Dish Recs at Helmand?
Always a very good idea to make reservations at Helmand. On a recent visit a friend and I shared the aushak (leek ravioli) and banjan (eggplant) apps, both of which were divine, and the chowpan (rack of lamb) which we both loved and another lamb dish, I think the lamb lawand, which she loved and I liked. There is also seriously good bread and dips that they give you once you order.
ETA: the kaddo (pumpkin) app is a favorite of many but is far too sweet for me, so it depends on your tastes.
aushak (leek and scallion ravioli in yogurt sauce)
bowlawni (pastry shells filled with leeks, scallions, and spiced potatoes)
kaddo (pan-fried and baked baby pumpkin)
bendi (okra sauteed in tomato sauce)
qabelee (braised lamb shank baked with rice, raisins, and glazed carrots)
chowpan (grilled rack of lamb)
lamb lawand (sauteed leg of lamb)
feereney (cream pudding topped with fresh fruit)
sheerberaing (rice pudding with pistachio and cardamom)
What he said! I'm also particularly fond of the Seekh Kabob (char-broiled lamb chunks marinated in puree of onion, sun-dried baby grapes and garlic, served with sauteed eggplant and pallow rice) and the modestly-christened Our Cake (homemade cardamom and pineapple cake served with ice cream on pomegranate sauce.)