Kabuli palaw

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Kabuli palaw
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Kabuli palaw
Alternative namesQabili, Uzbeki, Afghan, or Oshi palaw
CourseLunch, dinner, traditionally the main course
Place of originAfghanistan
Region or stateCentral Asia
Created byAfghan cuisine
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsSteamed rice mixed with raisins, carrots, and lamb or beef

Kabuli palaw or Qabuli pulao (Dari Persian: قابلی پلاو) is a variety of pilaf[1] made in Afghanistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and parts of Central Asian countries.[2] It consists of steamed rice mixed with raisins, carrots, and beef or lamb. There exist different variations depending on the region.


Kabuli palaw is considered a festive and important dish due to the price and quality of the ingredients as well as its tradition of being Afghanistan's national cuisine. The dish is traditionally placed in the center of the meal with other foods making up the rest of the perimeter.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Eden, Caroline (2017-07-30). "Plov: Uzbekistan's national obsession". the Guardian. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  2. ^ "What food items various cities of Pakistan are famous for". Daily Times. 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  3. ^ Ayubi (Jun 25, 2015). "Kabuli palaw".
  4. ^ Benayoun, Mike. "Afghanistan: Kabuli Pulao".

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