Nasi Kebuli

Nasi kebuli is an Indonesian style spicy steamed rice dish cooked in goat broth, milk, and ghee. It is popular among the Arab community in Indonesia and Betawi people in Jakarta.[1] Nasi kebuli was influenced by Arab culture and its origin can be traced to Middle eastern cuisine, especially Yemeni Arabian influence (Mandi rice), and also Indian cuisine influence (Biryani rice). According to etymology study, nasi kebuli can trace its origin from Kabuli Palaw which is an Afghani rice dish from Kabul, similar to biryani served in South Asia.[2][3]

In Betawi culture nasi kebuli usually served during Islamic religious festivities, such as hari raya lebaran, kurban or maulid nabi (birthday of Muhammad). Nasi kebuli also popular in cities with significant Arab descendants, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Surakarta and Gresik.

Source : Wikipedia

Nasi Kebuli

Source : Sajian Sedap 


For Lamb:

200 gr lamb, diced
500 ml water
2 bay leaves
3 cloves
2 cm ginger

For rice:

300 gr rice
1 cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg powder
2 star annised
2 cardamoms
1 lemongrass
5 kaffir lime leaves
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
600 ml coconut milk

400 ml water
3 tbs ghee

Grounded Ingredients:
1 small red onion
5 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander seed
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/4 tsp fennel
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cm ginger

50 gr sultana (i skipped)
2 tbs fried shallot
Pineapple pickled



  1. Boiled lamb with water, bay leaves, cloves and ginger until tender. Set aside.
  2. Preheat ghee in a pan. Add grounded ingredients, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, star annised, cardamom, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and bay leaf until the fragrant come out. Add lamb and mixed well.
  3. Pour coconut milk and water, add salt and pepper. Let it boiled. Then add rice. Cook until it soaked and the water dried. Turn off the heat and let it in the pan for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Steam in a steamer until cooked. Add fried shallot.
  5. Ready to serve.