Palaw – Turkmen Pilaf
- 1 kg chicken/turkey/lamb/beef
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 300 ml (1⅕ cups) vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced
- 5 large carrots, julienned
- 1 l + 375 ml (5½ cups) water
- 1 kg (4½ cups) basmati rice, rinsed
- Cut the meat into mouthful chunks. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and mix well with your hand.
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the meat chunks and fry until lightly browned. Add the onion. When the onion begins to soften, add the carrots and fry for 5 minutes. Add the water and remaining salt, and increase the heat. Boil for 5 minutes.
- Add the rice to the pot and stir with a perforated spoon. When the rice begins to absorb the water, lower the heat to medium and cover the pot. Steam the rice for 30 minutes, stirring once in between. Serve warm.
En sevdiğim pilav Tükmen pilavı ! sağolasınız !
BIrde Ozbek pilaini denesen,o zaman gor sevgiyi.
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it for my project around the world in eighty dishes and it was delicious. I love your blog, it’s beautiful!
Thank you Ellen! Glad to hear it turned out well 🙂
thank you so so so much for blog and for sharin our national foods 🙂
It’s our pleasure, Ahmet 🙂
Çok teşekkür ederim bu recipe’yi paylaşmak için! Gelecek yılbası’da bu Pilav’ı yapmak istiyorum!
Başarılar ve mutlu yıllar!
Hello from Indonesia..
Sagja bol.. thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Gotta try it this weekend… 🙂
I love your blog..!!
Thanks Karni! Hope your palaw turned out good.
Siteyi bugun keshfettim ve chok duygulandim, gururlandim. Bundan sonraki ishlerinizde basharilar diliyorum. Elimden geldigince bu siteyi yaymaya gayret edecegim. Turkmenistan’dan, Ata Vatan’dan selamlar!
Sag bol Baýramgeldi!
Thank you so much…this recipe reminds us so much of our Turkmen exchange students, Nurjemal, Jennet, Risalat and Ogulgul
Thanks Dannette 🙂
hi, how to make the rice turns yellow?
Hi Fanny, the rice turns yellow from the carrots so you can try finely slicing some of the carrots so that they melt and/or add more carrots.
Thanks a lot.
Байрамгуль, я горжусь вами!!! Молодцы!
Kop, Kop sag bol!!
Senem sag bol Kathryn!
Gul yaly boldy sag bolun. Yone duzy 2 cemce dalde 3 cemce has yerinde boldy mende.
Et gowuranda yumusamalymy ya gaynadanda? Ilkinji gezek edemde et gatyrak boldy. Birem palawy nadip biri birine yapysmaz yaly etyan?
Et gowrulanda ýumşamaly, ýagny bişmeli. Eger şonda et gatyrak bolsa suw guýanyňdan soň pessejik otda köpräk gaýnatmaly. Palawyň bir-birine ýelmeşmesi tüwiňe bagly.
Hello! Thank you for this wonderful blog. My boyfriend is Turkmen and this is his favoirite meal. I’d love to make it for him for his birthday. Is there anything spesific, if cooked with beef? Also, what spesific kind of beef meat would you reccomend? I am very exited 🙂
I recommend boneless cuts of beef. Good luck!
Are you still active on this blog? It is wonderful. I made pishme and it reminded me childhood. Thank you!!
A dlya plova, vy sovetuyeye stew meat, shoulder, filet? Which part of the beef?
Thank you, Lachina. Yes, we’re still here 🙂 For palaw, any boneless part will do.
So here’s a North American question: what changes would you suggest in the recipe if made in an “Instant Pot” (the Canadian counter-top electric pressure cooker / rice cooker / yogurt maker)?
It has a “saute” function which I would think should work for browning the meat and softening the onions and carrots, and bringing the water / broth up to hot before adding the rice.
Thanks a million for your website. Turkmen are great!
Thanks George. We haven’t tried this in an instant pot so can’t help you there, sorry 🙂
Sag bol Men eyeanly turkmen
Assalamualikum. The recipe looks yummy. Hoping to try it the coming week for our Turkmenistan guests.
Hey for the rice and other stuff should I mix it in with the oil or throw it out?,and if I do not have canola oil what oil should I use?Thank you for this amazing recipe
hello everybody today I cooked this meal it is delicous . reipe is good but who knows to do the shule? please write me recipe . love to everybody Goodbye I will wait..
They have shared the shule recipe here. Check out “grains” part.
Cooked this for the first time today! So delicious, will definitely be making this dish regularly. Thanks for sharing