Qabili Pilau – afghan dish

Qabili Pilau is good afghan recipe. It has a special taste, I used chicken, not a lamb.
Qabili Pilau - afghan recipe

  • 500 g long-grain rice, basmati
  • 120 ml oil
  • 700 g lamb (or 500 g of chicken steaks)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 large carrots
  • 110 g black raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron (optional)
  • 1.2 liters of water
  • salt and pepper

  • Preparation
    Slice onion and fry until dark brown, add meat (diced (about 4x4cm)). Saute untill light brown.
    Add 2 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon of cumin and cardamom and 1/4 teaspoon saffron.
    Cover and simmer until the meat is tender, about 1 hour.

    Take the meat beside. Chop the carrots into thin slices and easily fry the sugar to brown (in 1/4 cup of oil).
    Take it out and add a cup of raisins and simmer to tender.
    Take out the stock, put it to saucepan with rice, 1 ½ teaspoon salt and pour with boiling water which is about 5 cm above the rice. Simmer until rice is softened but not completely.
    Preheat the oven to 150 ° C, put there complete mixed rice, meat, carrots and raisins and bake for about half an hour.
    Serve with the carrots and raisins on top.

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