December 18th, 2015
Since the time when traders traveled the Silk Road carrying goods from faraway lands, Afghanistan has been a place where people and cultures mix and exchange. That history is reflected in Afghan food, which bears the influence of Persian, Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean cultures.
The Helmand in Baltimore has been introducing Afghan food to American palates for over 25 years, with a menu featuring the staples of Afghan cuisine: challow rice dishes, kabobs, and kormas, which you can order as vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes. Regulars particularly recommend the kaddo borwani appetizer (pan fried baby pumpkin with sugar and yogurt sauce) and the Aushak (a ravioli-type pasta filled with leeks).
If it’s your first visit to The Helmand and you’re dining with friends from The Zenith, don’t be afraid to order a few dishes to share with the whole table, and be sure to finish the meal with a traditional cup of coffee!
801 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201