Helmand Menu and Prices updated 2021

Helmand Menu

It all started with a love storey in 1970, when 22-year-old Qayum Karzai was living in a building near DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C. Patricia Morgan, his landlord’s daughter, became a friend and assisted him in learning English. Qayum was so smitten with 19-year-old Pat that he paid his rent in ones—all $81 of it—just to spend more time with her. They appeared to be from different worlds. He was from Afghanistan, where his father had a significant position in parliament. She was from Pittsburgh, and he was from Afghanistan. He took her to a Lebanese restaurant on their first date, where she ordered the fried chicken. With a fond grin, Qayum continues, “I mention it whenever I can.” “He never let me forget it,” says the narrator.

Helmand Menu and Prices

Appetizers $7.50

Aushak
afghan ravioli filled with leeks and scallions, served on yogurt-mint topped with ground beef sauce. vegetarian aushak also available.
Mantwo
homemade pastry shells filled with onions and beef. served on yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split peas and beef sauce. vegetarian mantwo also available.
Bowlawni
brick oven baked twin pastry shells, one filled with leeks and scallions the other filled with spiced potatoes. garnished with yogurt and mint.
Banjan
pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served on yogurt garlic mint sauce.
Kaddo
pan-fried then baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce, topped with ground beef sauce

Vegetarian Appetizers $7.50

Aushak
afghan ravioli filled with leeks and scallions, served on yogurt, garlic and mint sauce topped with yellow split peas and carrot sauce
Mantwo
homemade pastry shells filled with onions. served on yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split peas and sauce.
Bowlawni
brick oven baked twin pastry shells, one filled with leeks and scallions the other filled with spiced potatoes. garnished with yogurt and mint.
Banjan
pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served on yogurt garlic mint sauce.
Kaddo
pan-fried then baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce.

Soups $7.50

Aush
homemade noodle soup served with beef sauce and mint yogurt.
Mushawa
lamb, mung beans, chick peas, black-eyed peas and yogurt soup.
Shorwa
lamb and fresh vegetable soup.

Salads $6.95

Shor Nakhod
potatoes and chick peas on a bed of mixed greens served with cilantro vinaigrette dressing
Salata
mixed green salad served with balsamic vinaigrette or pomegranate dressing.

Side Dishes

Laghatac $7.00
eggplant sauteed with onion, tomatoes, pepper, garlic and turmeric.
Banjan $7.50
pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served on yogurt garlic mint sauce.
Sabzi $7.00
spinach sauteed with onions, garlic, salt and black pepper.
Kaddo $7.50
pan fried baked baby pumpkin seasoned w/sugar & served on yogurt and garlic sauce, topped with ground beef sauce.
Bendi $7.00
okra sauteed with onion fresh tomatoes, black pepper and garlic.

Entrees

Qabelee $20.50
pallow rice baked with chunks of lamb tenderloin, raisins and glazed julienne of carrots.
Dwopiaza $22.50
seasoned tenderloin of lamb cooked with onions, sautéed with yellow split-peas and tossed with onions lightly marinated in vinegar. served with pallow rice.
Chowpan $26.95
half rack of lamb marinated, grilled and served on a bed of afghan bread with sauteed eggplant and pallow rice
Seekh Kabob $23.95
char-broiled leg of lamb marinated in puree of onion, sun-dried baby grapes and garlic, served with sauteed eggplant and pallow rice.
Mantwo $17.50
homemade pastry shell filled with onions and beef. served on yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split peas and beef sauce.
Aushak $16.95
afghan ravioli filled with leeks. served on yogurt and topped with ground beef and mint.
Lamb Lawand $22.95
leg of lamb sauteed with onion, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, fresh cilantro, yogurt and spices served with sauteed spinach and challow rice.
Sabzi Challow $16.95
spinach sautéed with chunks of beef and afghan seasonings. served with challow rice
Chapendaz $26.95
choice tenderloin of beef marinated, grilled with a puree of grilled tomatoes, hot peppers, onions and cumin seeds served with lentils, wheat barley and spinached rice.
Kourma Challow $17.25
leg of lamb sauteed with onions, tomatoes, garlic, green beans, potatoes and spices served with lentils and challow rice.
Theeka Kabab $22.95
prime rib of beef; marinated in puree of onion, sun-dried baby grapes and garlic, then grilled and served with sauteed lentils and pallow rice.
Koufta Challow $15.50
beef meatballs with afghan seasonings sauteed with sun-dried tomato, hot peppers and green peas in a fresh tomato sauce, served with challow rice.
Mourgh Kabab $16.95
char-broiled marinated chicken breast, served with sauteed spinach and pallow rice.
Mourgh Challow $15.95
chicken breast sauteed with spices and yellow split-peas, then sauteed with yogurt, cilantro and curry, served with challow rice.

Specials

Qoremay Ma-He $24.95
fresh sea bass pan fried, then sauteed with onion, peeled tomatoes, garlic, ginger, sun dried tomato, radishes and potato served with challow rice.
Ma-He Berian $16.95
filet of trout pan fried, served with sauteed eggplant and rice seasoned with dates and walnuts
Mourgh Salata $16.75
fresh boneless breast of chicken, marinated then grilled, served on mixed green salad with grilled vegetables and vinaigrette dressing.

Vegetarian Entrees

Special $16.95
a platter of baked pumpkin, pan-fried eggplant, sauteed spinach and okra sauteed in fresh tomatoes, served with pallow rice.
Kourma Challow $15.50
fresh green beans, carrots, cauliflower, turnips and potato sauteed with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and cilantro served with sauteed spinach and challow rice.
Aushak $15.25
afghan ravioli, filled with leeks and scallions, served on yogurt, garlic and mint sauce, topped with yellow split-peas and carrot sauce.
Sabzi Challow $12.95
spinach sauteed with afghan seasonings, served with garlic mushrooms and challow rice.
Kaddo And Banjan Challow $14.95
pan fried then baked pumpkin and eggplant served with fresh tomato sauce, ground beef and challow rice.
Showla $15.50
medium rice, mong beans and black-eyed peas, sauteed with onion, tomatoes and fresh garlic, then baked with dill and coriander seeds, served with poblano pepper filled with spinach and cheese, served
Aush $6.95
homemade noodles and fresh vegetable soup

Desserts

Pudeen $4.75
homemade cream caramel.
Bucklawa $4.95
layers of homemake thin pastry with walnuts, almonds, pistachios, spiced with cinnamon and cloves, then baked and finished with honey caramel.
Feereney $5.95
cream pudding topped with fresh kiwi, mango, raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry.
Sheerberaing $4.50
rice pudding, served with pistachio and cardamom.
Sheerekh $4.95
homemade ice cream served with pistachio and cardamom.
Our Cake $7.50
homemade cardamom and pineapple cake served with ice cream on pomegranate sauce.

Coffee & Tea

Coffee $2.75
Black Or Green Tea $2.75
served with cardamom
Turkish Coffee $3.95

Specialty Coffees $9

Italian Coffee
with amaretto
Spanish Coffee
with kahlua and brandy
Irish Coffee
with irish whiskey
Jamaican Coffee
with tia maria and myers rum

Chardonnay

Clos La Chance $9.00
santa cruz

White Zinfandel

Foxbrook $8.50
napa

White Wine $9.50

Angelini Pinot Grigio
italy
Halk Crest
napa
Chateau Ste. Michelle
columbia valley

Johannisberg Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle $10.00
columbia valley

Sauvignon Blanc

Pepi $10.00
napa
Arona Marlborough $9.00
new zealand

Cabernet Sauvignon

Fleur Du Cap $9.00
stennenbosch s.a.
Francis Coppola Diamond Series $11.00
california

Merlot

Spellbound
napa
Aresti
chile

Zinfandel

Axis $9.50
california

Red

Finco Antigua Tempronillo $9.00
spain

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