Her name means happiness, but she is a widow with five children who makes ends meet by washing clothes for the neighbourhood and preparing injera, the unleavened bread prepared today as it was 1000 years ago.
A staple of the Afghan diet is a flat, unleavened bread cooked in clay ovens.
The menu rotates daily, with three curry dishes as well as vegetarian fare, and what Indian course is complete without naan and other unleavened breads, hot from the oven?
Such items as stew, unleavened bread, and fried foods are common, whereas leavened breads and broiled foods, are not.
It is marked by the eating of matzah, unleavened bread, and by the celebration of an elaborate Seder on the first two nights (in Israel, on the first night only).
In drier parts of India, their staple diet consists of various unleavened breads, pulses, and vegetables.
‘Keep dreaming,’ he laughed, wincing and taking a bite of the unleavened bread drizzled with honey.
Grains are ground into flour and made into unleavened bread (flat bread, without any ingredients to make it rise), which is baked in mud ovens.
But what we really noticed was the bombardment of aromas that almost overwhelmed us; recently brewed strong syrupy coffee, freshly baked unleavened bread and something else, something delicious.
Shops opened, selling bags of spices and nuts, and at least one bakery was producing fresh, unleavened bread in a wood-fired oven.