Qubuli Uzbaki ( Afghani style Mutton Pulav )

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Total Time:
1-2 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 2 cups - mutton
  • 2 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 1.5 tsp- garam masala
  • 2 - medium sized carrots, julienne cut
  • 1 - medium sized onion, sliced
  • 20 g - raisins
  • 20 g - almonds
  • 20 g - pistas
  • 3 cups - mutton Stock
  • 2 tbsp - coriander and mint leaves, chopped
  • Pinch - saffron, soaked in warm milk
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for frying and cooking

How to Make Qubuli Uzbaki ( Afghani style Mutton Pulav )

  • Wash the mutton well.
  • Add oil to the pan, then add the sliced onions, ginger garlic paste and fry until, lightly golden in colour.
  • Now add the washed mutton pieces and stir well.
  • Cover the pan and cook it, for 5 to 10 minutes, until the water oozes out from the mutton.
  • Now add the garam masala, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.
  • Cover the pan and pressure cook up to 3 to 4 whistles or until the mutton looks tender.
  • Now take another pan. Fry the carrots and nuts separately, in little oil and keep it aside.
  • Soak the rice in water, with little salt, for about 10 minutes.
  • Now take a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Layer it, with half of the mutton pieces.
  • Now top it, with rice. Continue layering with carrots and nuts.
  • Repeat these layers alternatively, until everything is done.
  • Pour the saffron milk, stock and 1 cup of water. Add enough salt to taste.
  • Cover the lid and cook it in medium to low heat, until the rice looks well-cooked and fluffy.
  • Serve it warm, with raita and gravy.
  • Recipe courtesy: Taste of Pearl City