Cookbook "Salam": Qabuli Palau, the Afghan national dish: Six magical recipes from the country in the Hindu Kush

Qabuli Palau (Rice with lamb, carrots as well as raisins)

Ingredients:
500 g sella rice (offered in Afghan grocery stores or online), 1 kg leg of lamb on the bone (have the butcher reduced right into 5 centimeters dices), 3 onions, grease for frying, 2–3 tsps char masala or garam masala , 1 tsp cardamom powder, newly ground black pepper, salt, 200 g raisins, 4 natural carrots (complete 400 g), 4 tsps sugar

Preparation:
1. Cover the rice with water as well as allow it saturate for 1–2 hrs. Then drainpipe as well as drainpipe.
2. Pat the lamb completely dry. Peel the onions as well as reduce right into great dices. Heat some oil in a stress stove as well as fry the meat strongly on all sides. Then include the onions as well as gradually stew up until gold brownish. Season the combination with the char or garam masala, the cardamom powder, pepper as well as salt. Pour 750 ml of water as well as prepare the lamb in the firmly shut stress stove for 20 mins. (Cooking time is 60–90 mins if prepared in a typical pan.)
3. In the meanwhile, stem the raisins if needed. Wash as well as tidy the carrots as well as initial cut lengthways right into slim pieces and afterwards right into slim strips. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Fry the raisins in it, mixing continuously, up until they are plump as well as round. Then get rid of as well as reserve. Fry the carrots in the exact same frying pan for concerning 3-4 mins. Finally mix in the sugar as well as caramelize the carrots for 2 mins. Then get rid of as well as reserve with the raisins up until offering.
4. When the lamb has actually completed food preparation, launch the stress from the stress stove. Open the stress stove, raise the meat out of the supply as well as cover it as well as maintain it cozy. Spread the mixture with a great filter right into a big pan as well as give the boil briefly. Then include the rice to the brew. With the cover on, chef at tool temperature level up until the rice has actually totally taken in the fluid.
5. Put the meat on the rice. Wrap the cover of the pot with a kitchen area towel as well as area it on the pot. Cook whatever at a really reduced temperature level for an additional 10-15 mins.
6. To offer, put the items of meat on a big plate as well as cover with the rice. Sprinkle the Qabuli Palau with the raisins as well as the caramelized carrot strips as well as offer.

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