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Default Serious question - 05-08-2017, 06:59 PM

Have Pashtuns in Afghanistan traditionally included daalin their diet?

My dad (may Allah swt bless him) used to say that Afghanan hate eating daal as it produces a lot of wind, and of course flatulence is very taboo in our culture.

I can easily believe Pashtuns in Pakistan have eaten daal for years due to their closeness to Punjabis/Muhajirs etc, but I wonder if the tribal diet in FATA consisted of daal at all. Most Pashtuns I've come across from Pakistan like making just a very simple "shorba" with "ghukha", which although simple is very tasty if well made.

I'm not against daal at all- I think it's a fantastic source of protein.
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Default 05-08-2017, 07:20 PM

We eat loads of chick peas, daal, lentils, all sorts of beans.

Those are great sources of proteins and very healthy.

Just some stupid ignorant Afghans mock brown sub continent people for eating "cheap food". They mock daal because it's the food of the poor. Just like it is the food of the poor in Afghanistan. We have many poor people who would love some daal to feed their families.

Saying daalkhor is not just arrogant, it's also extremely stupid.
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have pashtuns in afghanistan traditionally included daalin their diet?

My dad (may allah swt bless him) used to say that afghanan hate eating daal as it produces a lot of wind, and of course flatulence is very taboo in our culture.

i can easily believe pashtuns in pakistan have eaten daal for years due to their closeness to punjabis/muhajirs etc, but i wonder if the tribal diet in fata consisted of daal at all. Most pashtuns i've come across from pakistan like making just a very simple "shorba" with "ghukha", which although simple is very tasty if well made.

I'm not against daal at all- i think it's a fantastic source of protein.
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Default 05-08-2017, 09:12 PM

Literal meaning of Dhalkhor is pulse-eater but its actually a derogatory word of Afghans for Hindus due to vegetarian habits of the latter. They were basically insulting Pakistanis (of any ethnicity) by calling them Hindus....but nowadays Afghans themselves dont know the meaning of Dhalkhor which was initially hurled against Hindus
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Default 05-08-2017, 09:15 PM

About Farting..........every humans fart and dont need Daal eating for its release.......Punjabis simply dont feel shame in publicly farting, its not taboo in their society (must be the same case in India).....those who have been to Punjab know this, a very decently dressed and gentleman looking Punjabi will pass near you and will release the fart shamelessly.
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Default 05-08-2017, 11:19 PM

AFGHAN SOULD FOOD - DAHL — Afghan Culture UnveiledBlog Daal is cooked in Afghanistan; apparently it's thicker and less soupy than Indian daal. I myself was very confused as I used to hear that insult from afghans and then find that every Afghan restuarant I went to served Daal. I wonder if the thing about daal being thicker in Afghanistan is also true for KPK. The daal my mom makes is pretty thick so I think it's true for us as well.


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majority of Hilly Rajputs are the product of these cross breeding and want to disassociate with their past. rajputs with rajwadi surnames consider themeselves superior but those native kings who look darker gets mocked as "gola" (mix breed, son of rakhile) so they actually invite light skinned rajputs and kshatriya tribes from Jammu region such as jamwals to sleep with their women so that their wives can give birth to pure white looking Native Child.
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Literal meaning of Dhalkhor is pulse-eater but its actually a derogatory word of Afghans for Hindus due to vegetarian habits of the latter. They were basically insulting Pakistanis (of any ethnicity) by calling them Hindus....but nowadays Afghans themselves dont know the meaning of Dhalkhor which was initially hurled against Hindus
I've always found it weird Afghans calling Pakistanis "daalkhor" while at the same time supporting and praising Indian Hindus, the biggest daalkhors on earth.


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majority of Hilly Rajputs are the product of these cross breeding and want to disassociate with their past. rajputs with rajwadi surnames consider themeselves superior but those native kings who look darker gets mocked as "gola" (mix breed, son of rakhile) so they actually invite light skinned rajputs and kshatriya tribes from Jammu region such as jamwals to sleep with their women so that their wives can give birth to pure white looking Native Child.

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I've always found it weird Afghans calling Pakistanis "daalkhor" while at the same time supporting and praising Indian Hindus, the biggest daalkhors on earth.
If they develop enmity with India, Indians will also be called Daalkhors by Afghans.....in fact i do across some comments in which Afghans call Indians Daalkhor when they are quarreling with each other. I have not seen Pakistani Pashtuns using this insult. They also use it for Pashtuns of Pakistan. I first heard it on web in 2006 on a Pashtun forum where members from Afghanistan were calling me Daalkhor and i found it to be a silly insult as i do eat Daal and i had seen Afghans eating Daal. Then i came across some Afghans in real life from whose mouths i also heard the word "Dhalkhor" ......here in Peshawar (few moths ago when pressure was on refugees to go back) when locals were saying "kala ba zey", Afghans were responding by calling them Daalkhors.
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Default 05-10-2017, 12:59 AM

THe resources of our planet are etting less and less by the growing population so D'al khurdan has a future over other protein sources if you want o avoid fammines for your children
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Default 05-10-2017, 01:21 AM

My father didn't eat dal for over 25 years because when he was in the army, some guy with zero cooking skills had made a horrible version of the dish and served it to them. Then one day he saw it on the dastarkhan and dipped in to the dish... no questions asked.. We were shocked.

If you think eating dal is something that one ought to be ashamed of, you need to buy a cooking book for whoever does the cooking in your house.

Afghans eat dal with bread and the way we cook it is thicker in consistency than I have seen it being served in India or Pakistan.

And by the way, just before serving dal, chop some coriander and sprinkle it on top of the dish. You want to do this while the dish is still hot but not on the stove so it gives out the flavour but doesn't get cooked. If it's cooked, it will lose its fragrance. You're welcome.
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