The Ultimate Comfort Food of Afghanistan Is Served From a Teapot

Chainaki is a warming stew for harsh winters and tumultuous times

Ruchi Kumar
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Rows of teapots slowly simmering the chainaki, a traditional meat soup that’s the ultimate winter comfort food for Afghans. Photos: Hikmat Noori

There is a certain method to having the chainaki, a wholesome meat soup made in a teapot, called “chainak” in the Afghan language of Dari.

First, you take the large naan that comes with every serving and break into tiny…

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Ruchi Kumar
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Writer. Journalist. Humanist. Based in #Afghanistan. Words @ForeignPolicy @Guardian @AJEnglish @WashingtonPost @Vice Earlier: Web producer @dna @TimesofIndia