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Talkhan

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Course  Dessert
Place of origin  Afghanistan
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Main ingredients  Walnuts, red or white mulberry
Similar  Shekarpareh, Koloocheh, Reshteh khoshkar, Baghala ghatogh, Khoresh bademjan

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Talkhan is an Afghan local sweet, made from walnut and red or white mulberry. Talkhan are said to resemble chocolate, only they are lighter and coarser. Talkhan is mainly produced in the Hindukush mountain valleys, specially Panjshir Province.

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During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, talkhan was an important portable energy source for the Mujahaddin fighting against the Russians. Easy to make and with a long shelf life, this original "energy bar" kept hundreds of fighters from starving in the rugged mountains of Panjshir. There are reports of Russian soldiers claiming that the Mujahaddin were eating "stones" due to that hardness of dried talkhan and the light to dark brown color resulting from white and red mulberries used along with walnuts to make talkhan.

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Talkhan Wikipedia


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