 p.m.

Be sure to try Manto (Afghan dumpling) if you liked it with ground beef.

Jenn - June 22, 2023, 5:58 a.m.

Amazing flavors. Thank you for sharing!

Fran - May 5, 2023, 6:58 p.m.

I see no amount of meat. Help.

PUL Team - May 6, 2023, 6:52 a.m.

Hi Fran, we only share plant-based recipes here 🙂 This recipe uses 1½ cups (170 g) soy veggie ground for 40 Aushak.

Yasmin - May 3, 2023, 9:29 p.m.

Very tasty a fun activity to do with friends. The Gheymeh is the best!

Samara - March 21, 2023, 6:32 p.m.

Unbelievably delicious! Thank you!

F - March 17, 2023, 7:27 a.m.

This looks absolutely delicious! I’m hosting a dinner party for five and I’m making these and the Afghan salata to go with. Do you think I need to double the recipe or will it be enough for five as a main course?

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 2:58 a.m.

Hey F, aw how kind of you to include the recipes in the dinner party 🤗 the recipe yields 40 dumplings which we find feeds 4-6 people nicely with a side. If your friends tend to have welcoming appetites though, you could double the recipe or add another side such as Bolani (can be found in the search bar) to round out the meal. We hope this helps for now!

Kimberly - March 4, 2023, 9:57 p.m.

So delicious 🤤!!!!!! I will definitely make this again!!!!

Julia - Nov. 27, 2022, 10:51 p.m.

What a flavourful dish! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. I used dehydrated soy instead of the soy veggie ground and it was so yummy 😋

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Julia, and so glad it was enjoyed 🤗

Audrey - Oct. 15, 2022, 9:36 p.m.

I was really interested in making this dish after seeing the video on YouTube! It's my first try at making an Afghan dish at home, and it was a big hit! I'm Chinese, so I conveniently already had dumpling wrappers in my freezer =) At first I was afraid of the green chilies being too spicy, but since the recipe calls for removing the seeds, I think I can add more chilies for added depth of flavor next time! What I did differently was use ground beef instead of the vegan alternative. Also, I was afraid I didn't have enough wrappers, so I actually cooked the leek before stuffing it so that it wouldn't use as much space...I think the texture would've turned out differently if I hadn't cooked it beforehand! Will try that next time! Thank you!

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 7:22 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with it, Audrey!

Vegan Chris - Sept. 26, 2022, 4:25 a.m.

These are delicious! They are time consuming but worth it; I will definitely make them again. Don't do without the yogurt sauce and gheymeh; they really make the dish. Hopefully I will be faster the next time.

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 6:47 p.m.

It means so much, Chris, thank you! We find this one gets a tad easier and faster over time 🙂

Heather - Sept. 20, 2022, 7:33 a.m.

delicious! I had these for the first time at an Afghani restaurant in Germany, and haven't forgotten them. I think these were even better!

Made the wrappers by hand, rolled down to 5 with the pasta maker (6 was a little too fragile).

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2022, 11:19 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Heather, and lovely idea to use the pasta maker!

N - Aug. 31, 2022, 2:28 p.m.

It takes a while to wrap the dumplings, but it isn’t difficult. I’ve made this several times now and the whole family loves it!

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2022, 5:53 p.m.

So glad they're being enjoyed, N! We find the wrapping gets a tad easier with time too 🙂

Chhaya - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:29 p.m.

Yes please. I followed this recipe to a t since it's my first afghani dish I'm making myself. It was a flavorBOMB. I'm so glad you guys shared this one. For someone like me, who isn't that fast in the kitchen, it took me some time, but when it's done: you will enjoy it to the fullest!

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 6 a.m.

This one is a bit of a labour of love but we're so glad it was worth it, Chhaya ☺️

Maxine - Aug. 12, 2022, 4:41 p.m.

this is my first time trying to cook an afghani dish and it was absolutely delicious! thank you for introducing me to this delightful cuisine and i hope you do more videos showcasing the food you ate growing up!

PUL Team - Aug. 13, 2022, 7:52 a.m.

We're smiling from ear to ear, Maxine, thank you! Hopefully, we can share more soon 🤗

Bhawana - June 29, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Made this and 2 other dishes from the same video. Wanted to try Afghani food and it's super tasty and kinda similar to foods I am used to as an Indian. It's just perfect and didn't take over 2 hours to make all the dishes. I am still a kid so I don't have any income but I watch the video everyday, hopefully it adds to something. Thank you for everything you do!

PUL Team - July 1, 2022, 8:10 p.m.

Oh, Bhawana, your support and kind words mean so much! Thank YOU for helping make the PUL community so incredible ✨

Hayley - June 15, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

This was amazing husband and children loved it! Took a long time to make but helps to have children helping assemble dumplings.
Could not for the life of me find chili peppers In my town however green peppers tasted amazing and are a better solution as I was feeding it to my children

PUL Team - June 17, 2022, 7:27 a.m.

Aw how nice of the little ones to help out and thank you for the kind words, Hayley! Green peppers are a lovely idea to make it more spice friendly.

Natalya D - June 15, 2022, 4:58 a.m.

Made this for thanksgiving and definitely took wayyyyy longer than expected but was so worth it. I’m the only vegan in our family and it was one of the first leftovers we ran out of. Also didn’t help that I made the wrappers by hand. So tip to everyone else, search for “wonton wrappers” instead of “dumpling wrappers,” as they probably won’t have the latter. If you have the time though it’s definitely worth it!

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 7:04 a.m.

Hey Natalya, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the Aushak, and we're so glad you enjoyed them! Wonton wrappers tend to be much thinner than dumpling wrappers, but indeed both can be used - thanks for sharing the tip! 🤓

Sarah - June 10, 2022, 7:44 p.m.

Delicious! The Gheymeh is soooo good- so thankful to be introduced to Afghan cuisine. The lightness of the onion dumpling along with the mint and the yogurt sauce make this a rather refreshing "meat" sauce dish. Also this did definitely freeze well and reheat well, which I always appreciate.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 4:01 p.m.

Hey Sarah! Aw thank you, we're so grateful to hear to the kind words and glowing feedback 🥰

Romane - June 9, 2022, 11:02 p.m.

I was in a big city so I found some round dumpling. I did a big afghan meal with this and bolani. It's really good ! I can't wait to share it this summer with my familly. The association of ground "meat", dumpling and yogurt is perfect. It was hard to serve in a plate :P but anyway

PUL Team - June 12, 2022, 10:19 p.m.

Oh it means so much that the Aushak was enjoyed! Thank you, Romane 🤗

James - May 1, 2022, 8:09 a.m.

These are so delicious and both a great crowd-pleaser and a treat for a quiet night in. Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 2:39 a.m.

We're so happy they're being enjoyed, James, thank you!

Audrey - April 25, 2022, 3:43 a.m.

This was so, so good. I used impossible burger for the beef substitute. I only had about 3/4 cup green onions, so I’ll prepare for that next time. And there will definitely be a next time! Thank you for the beautiful recipe ♥️

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 5:07 a.m.

You're much too kind, Audrey! Thank YOU for the glowing review ❣️

Bobby - April 24, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

Thanks for sharing this great recipe! You have made it really accessible to try. I have made it three times already and it was so tasty each time. And it looks so pretty all plated up!

I am now even starting to put my own spin on it with the gheymeh sauce: I use yellow split peas instead of veggie ground and add a can of chopped tomatoes and it is really tasty!

And of course, my one Afghan friend was very excited when I told her I was making aushak! :) Many years ago when I still ate meat we made mantu totally from scratch (even the dough!) with her whole family. That is a great memory.

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 4:41 a.m.

Hi Bobby! Thanks a bunch for the kinds words and for taking the time to share your experience with it. It means so much! Enjoy ✨

Aïssata - April 21, 2022, 12:21 a.m.

Addictively delicious! Fun to make, too, esp with many hands. Freezes beautifully. Grateful to Mum for sharing, as well as to Sadia for always nourishing our whole selves. 🙏

PUL Team - April 21, 2022, 4:12 a.m.

Aw it means so much they're being enjoyed, Aïssata, thank you for the generous words!

Una - Feb. 28, 2022, 4:44 p.m.

My sister and I made Aushak from scratch, because we couldn't find the dumpling dough in our local Asian food store. It took us a while to knead it, roll the dough so thin, but all the work was definitely worth it! Aushak was super delicious, I am glad we made the dish! Thanks a lot for all these great recipes!
Many greetings from Belgrade

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:40 p.m.

Oh, Una, we're beyond thrilled that the labour of love for the aushak was worth it! Sending an abundance of love to Belgrade 🤗

Kirstyn - Feb. 22, 2022, 10:43 p.m.

This is so flavorful and delicious! My family said it's their favorite meal I've made them. Next time I will have to double the dumplings so I can freeze some.

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2022, 7:33 a.m.

So nice of you to make it for your family, Kirstyn! We're beyond happy to hear it was enjoyed ☺️

Reen - Feb. 17, 2022, 9:37 p.m.

I am a non vegan but with vegans in the house try to cook for everyone and this recipe was amazing and very impressive. When making again i would definitely make double or even triple of the dumplings to have some on hand in the freezer. Pick up limes your recipes will have me vegan in no time.

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2022, 2:45 a.m.

Beyond honoured to hear, Reen, and wishing you all the best on your vegan journey 🥰

Gillian - Feb. 10, 2022, 7:13 a.m.

I made aushak, banjan, and bolani with green chutney with my family on New Year's Eve this year. Everything was beyond delicious and it was so fun to cook our Afghan feast together! It may become a New Year's tradition :) Thank you soooo much for sharing these recipes!
Also I substituted the veggie ground for tempeh - it worked really well!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 12:14 a.m.

Aw, Gillian, we appreciate the kind words so much! What an incredible potential tradition, and a lovely substitution 😊

Katherine - Feb. 7, 2022, 5:15 a.m.

Made this for my extended family and they loved it. I didn’t tell them it was vegan and they couldn’t tell at all. Will absolutely make again. I live that it feels hearty and indulgent but doesn’t feel heavy or gross afterward.

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 7:06 p.m.

We're so thrilled it was enjoyed, Katherine, it means so much ☺️

Merel - Jan. 30, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

Made this for me and my boyfriend just now, with homemade dumpling wrappers. It was amazing, my boyfriend said it's one of his favourite things I've made for him!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:03 a.m.

Oh we appreciate it so much, Merel, thank you!

Andrea - Jan. 21, 2022, 6:42 p.m.

I already made this twice - it's absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing this precious recipe!!!
As I couldn't find the right wrappers, I used a dough for swabian dumplings (it's a bit like noodle dough I guess) and cut out little circles -> wrappers :) Worked perfectely and tasted delicious.

PUL Team - Jan. 22, 2022, 2:21 a.m.

Sounds delicious, Andrea, thank you for taking the time to share!

Annette - Jan. 16, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

I made the aushak today for a family dinner. It was so delicious and my family really loved it. I was very curious what it would taste like, I had no idea how it's supposed to taste😬 We all loved it and I thought I would let you know. I'm a long time viewer but never commented before. Thank you so much for your lovely content!

PUL Team - Jan. 17, 2022, 11:56 p.m.

Awe we're so glad to hear! Thank you for the support, Annette 😃

Susanna - Jan. 3, 2022, 3:39 p.m.

I loved the recipe… I made it for my boyfriend for our third anniversary… it took me a lot of time because I made the dough myself but it was absolutely worth it… I’ll definitely make it again!

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2022, 7:07 p.m.

Happy anniversary to you and your boyfriend, Susanna! So happy the recipe was enjoyed on the special occasion 😊

Ana - Dec. 29, 2021, 10:58 a.m.

This was an amazing dish, I’m even repeating it for New Year’s Eve.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 6:03 a.m.

So honoured to hear, Ana, and wishing you a happy New Years 🙂

Joy - Dec. 26, 2021, 11 a.m.

Made this as part of christmas dinner. Everyone in the family loved it! I personally try not to eat soy when I can avoid it, so I swapped the veggie ground for chopped walnuts, which worked pretty well I think.

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Joy! We're so honoured the dish was part of the special occasion 🙂

Dan - Nov. 25, 2021, 5:18 p.m.

Awesome dish! Making it for the second time today for our Thanksgiving meal. Thank you for sharing it!

PUL Team - Nov. 26, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

We're so honoured the dish could be part of the gathering! Thank you, Dan 🤗

M - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

I made Aushak for the first time today and it was a big hit for family dinner time! (I served it with another afghani dish with pumpkin called Borani Kadoo that I saw online). I didn't have any spring onion but the leeks had a good onion smell anyway - I also added stirfried beansprouts to the filling just because I had a big bag in the fridge lol. A few of my dumplings opened because they were boiled for more than five minutes so will have to be careful about taking them out sooner next time! Thanks for the recipe!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your insight on the recipe, M, it's so appreciated! Stirfried beansprouts sound like a lovely addition 😃

Kris - Nov. 14, 2021, 6:14 p.m.

Yummm!!! Loved this :). I used green lentils instead of the beef and it was hearty and delicious!

PUL Team - Nov. 14, 2021, 9:07 p.m.

A lovely substitution, Kris, thank you for sharing!

Cassie - Nov. 9, 2021, 8:55 p.m.

I did it multiple times and just LOVE that recipe. My husband and daughter too. Highly recommend it.

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2021, 2 a.m.

Soo happy everyone is enjoying it, Cassie, thank you ☺️

MateCha - Nov. 2, 2021, 8:33 p.m.

Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

Ceren - Nov. 1, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

tried Aushak for the first time in my life based on your video and this dish is pure awesomeness!! So rich in taste, so tasty - it is beyond words. I had to make it for a second time, the following week :) Thank you for sharing, and I encourage you to share more of Afghan kitchen.

PUL Team - Nov. 4, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

Oh, Ceren, this means so much! Thank YOU for the glowing review ✨

An - Oct. 31, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

beautiful video and recipes! Could you possibly share which brand / a link for the two pans seen herein (the wood-handled deep saute pan for the Aushak and later the crepe pan for the Bolanis). I'm due to get a new set and this look matches my kitchen perfectly! =)
Would also love details on the serving dishes used for the Aushak and bolani - just love colors! Thank you so much! 😃

PUL Team - Oct. 31, 2021, 8:18 p.m.

Hi An, thank you for the kind words and question! The cookware we use is from a company called Ambition. Both of the pans we got online from a webshop called Dajar (

If you're looking for similar ones we found on Amazon, you can find that on our webshop (…!). Just a heads up, we found the pots did discolour and turn brown at the base after using for just a few weeks 😊

Simone - Oct. 27, 2021, 10:22 p.m.

Thank you so much for this recipe!!! It has become one of my favorite dishes and I have already cooked it for my friends and family who all agree that it is fantastic. I tried a variation and used mushrooms instead of ground veggie beef (cause I couldn't find any) mixed with "ground" tofu and it also turned out great. I really apreciate you and your videos and just wanted to say thank you and keep going :)

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 5:14 a.m.

Oh, Simone, you're much too kind 🥰 Thank you for being here and sharing your mushroom and tofu variation with us!

Heather - Oct. 17, 2021, 12:29 a.m.

Hello! I enjoy your recipes and youtube videos so much. They are very inspiring!
I want to make this for my family. I would like to make the lentil sauce though instead of using the vegan ground. Would I just replace the vegan ground for cooked lentils, with the same amount? Thanks!

PUL Team - Oct. 17, 2021, 2:51 a.m.

Thank you for the kind words, Heather! You could replace the vegan ground for cooked lentils. You may not need to use as much water based on the consistency desired. We hope you enjoy it 😊

Alica - Oct. 12, 2021, 2:02 p.m.

I am surprised at how good it is! Not because I doubted it would be, but because of my skills! It is so tasty and easy to make. I believe these may be my favourite dumplings ever (coming from a die-hard dumpling lover).
I hope I get to see other dumpling recipes either from the lovely Afghani culture or Pick Up Limes creative imagination!
All the best

PUL Team - Oct. 13, 2021, 3:41 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Alica, you must be a lovely cook! Perhaps we can pursue other dumpling recipes in the future 🤗

Mixxie - Oct. 12, 2021, 2:58 a.m.

I made this for my family, and they were so impressed! You have helped me grow so much in my cooking, and your recipes are easy to follow! Every time I make your recipes, my family gets so excited!

Monika - Oct. 11, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

Delighted to have found your website. Just wonderful recipes. I made them all and will surly repeat them regularly. Thank you so so much ❣️👏🙏 Greetings from the Principat d’Andorra.

PUL Team - Oct. 14, 2021, 2:16 a.m.

So happy to hear, Monika, thank YOU! Hugs to Principat d’Andorra 🤗

Claudia Abrantes - Oct. 11, 2021, 12:34 p.m.

Hi Sadia and PUL Team!!! Delighted to write as your website, recipes and the nutritional information is useful, most enjoyable and simply delightful to explore. I made aushak yesterday and while I absolutely loved the concept of making it ahead and trying afghan food, it came as a surprise to realize that the dumplings were quite chewy as the leek and green onion fibers were still a bit rough... what do you believe I may have done wrong? Not used enought salt? Should I let it sit to drain for more than 15 minutes?
Any tips on how to avoid the onion after-taste?. I wonder if I should have used a full fat yoghurt which could "cushion" the leek and onion pungent after-taste... or how about sauteing both?.
All in all, I have watched the video over 3 times just for the mere joy of seeing how delicious it all feels to combine, share and inspire our human connection through food. Thanks a ZILLION Sadia... you are so inspiring !!... and I am sure, so is Robin and the rest of the team.

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2021, 11:19 p.m.

Aw Claudia you're just the best - this message is so heartwarming, thank you! The leek and green onion can be rather fibrous, and so there are a few things that can help them become less chewy: 1) avoid using the green parts of the leek (more fibrous) and use the white parts instead, 2) indeed using more salt can help, but I wouldn't add much more as it becomes too salty, 3) massaging the salt into the onions can also help the cell walls break down more, 4) for sure you could cook it on the stove if you'd like too - it's not traditionally done, but I've seen some people do it that way too 😊 I hope this helps for now. As for the oniony taste, I think it might be correct. The aushak is meant to have a rather strong onion taste as it's the main ingredient that fills the dumplings. If you wanted, you could add less onion inside each wrapper, and add a bit of cooked vegan ground beef into the centre as well - this would make it resemble another Afghan dumpling called "mantu" 🥟 Enjoy!

Brigitte - Oct. 9, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

I made yesterday an Afghan dinner for my friends and they were delighted of the dishes!
I cooked these dumplings (I made also the dough myself), the Bolani flatbread with the green chutney, the Banjan eggplant, the Afghan salad and the Kitchiri rice. Everything was delicious! Only the rice did not really convince me.
Thanks a lot for your great recipes!
Best regards Brigitte

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2021, 11:45 p.m.

Hi Brigitte! Thank you for the very kind words, it means so much that the recipes were enjoyed 🥰 You may be interested in our Shola for an alternative rice recipe if you haven't already seen it:… 😊 Do let us know if you have any other feedback!

Elizabeth - Oct. 8, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

Made this tonight for supper along with the Bolani and it is AMAZING! I hope to see more recipes like this in the future! Who doesn’t love ethnic food?!?
Love your website and love your channel!

PUL Team - Oct. 8, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

This means so much more than we can express, Elizabeth! The request is noted as well 🥰

El - Oct. 5, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

This was so delisting and has those sweet warming Middle Eastern flavours that are perfect for fall- loved the link to associations working to help women and women in Afghanistan in particular - thank you for sharing … now I’m looking forward the rice dish recipe 😊👍

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:35 a.m.

Awe this means so much, El, thank you! Let us know how the other recipes go 😃

Driss Ethan - Oct. 4, 2021, 3:18 p.m.

Your website article is very neat and beautiful.. I like it very much.. Thanks for sharing your menu and recipe with us

PUL Team - Oct. 4, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

Aw we're so happy the website and recipes are being enjoyed, Driss, thank you😊

Albert-Jan From - Oct. 4, 2021, 3:14 p.m.

Hi there! I was truly inspired by your video about the Afghan food! My father became interested in this after he read something in the newspaper about your video. So when my parents were coming over last weekend, we definitely needed to have an Afghan dinner! So we made the aushak, bolani, shola, borani banjan and the green chutney. It was absolutely delicious! It took quite some time to prepare all of this, but doing it together with my mom made it like a really good time in the kitchen! All three of us were really happy with each of the recipes individually, but mainly the way in which it complemented each other! I had my first experience with Afghan food about 2 years ago in an Afghan restaurant in Utrecht, where I was already blown away by the delicious food; now I am really happy I am able to prepare some of these delicious meals myself as well! So a big thank you for all your inspirational recipes and videos!

PUL Team - Oct. 4, 2021, 6:25 p.m.

Hello Albert-Jan, a massive thanks to YOU for the kind words and incredible feedback! It means so much that the recipes were enjoyed. Lots of love to you and your family 🤗

Elise - Sept. 29, 2021, 1:12 p.m.

Hi, I’m from the Netherlands.

I would love to try this recipe for a family dinner (15 people). But I can’t find the dumpling wrappers anyway.
Is their any possibility you could tell me where you bought them?

Kind regards and a big fan,

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 9:05 p.m.

Hey Elise, we got our from our local Toko in Eindhoven by the name of Amazing Sang Lee. If you've got a Toko in your neighbourhood, they'll likely have it as well in the freezer section 😊 I hope this helps!

Elise - Sept. 30, 2021, 1:49 p.m.

Thank you so much!

Albert-Jan - Oct. 4, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

Hi Elise. Just came across your question when I was going to write my review. I'm from the Netherlands as well and bought them in the Amazing Oriental toko (in Utrecht, but I guess they'll have it in every Amazing Oriental here in the Netherlands). So you've got some options now :) Hope you'll find it!

nadia - Sept. 27, 2021, 11:06 a.m.

i just had to leave a comment on this recipe. i do not usually like new foods but i wanted to try to making this. not only was it is really easy to make but i have made it twice now. i really love it. so thanks for this recipe. it is really good.

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2021, 5:27 p.m.

Oh, Nadia, we appreciate this so much! Thank you for the kind words and for being here 🤗

Maddie - Sept. 26, 2021, 7:24 a.m.

I made this recipe tonight exactly as written. It turned out absolutely INCREDIBLE; I’d never cooked or tasted anything like quite like this dish, it was mouthwateringly delicious. I was SO proud of myself when I tasted the finished product. The chopping, assembling, and cooking process did require a lot of effort and time, but the end result more than matched the effort expended. Set aside a few hours on a weekend and try this recipe!!!
P.S. I used Impossible Beef in the gheymeh and it tasted phenomenal.

PUL Team - Sept. 26, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

Awe, Maddie, we appreciate this so much! Thank you for sharing the glowing review with us. We're so proud of you too☺️💚

Niki - Sept. 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.

Hey, I was wondering if you could perhaps freeze the dumplings before cooking them, would you be able to just thaw them a bit and then boil them as if they were fresh?

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

Hi Niki, thanks for the question. Indeed, the dumplings can be made ahead of time and frozen in a single layer on a parchment-lined tray. When frozen, they can then be transferred to an airtight container or bag and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to enjoy, allow them to thaw and then cook in boiling water as outlined in step 9 😃 We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try!

Charlotte - Sept. 23, 2021, 10:02 p.m.

I went all out in the kitchen this afternoon with my Afghan cooking by making my own gluten free dumpling wrappers from scratch to begin with before putting the rest of the recipe together. It took a long time and to be honest I was unsure how well the GF dumplings would hold together when cooked. 😬 My thoughts went from 'I am not doing this again!' to 'I am definitely making these again!' when they turned out so well and were incredibly delicious! The garlic, mint and all the other flavours were amazing and it was the first time I have been able to enjoy dumplings since I found out I had Coeliacs. This meal made me so happy! 😁
When I make it again I will prepare the wrappers on a separate day to break it up a bit! ❤

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

Aw we're so glad the Aushak was worth the effort, Charlotte, it's definitely a labour of love! Happy cooking 😃

Samantha Ann Schultz - Sept. 22, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

Is there any calorie or nutrition info for this recipe?

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2021, 1:31 a.m.

Hi there, Samantha! You can find the approximate nutrition information by clicking on the green "show nutrition info" button below the recipe. Kindly note that as the disclaimer mentions, this is just an estimate and if you need specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dietitian or physician. We hope this helps for now 🙂

Jea - Sept. 22, 2021, 12:29 p.m.

This recipe is incredible! Everyone needs to try it. I have sent it to most of my friends and family to try, a new family staple here. I am now obsessed eating this dish! I used fresh chocolate mint from my garden, lemon zest and little lemon juice in the yoghurt sauce That was my only adjustment, I needed to mask the coconut yoghurt taste, since I am dairy free. I also made it with almond yoghurt much better tasting than the coconut. This recipe is such an amazing comfort food.

PUL Team - Sept. 22, 2021, 10:12 p.m.

Mmm sounds so delicious, Jea! Thanks for sharing the modifications 🙂

Hila - Sept. 21, 2021, 7:12 a.m.

I did not find the dough circles in stores nearby (Israel 😄) , so we decided to go and make the dough as well!

It turned out very tasty but such a hard job! My BF and I worked on the dish for almost 3 hours lol 😵

Yesterday we celebrated the eve of Sukkot (Jewish holiday) and the whole family was very enthusiastic - both about the appearance and the taste 😁

P.s. I also made the Bulani before 2 weeks and everyone was amazed ! 🥰

Thank u !

PUL Team - Sept. 22, 2021, 4:24 a.m.

Hey Hila, thank you for sharing your experience with this one! It's a labour of love indeed. You may find the dough labelled as wonton wrappers in the international aisle depending on the grocery options near you. We're so happy the recipe was enjoyed though 😃

Bekah - Sept. 18, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

This was amazing! I halved the recipe since there is just two of us and my husband was bummed there were no seconds. haha

Thank you for sharing your culture and family with us!

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 5:04 a.m.

Hehe awe we're so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed, Bekah, thank you!

Renee - Sept. 18, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

Made aushak tonight. Have been dreaming of it since I saw the video on YouTube. It is amazing and delicious and heartt. I am blessed to have been able to share in your family recipe and honored that you shared it so freely.
Took photos before I devoured my meal (which I good because my plate is clean).
Many thanks.

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 5:03 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Renee, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your experience with the aushak 🙂💚

Hosana Eilert - Sept. 17, 2021, 2:23 a.m.

O my god Aushak -Afghan we so amazing . I’ve not found one of your recipes to taste bad . Thank you so much I think you’re a genius when it comes to creating combinations with food. I love your YouTube and ebook and website . I tell everyone I can about you !!!!! Best wishes

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2021, 4:55 a.m.

Aw, Hosana, this means so much! Thank you for being here and supporting PUL 🥰

Kerrie Challinor - Sept. 15, 2021, 6 p.m.

Hi, I cant get Amazon Fresh in my postcode are also cant find the Dumpling Pastry anywhere, is there anything else I could use. I have some spring roll wrappers, would they work or are they too thin.


PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 2:12 a.m.

Hi Kerrie, thanks for the question! You might find the dumpling pastry (also called wonton wrappers) in the international aisle of your local international grocery store depending on where home is for you. Spring roll wrappers are indeed a fair bit thinner than wonton wrappers. We haven't tested it out, but imagine it could work with some extra attention and care to make sure the dumplings don't break. We hope this helps!

Cath - Sept. 14, 2021, 6:36 p.m.

I've recently made this recipe for my whole family (who were very sceptical about the whole thing), and they all LOVED it! The combo of the sweet, spicy leek filling, the rich sauce and the fresh yoghurt makes it an absolutely decadent dish <3 It's a bit of work, but totally worth it.

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

Hi Cath, aw that's incredible! So glad the recipe was enjoyed by your family :D

Mansa - Sept. 14, 2021, 3:33 a.m.

Today the Uber ride I took back home was driven by an Afghan orthopaedic doctor. He arrived in US an year back, and had just visited his family in Herat, Afghanistan in July 2021. When he mentioned he is from Afghanistan, I immediately remembered the beautiful video here on PUL with all Afghani delicacies. And he was absolutely delighted when he heard the names of all the recipes I knew. He is still learning English and said he misses his home tremendously. He is a doctor with multiple degrees and once he learns English properly, he will give the exam needed in US so that he can start his medical practice again.

Thank you for sharing the recipes, you enabled me to provide a moment of joy to a beautiful soul from Afghanistan.

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 5:05 a.m.

Hello, Mansa! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. We're so honoured that PUL could help support the meaningful connection. Wishing you both an abundance of health and wellness ✨💚

Rosta - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:36 a.m.

Listening to this and thinking of people of Afghanistan and specially women :(

H K - Sept. 13, 2021, 11:37 a.m.

Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I usually order Mantoo when we eat at Afghan restaurants, we have quite alot in the San Francisco area. Although I never tasted Aushak, this tasted like it would at a restaurant. My 6 year old helped make the wontons, it reminded me of how your mom said all the women would get together to make Aushak. We both had fun and for a picky 6 year old he absolutely loved it!

Excited to try the other recipes from this video!
Thank you again!

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

Hi there, H K! Thank YOU for the glowing review and for sharing your experience with the recipe. It means so much that you and your little one enjoyed it together 😃

Soph - Sept. 12, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

A dish that was so fun to make but also just delicious! Discovering different dishes around the world is already something I am quite fond of, but this dish just made me want to try more Afghan food. Will do it again and for my whole family.

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:37 a.m.

Oh we appreciate this so much, Soph! Happy cooking 🤗

Jen - Sept. 12, 2021, 5:01 p.m.

Oh my! That was delicious! You sure make it look easy. I was frustrated that only a small amount of the filling would fit in the wonton wrapper if I wanted it to be big enough to seal, but you estimated perfectly the proper amount of filling to prepare for a 40 pack of wonton wrappers, so next time I won't be as frustrated. I recommend making this feast over a couple of days, maybe making the sauces first and the aushak filling first. I was in the kitchen all day. It was so worth it, though. Thank you for sharing your wonderful homeland recipes!

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 8:25 p.m.

Hi Jen! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and tips. It's a labour in love indeed, although we're so glad it was worth it 💚

SLW - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:10 a.m.

Thank you! First off, for your stories and snippets with your family and then for a wonderful recipe. The blend of spices and herbs were so good. Your site is one of my favorites.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 8 p.m.

Aw we're so honoured to hear, SLW! Thank YOU for being here and sharing the kind words 🤗

Rachel - Sept. 12, 2021, 1:07 a.m.

We just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! It is definitely going to go into our dinner rotation. It is a lot of work, so maybe not frequently, but is definitely worth the work!

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

So thrilled the effort was worth it in the end! Thank you, Rachel :)

Su Sa - Sept. 11, 2021, 7:18 p.m.

I tried the recipe today and it was very good. I couldn‘t find the dough and made it from scratch.

Thank you very much

Ilira - Sept. 11, 2021, 12:01 p.m.

This was an incredible dish! What a wonderful way to get introduced to Afghani food tradition. The only thing we slightly changed was leaving the dumplings for about 8 minutes to boil. The suggested 4 minutes didn't seem to work for us as the leak tasted a bit uncooked. They turned out great after we left them in a bit longer. A fantastic dish all in all :)

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:48 a.m.

Thank you for the review and feedback, Ilira! We're so glad the recipe was enjoyed. If possible, cutting the leeks thinner may help with the timing 🙂

Y19 - Sept. 10, 2021, 2:15 a.m.

This website is amazing thank you so much, I just decided to go vegan and you have no idea how much all your content is helping me to learn how to eat as a vegan, without complicating things and getting all my nutritional needs. All the meals are delicious and nutritious, thank you all.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:04 a.m.

This means so much more than we can express, Y19! Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your vegan journey 💚

Mia Robinson-Mullen - Sept. 9, 2021, 2:54 a.m.

such a gift to hear these stories and recipes from you family. thank you SO MUCH for your sharing. I made this and your bolani recipe. I cut the recipe in half (wanted to see how it came together)…SO GOOD!!! I really enjoyed it and am so grateful to now have these recipes on hand. My plan is to make it with my little one (7yrs) as a weekend meal. I did modify the bolani slightly as I didn’t have fresh cilantro. still delicious. the dough is really tasty—a great foundational recipe. I may continue to experiment with the fillings. thank you thank you!!!! And good wishes and thoughts to you and your family.

PUL Team - Sept. 11, 2021, 5:49 a.m.

Aww, Mia, you're much too kind! We hope your little ones enjoying making it. Thank YOU for the glowing review 🥰

Feli - Sept. 7, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

This was by far one of the best dinners I had in a long time. Thank you for giving an insight into the Afghan cuisine! I will definitely cook this for my hole family to raise awareness, especially to not forget the people still living there. I think people can definitely bond over food which is also one reason why I love pick up limes!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 6 p.m.

Oh wow, thank you for the glowing review, Feli! We're so grateful that the recipe was meaningful and enjoyed by your family 💚

Rosta - Sept. 6, 2021, 4:32 p.m.

I made this and shared with two friends and we all loved it so much. Can't wait to make the other recipes too! Thank you so much for sharing Afghan recipes. If you ever get a chance to do more, that would be lovely.

PUL Team - Sept. 6, 2021, 6:25 p.m.

We're so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed, Rosta, we hope you love the others as well! Hopefully, we can continue to share more 😃

Rosta - Sept. 6, 2021, 6:28 p.m.

Thank you! A big fan of your recipes, videos, and the awesome new website.

Adeline - Sept. 6, 2021, 2:16 p.m.

We tried it this weekend and it was super delicious as always! Thank you for sharing this recipe! It wasn't easy and we were in the kitchen for a fair amount of time but I'm sure we'll try it again because of the amazing taste this dish has! I particularly love the freshness of the yogurt sauce 😍
We are discovering the Afghan cuisine thanks to you and we love it so far! 🇦🇫
Greetings from Germany
Robert & Adeline

PUL Team - Sept. 6, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

Hi Robert and Adeline! So happy the labour of love for the recipe was worth it! It means so much that we can share Afghan cuisine with you in Germany ☺️

Kati - Sept. 5, 2021, 2:34 p.m.

Tried this today and it was way more delicious than we expected it to be! The different flavours of the filling, the Gheymeh sauce and the yogurt sauce complemented each other so very well - it was truely a spectacular meal! I am sure we will be making it again quite soon.
(We made a very simple wan-tan dough (250g flour, 2 eggs and a tad of water) which worked very well for this recipe.)

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2021, 8:43 p.m.

Ooo thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with this one, Kati! So glad it was enjoyed 🤗

Annamária Gálik - Sept. 5, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

This was the first afgan recipe we cooked. I gathered together my girlfriends to make this for our families. Honestly, it was quite a challenge to make this for the first time (just as anything when we try for the first time), especially the part of filling the dumplings but oh my god, it worthed every minute of the process because it is the best I have tasted newly in the recent years. Incredibly tasty. Omg. Fantastic. I love it. We love it. The whole family loves it. And the mint to the yogurt... The best decision was to add the mint in to the jogurt. It is insane how incredible and good the jogurt with the mint. Thank you thank you very much for sharing this recipe!

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2021, 8:33 p.m.

Awe we appreciate this so much, Annamária! It's a labour of love the first time around, although we're so happy it was worth it 🥰

李岱珺 - Sept. 3, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

It's so different with our dumplings! Can't wait to try this one! Love from China

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 1:36 a.m.

Hi 李岱珺! We hope you love the recipe 😃

Klara - Sept. 3, 2021, 4:17 p.m.

Loved to try this recipe, it is absolutely delicious! Will do it again!
But I was a little confused at first because the vegan "meat" from the video is missing in the recipe list... or maybe I just don't see it? :D
Thanks for sharing this beautiful part of the culture:)

Samantha - Sept. 3, 2021, 5:14 p.m.

The 'soy veggie ground' is the vegan 'meat'!

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 1:25 a.m.

Thanks for the question, Klara, and answer, Samantha! Indeed the soy veggie ground is the mock meat 🙂

Klara - Sept. 4, 2021, 10:14 a.m.

Ahh makes sense!! Thanks a lot!! Haha I‘m sorry I didn’t see it!

Ester - Sept. 3, 2021, 9:53 a.m.

Had this for dinner yesterday with the salate and it was a big succes! The whole family loved it, while we normally eat food without any spices or salt

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 1:26 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear the recipes were enjoyed, Ester, thank you!

Mary - Sept. 2, 2021, 7:47 p.m.

I made this for lunch yesterday and it was so delicious and filling! I loved the depth of flavor and the heat level. I'm Polish so my family makes pierogis for holidays occasionally. This dish felt nostalgic and special. :) Can't wait to try the bolani today!

PUL Team - Sept. 3, 2021, 4:47 a.m.

So lovely to hear, Mary, we hope you enjoy the bolani! Happy cooking ✨

Emma A - Sept. 2, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

We've just cooked this tonight. It is EPIC! Thank you so much for sharing this.
It is a pleasure and a therapy to watch your videos.
Excellent job, as always.

PUL Team - Sept. 3, 2021, 4:46 a.m.

Awe thank you, Emma, for the kind words and support!

Isabella - Sept. 2, 2021, 9:41 a.m.

This recipe was amazing as was the beautiful video that goes along with it. It is so special that your Mum was also a part of the video. One of my favorite things about cooking is its ability to connect us to the beauty and history of other cultures. Thank you for sharing this with us <3 I know I will be coming back to this recipe again. It is delicious!

PUL Team - Sept. 3, 2021, 4:06 a.m.

A sincere thanks to you, Isabella, for being here and trying out the recipe. We're so thrilled the video was able to foster some connections through food 🙂✨

Tressa - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:43 a.m.

This looks delicious! Perfect timing - we were talking about making setting aside time to make dumplings. I had no idea that there is an Afghan version. This is definitely the one we'll make. I'm so grateful that you have shared family Afghan recipes to fall in love with.

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 4:05 a.m.

We appreciate the lovely words, Tressa, we hope you and your family enjoy the recipe ✨

Lily - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:09 a.m.

Yuuuuum! I can almost smell this through the page. Love how your mom was whispering about using wonton wrappers in the video, like it's top secret :D it must be a very difficult time for everyone in the Afghan diaspora, not to mention in Afghanistan. Thank you for sharing such yummy recipes and educating us all about the riches of Afghan foods. I might try gheymeh with lentils? Love from NZ!

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 4:05 a.m.

Oh, Lily, this means so much! Thank you for taking the time to watch the video and learn about Afghanistan. Lots of love to NZ 💚

Cristina - Sept. 1, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

Very beautiful video! Thanks for sharing. Definitely I will try.

Anna - Sept. 1, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

This recipe is gold! Thank you for sharing. For those eating meat- is it better to use lamb or beef? Btw, I love the new website and how the ingredient list adjusts based on the portion. Love it!

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:59 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the new website, Anna 🙂