Afghan Chicken Stew ~ Cook to Support! Lawang-e-murgh
Truth be told, when we hear the word Afghanistan, our thoughts usually go towards war and violence. Chef Naina Bhedwar is here to help us shift gears and attempt to change that through opening our palates to new flavors and our hearts (and wallets, please!) to help support the people there who are suffering. Among many other alluring offerings, Afghanistan has beautiful food. A perfect bridge between India and the Middle East, Afghan cuisine is often simple but bursting with flavor. Approachable recipes that don't intimidate, this is a cuisine that needs to make more of a mark on the Western palate. Let's start here with Lawang-e-murgh, a subtle and utterly delicious creamy chicken stew that is still light on the stomach and the palate. The sauce takes easily to vegetarian substitutes as well so swap the chicken out for vegetables and legumes! You'll learn something new and, simultaneously, help support WOMEN FOR AFGHAN WOMEN, a grassroots non-profit on the ground in Afghanistan, helping women and children, who are being hit the hardest by the latest circumstances this nation is facing. Raise much needed awareness, raise critical funds and nourish your belly. What more can one ask for? (The class will be recorded and the recording provided within a few days of the Livestream.)
Lawang-e-Murgh: A creamy Afghan chicken stew
Lawang e murgh is a creamy, delicious Afghan chicken stew that is the centerpiece on many a table in the homes of locals. The dish is easy to convert to a vegetarian one by simply trading the chicken for vegetables, legumes and/or tofu. It is perfumed with a few whole spices, the most important one being cloves (lawang). Join me to learn about this simple, yet beautiful dish that perfectly spans the culinary traditions of India and the Middle East. 25% of all proceeds will go to Women for Afghan Women - A grassroots organization providing protection for women and children in Afghanistan.