Kenyan Pilau Recipe and preparing: Pilau is a meal most attributed to the coastal people but enjoyed across Kenyans of all social classes. It is seen as a meal of celebration hence prepared on special occasions. So if you are having a party soon or just wish to smell the aroma of Pilau in your home, here is a simple recipe to get you started;

how to cook Pilau meal, Kenyan Recipe
how to cook Pilau meal, Kenyan Recipe (swahili foods).

 

Ingredients of coking Pilau

  1. 1/2 kg of high quality rice
  2. 3 large onion chopped
  3. 4 gloves of garlic
  4. 1teaspoonful of pilau masala
  5. 3 teaspoons cardamom pods
  6. A pinch full of Fernugreek seeds
  7. 2 cinnamon sticks
  8. 2 beef cubes
  9. 1/2 kg of beef
  10. 4 peppercorns
  11. 5 large tomatoes grated
  12. Cooking oil
  13. 1 ginger grated
  14. 500g potatoes peeled and sliced

Procedure of coking Pilau

  • Boil the meat until it’s fully cooked. Drain off the excess water into a container and place aside.
  • Soak the rice in water as you wait for the meat to cook.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in a frying pan and toss them for 3 minutes. Place them into a bowl and crush.
  • Place the onions, oil into a large sufuria and place on medium heat. Let the onions brown before adding garlic and ginger and mix well until they fully cook.
  • Add thE dry ingredients and pilau masala and stir.
  • Add the boiled meat and stir well for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree and continue stirring.
  • Pour in the rice, potatoes and mix. Add salt, beef cubes and salt. Pour in the beef broth and stir.
  • Cover and reduce heat. Let it cook for 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve with Kachumbari and fruit juice. Enjoy!

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