Kabuli Pulao – Easy ‘n’ Delicious



Kabuli pulao , a commonly prepared rice delicacy in Afghanistan(hence the name ‘kabuli’) is absolutely delicious as it sounds. It is way too different from how we prepare pulao here in India. Slight changes have been made to the original recipe to make it my way.Do try it out!!! 

Recipe for Kabuli pulao
Ingredients required

Long grained basmati rice – ½ kg ( I have used Kaima rice )

Mutton – ½ kg

Bay leaves- 2

Sha jeera/ sajeerakam/caraway seeds– 1 tsp

Onion – 2 medium sized(chopped)

Ginger- 1 tbsp(crushed)

Carrot(grated) – 3/4 cup

Black pepper powder – 1-2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Raisins – 1/4 cup(I have used black raisins)

Almonds – 1/4 cup

Pistachios- 3 tbsp(sliced)

Salt – As per taste

Oil – 50 g(Canola oil/sunflower oil)

Method of Preparation

In a pressure cooker add mutton pieces , garam masala,salt and pepper powder . Cook mutton for 4 whistles.

Now in a saucepan sauté heat oil. Saute all the dry fruits and reserve. Saute grated carrots in the remaining oil and drain it from oil.Add bay leaves and shah jeera to the remaining hot oil. Saute onions, ginger(crushed) to this.

Now open the pressure cooker and transfer the contents to another pot. add the sautéed mix, reserved rice and enough salt . Add enough water so that rice is perfectly cooked.

Now when the rice is perfectly cooked remove fom heat . add dry fruits and grated carrots and mix well.

The very delicious Kabuli pulao is ready to be served….

kabuli pulao

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Hi, I am Sherien Mohamed Ramzan,the owner of this blog. Cooking has always been a passion for me and this blog travels through my collection of delectable recipes. This blog is my humble attempt to share the recipes that I have tried successfully in my kitchen.I have a full-time job as Assistant Engineer in Harbour Engineering Department. I am married to Abu Syed and a busy mom of 1 year old baby.


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