Our guidebook referred to several chickpea specialties that could be found in Tajikistan (in particular, Dushanbe).
We searched high and low, but they evaded us.
Instead, we discovered this bean soup, gandush kuga, instead. Not quite as flavorful as Mexican bean soup, but not bad with all the fresh herbs on top.
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