Afghan Kebab House Opens in Astoria

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Bistro Les Minots isnt the only newcomer to Astoria the fourth location of the Afghan Kebab House chain opened on the Steinway strip just a few days ago. The menu is similar to those at other locations (the signature here, of course, being kebabs that are expertly marinated and prepared on a charcoal grill), but as you can see, the new look (in addition to being extra patriotic!) is brighter, with a focus on tile and marble work rather than the usual burlap wall coverings and Afghan rugs. This location is open from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m., boasts 45 seats, and it delivers. The owner is still debating a BYOB policy, since he doesnt want to scare off the largely Muslim clientele. Hey, if sobriety is the price you pay for authenticity The menu follows.

Appetizers
(served with Afghan minted yogurt sauce)
Sambosa (fried dumplings filled with seasoned ground beef, lamb, herbs and spices) - $3.50
Bolani Kachalou (fried turnover filled with potatoes, herbs and spices) - $3.50
Bolani Gandana (fried turnover filled with scallions, herbs and spices) - $3.50
Bolani Kadu (filled with mashed pumpkin, herbs, and spices) - $3.50
Bolani Sabzi (filled with fresh spinach, herbs, and spices) - $3.50
Aushak (boiled dumplings filled with scallions, herbs, and spices, topped with Afghan minted yogurt) - $4.50
Aushak Goushti (boiled dumplings filled with scallions, herbs, and spices, topped with Afghan minted yogurt and seasoned meats) - $5.50
Combination appetizer (your choice of four) - $12.95

Soups
Mashawa soup (Afghan lentil soup) - $4

Vegetarian
(served with rice salad and Afghan bread)
Baudinjan Palau (Eggplant cooked with chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, herbs & spices) - $8.95
Sabzi (spinach cooked with chickpeas, garlic, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, herbs and spices) - $8.95
Bamya Palau (fresh cut baby okra cooked with garlic, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, herbs and spices) - $8.95
Kadu Palau (pumpkin cooked with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, herbs & spices) - $8.95

Kebabs
(served with rice, salad, and Afghan bread)
Chicken breast - $9.95
Tnadoori chicken breast - $10.95
Lamb steak - $12.95
Lamb tikka - $10.95
Kofta - $9.95
Beef tikka - $9.95
Spicy fish kebab (cod fish) - $11.95
Tandoori fish - $12.95
Fish combo - $14.95
Half chicken tandoori - $10.50
Half spiced chicken - $10.50
Combo kebab (combination of lamb tikka, kofta and chicken breast) - $12.95
Chefs combo (lamb tikka, beef tikka, kofta, chicken breast, lamb steak & spicy fish kebabs) - $15.95

Quorma (Afghan stew of string beans, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, herbs & spices)
(served with rice, salad, and Afghan bread)
Lamb - $10.95
Chicken - $8.95
Beef - $9.95
Lamb Chops - $12.95

Side Orders
(all cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, green peppers, herbs and spices)
Spinach - $4.50
Okra - $4.50
Eggplant - $4.50
Pumpkin - $4.50
Chicken Quorma (chunks of boneless chicken) - $6.50
Beef Quorma (chunks of boneless beef) - $6.50
Lamb Quorma (chunks of boneless lamb) - $6.50

Palau (brown basmati rice with carrots and raisins) - $4.95
Salad (garden salad served with homemade dressing) - $4.00

Desserts
Firni (Afghan pudding topped with crusted pistachios) - $2.50
Baklava - $2.50

Afghan Kebab House, 25-89 Steinway St., nr. 25th Ave., Astoria, Queens; 718-777-7758