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Kabuli pulaw
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Qabeli palaw
Alternative namesOshi palav
CourseLunch, dinner, traditionally the main course
Place of origin Afghanistan
Region or stateCentral Asia
Created byAfghan cuisine
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsSteamed rice mixed with raisins, carrots, and lamb or beef

Qabeli palaw (Dari: قابلی پلو, pronounced [qɒːbeliː palaw]) is a variety of pilaf[1] made in Afghanistan.[2] It consists of steamed rice mixed with raisins, carrots, and beef or lamb. There exists different variations depending on the region.


Qabeli 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 dish. The dish is traditionally placed in the center of the meal with other foods making up the rest of the perimeter.[3][4]

See also


  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 (22 February 2023). "Afghanistan: Kabuli Pulao".