Kabuli Palaw, also called Qabili Pulao (Pashto: کابلي پلاو; Persian: کابلی پلو) or simply pilav, is an Afghanpilaf dish consisting of steamed rice mixed with raisins, carrots, and lamb. It is one of the most popular dishes in Afghanistan and is considered the Afghan national dish. It is named after the city of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It is also popular among the Pashtun people of Pakistan.
Kabuli Palaw is a made by cooking basmati or long grained rice in a brothy sauce (which makes the rice brown). This dish may be made with lamb, chicken, or beef. Kabuli Palaw is baked in the oven and may be topped with fried sliced carrots, raisins, orange peel strips, and chopped nuts like pistachios or almonds. The meat is covered by the rice or buried in the rice mixture.
Kabuli Palaw is very popular in Saudi Arabia, where it is known as Roz Bukhari (Arabic: رز بخاري), meaning Bukharan rice.