Afghani specialties at Helmand Restaurant include Qabelee, which is pallow rice baked with chunks of lamb tenderloin, raisins and glazed julienne of carrots.
From the restaurant's website:
"Helmand is an Afghani restaurant
named after Afghanistan's longest and most important river. Located in
East Cambridge, the Helmand Restaurant's dining room is flanked on one
side by a small fireplace and on the other by a wood-burning oven,
where the restaurant's famous flatbread is cooked."
"With a rich history due to its central location on the Silk Road,
Afghanistan has developed its own type of melting-pot cuisine,
surrounded by an aromatic haze of spices and influences from all across
the Middle East, Asia and even the Mediterranean."