o and i spent christmas and new year in islamabad with our families. the best part of my trip home is feasting. the day usually starts with a cup of strong and perfectly brewed tapal tea and toasted roghni naan (i will be putting up a separate post for this). lunch could be any manner of pakistani salan - vegetables in masala, kebabs, chicken salan or tarka dhal. aside from all the home made food there is a ritual that i take very seriously. i have to eat at 'kabul restaurant' at least once. this time mum and i had a quick lunch there in between shopping and running around on last day of twenty ten.
i am not a fan of afghani tikka. these are bite sized pieces of meat cooked on long iron skewers (called seekhs) alternated with pieces of charbi (fat) but i do love the equally fatty afghani kebab. these are bite sized kebabs, once again skewered and cooked on charcoal. the kebabs are separated by slices of tomato that blister in the heat. i usually pull the kebabs from the skewer with a piece of naan and eat them wrapped like that.
sigh. here's to counting down to the next trip.
main road| jinnah super market| islamabad