What is Kulokhi?

 Written by: Mohammad Anwar Andar

Zahida and Kamal have come to the castle. They see a tray full of potatoes. Lalo Mama comes and greets them. Zahida asks about the potatoes. Lalo Mama says the prince has put the tray in the yard. Lalo Mama takes the guests into the corridor of the castle.

There in the corridor, Zahida repeat her question about the potatoes. Lalo Mama says that the prince would invite his friends for the picnic of Kulokhi. Zahida and Kamal ask about Kulokhi. Lalo Mama opens a window for the information of his guests about Kulokhi.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking to some youths about Kulokhi. Emal, a resident of Bostan village, Farza district of Kabul province says:

When if it is the turn of someone irrigation during the night, he would ask his friends to come together and make Kulokhi picnic. They draw, whose name comes first, he would bring some potatoes from his home. boys collect some clods of earth and put them one upon another. They make a fire under the clods and at the end, they put potatoes under the clods. After an hour or two, they bring out the cooked potatoes and eat them with salt and pepper.

The reporter says that Kulokhi is also famous among girls in some places of Afghanistan.

A girl, Kobra, a resident of Paghman district says: Kulokhi picnic is one of our customs. Some girls come together and make Kulokhi. Meantime they bring some tea and milk for the picnic of Kulokhi too.

Lalo Mama closes this window and opens another window about Logar province.