Kabuli Pulao (Lamb and Rice)

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Afghan dishes are rich in calories and perfectly suited to the dry and cold weather of this rugged terrain. Kabuli Pulao is the national dish of Afghanistan and is very popular in south Asia and throughout the Middle East.

Kabuli Pulao (Lamb and Rice)
Kabuli Pulao (Lamb and Rice)
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Heat Scale: Mild
Servings
5-6 servings
Servings
5-6 servings
Kabuli Pulao (Lamb and Rice)
Kabuli Pulao (Lamb and Rice)
Print Recipe
Heat Scale: Mild
Servings
5-6 servings
Servings
5-6 servings
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet. Sauté the carrots and raisins until the carrot is soft, then set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in the same skillet and fry the onions until translucent.
  2. Add rice and mutton (or vegetable) broth and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is partially cooked.
  3. In a separate pan, heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and fry the cumin, cardamom, cinammon, and peppercorns, then add lamb pieces. Add salt to taste and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. In a greased baking dish, arrange the lamb pieces in the center and cover with partially cooked rice. Sprinkle the cooked carrots and raisins on top.
  5. Preheat an oven on 250 degrees F. and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot in a large flat dish.
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