Aushak dumplings
Alternative namesAshak
Place of originAfghanistan
Main ingredientsPasta, chives, tomato sauce, yogurt, mint

Aushak (Pashto/Persian: اَشَک) is an Afghan dish made of pasta dumplings filled with chives, with a (frequently meaty) tomato sauce, topped with yogurt and dried mint.[1][2] A time-consuming meal to prepare, it is usually served on holidays or at special gatherings.[3] It is similar to mantu, which is also popular in Afghanistan. In contrast to aushak, mantu have a meat filling.


  1. ^ Aushak Recipe,, 20 January 2006
  2. ^ Eskin, L. (2014). Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks through Many a Conundrum. Running Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-7624-5313-9. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Aushak Recipe or Afghan Veggie Dumplings