Recipes from Parwana

Parwana tells one family’s story of a region long afflicted by war, but with much more at its heart. Author Durkhanai Ayubi’s parents, Zelmai and Farida Ayubi, fled Afghanistan with their young family in 1987, at the height of the Cold War. When their family-run restaurant Parwana opened its doors in Adelaide, Australia in 2009, their vision was to share an authentic piece of the Afghanistan the family had left behind―a country rich in culture, family memories infused with Afghanistan’s traditions of generosity and hospitality.

Six kebabeh sikhi (lamb skewers) on a silver plate with flatbread, lime wedges, cilantro, and sliced red onion.

Lamb Skewers ~ Kebabeh Sikhi

Marinated and grilled lamb skewers are subtly spiced and given a delicious char, making them the ultimate finger food. The intoxicating fragrance alone will make these a favorite.