Established in 1989, The Helmand is an elegant restaurant specializing in authentic Afghan cuisine. Named after the owner’s first-born son and the Helmand River, which runs through Afghanistan, this restaurant delights customers with its exotic flavors, not only from Afghanistan, but also India, Iran, and Greece. From succulent meats to seafood to poultry to vegetables, the menu will sate not only hunger, but also curiosity. Fragrant dishes include dwopiaza, which is lamb cooked with onions, yellow split peas and tossed with more onions lightly marinated in vinegar, and vegetarian mantwo — steamed pastry shells stuffed with vegetables on a bed of yogurt, topped with a yellow split pea and carrot sauce.
The Helmand, 806 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 752 0311