Afghani Parda Pulao

A great new twist to our Afghani Pulao. Perfect for dawats and gatherings. “Afghani Parda Pulao” #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #7up

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Prepare Spice Mix:

  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 1 tsp
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Laung (Cloves) 3-4
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) 2 tbs
  • Gajar (Carrots) julienne 400g
  • Sugar 1 & ½ tbs
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) 1-2 tbs
  • Munakka (Black raisins) 5 tbs
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) ½ Cup or as required
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 medium
  • Mutton shanks 750g
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste
  • Water 4 Cups
  • Chawal (Rice) Sella ½ kg (soaked for 1 hour)


  • Rolled dough
  • Fried raisins
  • Badam (Almonds) soaked 18-20
  • Fried carrots
  • Cooked rice
  • Reserved spice mix
  • Cooked meat
  • Fried raisins
  • Fried carrots
  • Spice mix
  • Cooked rice
  • Anday ki zardi (Egg yolk) 1
  • Doodh (Milk) 1 tbs
  • Kalay & Safed til (Black & white sesame seeds)


Prepare Spice Mix:

In a spice mixer,add cumin seeds,black peppercorns,black cardamom,green cardamom,cinnamon sticks, & cloves,grind to make powder and set aside.

In a pot,add clarified butter & let it melt.

Add carrots,sugar,mix well & fry for 2-3 minutes,take out & reserve for later use.

In the same pot,add clarified butter & let it melt.

Add black raisins & fry for 1 minute,takeout in a bowl & reserve for later use.

In the same pot,add clarified butter & let it melt.

Add onion & fry until light golden.

Add mutton shanks and mix well until it changes color.

Add ginger garlic paste,salt,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes.

Now add prepared spice mix,reserve 1 tbs for later use & mix well.

Add water,mix well & bring it to boil.

Remove scum,cover & cook on low flame until tender (35-40 minutes) (approx. 2 Cups of water should remain).

Now take out cooked meat from the pot & reserve for later use.

In stock,add soaked rice,mix well & bring it to boil,cover & steam cook on low flame until 3/4th done (10-15 minutes) & set aside.

On a bowl,place rolled dough (all-purpose flour),add fried raisins,almonds,fried carrots,cooked rice, sprinkle half of spice mix (reserved),cooked meat,fried black raisins,fried carrots,remaining spice mix,cooked rice & fold the edges to close then flip on baking tray.

In egg yolk,add milk & whisk well.

Apply on dough with the help of brush & sprinkle sesame seeds.

Bake in preheated oven at 200C for 10 minutes (on both grills).

Carefully cut the dough & serve with 7up.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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