Afghani Chicken Pulao (Rice)

½ cup Oil
1 No Onion – Tarka Cutting
2 Tablespoon Ginger – Chopped
8-10 pieces Chicken
1.5 Liter Water (or as needed)
2 Tablespoon Chicken Powder
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
½ Tablespoon Red Chili Powder
2 Teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
1 Tablespoon whole mix Garam Masala
¼ Tablespoon Garam Masala Powder
1 kg Rice- Soaked in water at least 30 minutes before
¼ Teaspoon yellow food color

Afghani Murraba (Jam)
¼ cup Butter
½ cup Carrot – Julienne
¼ cup Almonds – Boiled and skinless
¼ cup Sugar¼ cup Raisins
¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder

Preparation (STEP I)

  1. Put Carrot, sugar and water in a fry pan and let them cook on medium flame for  a while.
  2. Now put butter in it and let it cook. Lower the flame. When the water is half, include almonds and raisins.
  3. Let it cook until it is a thick liquid.
    Almonds - Boiled
    Almonds – Boiled

    Preparation of Jam for Afghani Pulao
    Preparation of Jam for Afghani Pulao
Jam for Afghani Pulao
Jam for Afghani Pulao

Preparation (Step II)

  1. Put oil in a stockpot and bring warm it.
  2. When the oil is warmed, put onion in it and fry them until they are light brown. (Keep stirring constantly).
  3. Now put ginger and chicken in it. Cook it until chicken is half done. If chicken gets burn or stick with pot, add water.
  4. When chicken is half done, include red chili powder and mix well.
  5. Now include one-third food color in it and cook for a while.
  6. Now include water according to rice quantity.
  7. Include Bay leaves, and whole garam masala and cook for a while with lid on pot.
  8. After few minutes, include salt and chicken powder. Mix them and taste the liquid. If more salt or chili is needed, add them.
  9. Put green chilies and rice in it. Move rice across the pot to create a balance.
  10. Include remaining food color and cook.
  11. When the water remains one third, sprinkle garam masala powder and steam rice for 5-10 minutes.
  12. After steaming rice, sprinkle cinnamon powder.


  1. Put small quantity of jam on rice and mix them.
  2. While serving put jam on the top of rice.

If instead of chicken, black beans (kalay channa) are included, it is called Kabli Pulao.

Afghan Pulao - Preparation of spice water (Masala)
Afghan Pulao – Preparation of spice water (Masala)
Afghan Pulao - Serving
Afghan Pulao – Serving