Pilaf with Meatballs

by Editorial Staff

Pilaf with meatballs (kaimali palov) is an ancient, classic version of pilaf cooking, which has a delicate and refined taste. The meatball pilaf is quick and the recipe is simple.


  • Rice – 1 kg
  • Fatty lamb or beef (pulp) – 1 kg
  • Carrots – 600 g
  • Onions – 500 g
  • Salt – 6 teaspoon
  • Zira – 6 teaspoon
  • Ground red pepper (sweet or hot) – 1-2 teaspoon
  • Ground black pepper – 2 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil – 300 g


  1. First of all, peel and wash 500 grams of onions. Cut 250 grams into half rings, 250 grams – into small cubes.
  2. We pass through a meat grinder 1 kilogram of fatty beef or lamb.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper to the minced meat, mix. Add the onion, cut into small cubes, and mix everything well again.
  4. Dip your hands in vegetable oil and shape the meatballs the size of a walnut. We put it on a board or baking sheet, oiled, and send it to the refrigerator. The pilaf meatballs are ready.
  5. We clean and wash 600 grams of carrots. Cut the carrots into strips approximately 4 millimeters thick.
  6. Pour 300 milliliters of vegetable or ghee oil into the cauldron, or in half. We heat the oil until the first smoke. We lay onion cut into half rings.
  7. Fry the onion until golden brown. Add the prepared carrots, mix. Add 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 5 teaspoons of lightly ground cumin and 1-2 teaspoons of red ground sweet or hot pepper, mix.
  8. Add 1.8 liters of cold water to the cauldron. Bring to a boil. Add 5 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  9. We take out the meatballs from the refrigerator and put them in a cauldron. Bring to a boil, make a small fire.
  10. While the zirvak is boiling, prepare the rice. We wash one kilogram of rice well in cold water, change the water 4-5 times until the water becomes clear. We discard the rice in a colander.
  11. Put the rice in an even layer in a cauldron on top of the meatballs
  12. We make the highest possible fire under the cauldron and evaporate all the liquid.
    After the moisture has completely evaporated with a slotted spoon, collect the rice to the middle of the cauldron with a slide, make 5 holes with a wooden stick so that the remaining moisture from the bottom of the cauldron evaporates.
  13. We make a very small fire under the cauldron, cover with a towel and a lid. The evaporation time of rice depends on its type and takes from 20 to 40 minutes.
  14. After 20 minutes, remove the cauldron from the heat, remove the lid, gently mix the pilaf with the meatballs.
    Let stand for 5 minutes and put the pilaf with meatballs on a plate.

Bon appetit!

Also Like


The perfect pilaf recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

“Clear” Pilaf (Crumbly Pilaf with Pork)

If you are not “friends” with rice, and you never get crumbly pilaf, then according to this recipe you will definitely cook delicious crumbly pilaf! Serving: 4 Ingredients Long grain parboiled rice – 1 cup Fatty pork – 500 g Carrots – 1-2 pcs. Bulb onions...

Chicken Pilaf

The pilaf recipe is quite simple, rather it is a variation on the pilaf theme. If you want to prepare a delicious dish from simp Cook: 45 mins Servings: 4 Ingredients Chicken (gutted) – 360 g Water or broth – 450 ml Rice – 200 g Butter – 70 g Bulb onion –...

Fast Pilaf

Today we will cook quickly PLOV – not in the usual way, but very quickly, in a frying pan. Cook: 30 mins Serving: 6 Ingredients Rice – 350 g Meat (pork) – 350 g Carrots – 2-3 pcs. Medium onion – 2 pcs. Tomato (optional) – 30 ml Garlic – 2 cloves Vegetable...

Festive Pilaf

We decided to arrange a belly party for ourselves and I recommend it to you. This is a delicious pilaf recipe. Honestly:) Cook: 1 hour 30 mins Serving: 8 Ingredients The products for the recipe are in front of you. Wash and dry the meat. Cut the meat into...

Bulgur Pilaf

The perfect bulgur pilaf recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Rice – Pilaf

The perfect rice – pilaf recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Tavuk Pilaf

The perfect tavuk pilaf recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Turkish Pilaf

The perfect turkish pilaf recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Uzbek Pilaf

The perfect uzbek pilaf recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Pilaf at Home

Many people love pilaf, but everyone cooks it differently. Pilaf comes from Asia, so mutton is traditionally used for its preparation. But, at my house this meat is not very popular, so I cook pork pilaf. Of course, pilaf cooked on the stove is different ...

Pilaf in Kazakh

Pilaf in Kazakh has one distinctive feature – in addition to classic ingredients such as rice and meat, dried apples and / or apricots are added to it, instead of which dried apricots can be used. Pilaf turns out to be very tasty, bright, crumbly and arom...

Pilaf in Uzbek

Today I swung at a real Uzbek pilaf. There was no fat tail fat, I replaced it with vegetable oil. In general, I tried to comply. Do not judge strictly. Well, it turned out very tasty pilaf! Cook: 2 hour Serving: 8 Ingredients Lamb or beef – 1 kg Rice – 1 ...

Pilaf Rice

The perfect pilaf rice recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Pilaf with Beef

Fragrant, juicy and crumbly pilaf with beef will be appropriate for almost any occasion. There are various options for cooking pilaf, I suggest you one of many that is cooked in our family. Cook: 2 hour Serving: 10 Ingredients Beef – 1 kg Rice (parboiled)...

Pilaf with Beef

An unusual recipe for cooking pilaf with beef. This recipe cooks rice separately. Cook: 2 hours Servings: 4 Ingredients Rice – 3 cups Beef tenderloin – 1 kg Onions – 4-5 pcs. Large carrots – 2 pcs. Ground cloves – on the tip of a knife (to taste) Ground c...

Pilaf with Chicken

I love pilaf very much. This tasty and simple recipe was shared by my friend from Tajikistan, and now I cook pilaf only as he told me. Cook: 35 mins Serving: 5 Ingredients Rice – 400 grams Chicken – 2 legs Medium carrots – 2 pieces Onion – 1 head Garlic –...

Pilaf with Eggplant

The perfect pilaf with eggplant recipe with a picture and simple step-by-step instructions. More...

Pilaf with Lamb

Recipe for aromatic pilaf from lamb, rice and vegetables. Pilaf is being prepared with tomatoes and bell peppers. Ingredients Lamb (pulp) – 300 g Rice – 1 glass Bulb onions – 1 pc. Carrots – 2 pcs. Tomatoes – 2 pcs. Sweet pepper – 1 pc. Dried barberry – 1...

Pilaf with Mussels

The original and delicious pilaf with mussels will appeal to lovers of seafood and Mediterranean cuisine! Servings: 3 Cook: 40 mins Ingredients Mussels – 250 g Bulb onions – 1 pc. Carrots – 1 pc. Rice – 1 glass Water – 2 glasses Fresh parsley – 0.5 bunch ...

Comments for "Pilaf with Meatballs"

Get FREE Recipe Gifts now. Or latest free cooktops from our best collections.

Disable Ad block to get all the secrets. Once done, hit any button below