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10 steps to cooking tasty pilau.

The kitchen is said to be a woman’s territory, but as the years go by it has become more of a man’s domain. Personally, I think this is a step towards the right direction. Most men in my family cook really delicious food…well most of the times, they also have unique recipes at times that are amazing and simple. Today, we’ll take a look at a local cuisine that is one of my favourite dishes, beef pilau. I’ve seen different people have different ways and methods of making this dish, in this recipe we’ll make it simple and easy for even the beginners to be able to make it.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups of rice (washed)
  2. ½ kg beef cubed.
  3. 4 cups of water
  4. 3 tea spoons of Pilau masala.
  5. Salt 1 tablespoon.
  6. ½ cup of oil.
  7. 1 large onion diced.
  8. 6 cloves of garlic ground to a paste.
  9. Dhania chopped.

Procedure:

  1. Place the cubed beef in a cooking pot and boil with some salt. Save the stock from the beef aside.
  2. Boil the 2 cups of water aside.
  3.  Heat the oil in a cooking pot and add the pilau masala and let it cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cubed onions in the cooking pan and cook until golden brown.
  5. Put the garlic paste in the pot and stir. let it cook for about 4 minutes.
  6. Add the washed rice in the cooking pot and stir until the rice gets sticky.
  7. Add the beef stock and stir the rice. Let it simmer.
  8. Pour the boiled water into the cooking pot and allow to simmer under medium heat until the rice is completely dry.
  9. Add the dhania and mix gently. Turn off the heat and let the pilau sit for a while.
  10. Serve while hot. Preferably with some kachumbari.  

photo credits: Afelia’s kitchen

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