Afghani Pulao - Easy Mutton Pulao - Afghan Cuisine - Mutton Pulao Recipe By Chef Smita Deo

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Mar. 21, 2023

Learn how to make Afghani Pulao with our Chef Smita Deo.
Afghani Pulao is a traditional Afghan cuisine, which is made by cooking basmati with mutton, lamb, beef or chicken, and oil. There exist different variations depending on the region. In this recipe, steamed basmati rice is mixed with raisins, fried julienned carrots, and mutton. With the right flavours, textures and richness, this dish is a delicious blend of sweet and savory. Afghani Pulao rice with carrots and raisins is very popular in Saudi Arabia.


Searing the Mutton
1/2 cup Sesame Seed Oil
3 Onions (sliced)
600 gms Mutton
1 tbsp Spice Mix Powder (homemade)
1/2 ltr Water
Salt (as per taste)
Sautéing the Carrots & Raisins
1/4 cup Sesame Oil
1/4 cup Raisins
3 Carrots (julienne)
1 tsp Sugar
Preparation of the Pulao
3 cups Basmati Rice (soaked)
1 tbsp Spice Mix Powder (homemade)
Salt (as per taste)
3 cups Water


Please watch the video for directions.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 3