Easy to Cook, Easy to Find – Best Way to Cook Delicious Pilau


It’s easy to coon or even find and because of that Pilau has become one of the most popular food items to find on the local scenes. You will have no choice for a meal in all the restaurants you visit and not for at least pilau.

Served with served with Kachumbari. Pilau can be cooked with beef, chicken, mutton or served with beams.

What you need

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 36 mins
  • Ready In: 46 mins


  • 1 cup rice (500g)
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 crushed ginger
  • 20g pilau masala
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ kg cubed beef
  • 1¾ cups cold water
  • Salt to taste

How to do it

In a cooking pot, fry onions until cooked (but not burnt – this give color to the end product), add garlic, ginger, salt, pilau masala, allow to cook for 2-3 mins, add meat and let cook until meat is cooked.

Pour in the rice, stir to combine the meat with the rice, add the 1 ¾ cups water and bring to a boil over high heat with the cooking pot uncovered. Once the water level has gone down, lower the heat, cover with foil paper or brown kitchen paper and cook for a further 2-3 mins or until water has dried up. Turn of your heat, fluff the rice and set aside for about 5 mins.


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