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Kabuli Pulao Recipe


Kabuli pulao is also known as Afghani rice. I ate this at my cousin’s place and I loved it. The taste of carrots and raisins on top of rice enhances the flavor of the whole dish. Best ever recipe from Afghan cuisine.

kabuli pulao

Ingredients Of Kabuli Pulao

  • 1/2 kg of rice
  • 1/2 kg mutton
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 cardamom
  • 1 cup dry apricot
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 100 gm. raisins
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. saffron essence
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Method Of Kabuli Pulao

  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan, add 1/2 kg mutton with fat, and fry till its color turns to a golden brown.
  • Now add 1 glass of water and 1 tsp. salt. Cook over low flame till meat becomes tender.
  • Soak 1/2 kg rice for 20 minutes in water after washing them, cook with 2 tsp. cumin seeds, 1 tsp. salt and water as required till half has done. Now drain the rice and keep aside.
  • Now in the meat mixture add 2 chopped carrots, 100 gm. raisin, 4 green cardamoms, 1 tsp. black pepper, 2 pieces of cinnamon, and 1 cup apricot. Cook for another 1 minute.
  • Now add boiled rice and 1/2 tsp. saffron essence.
  • In another pan cook 2 tbsp. sugar until melts, add 1/2 cup water, and mix well. Now pour this mixture on top of rice and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot.


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