Monday, 20 November 2006

Lamb Pilau

Lamb Pulao (Rice)

2 cups Basmati Rice

4 teaspoons Vegetable Oil

6 cloves garlic minced
1 inch ginger grated
4 green chillies chopped finely

2 IbLamb (2 inch cubes)

½ cup yogurt

1 large onion (chopped fine)

3 medium tomatoes (chopped finely)

1 desert spoon Coriander/cumin powder

4 Cloves

1 Cinnamon Stick (flat)

2 Cardamom

8 peppercorns

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Marinate the washed lamb/beef in garlic/ginger/chilli paste and yogurt for 2-3 hours or overnight. Put in a pan and add about 3½ cups of water and boil until the meat is cooked. Set aside.

Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.

Put the oil in a large pan, add cloves, cinnamon, cardomom and peppercorns, fry for a couple of minutes, add the onions, fry until brown. Add tomatoes stir until tender, add coriander/cumin powder, stir and add drained rice and meat (save the meat stock) and stir. Measure 1½ cups of meat stock for each cup of rice, in this case 3 cups and add to the rice/meat mixture. Bring to boil and then turn down heat to simmer, cover and leave for 15 minutes. Stir and cook for a further 5 minutes. Garnish with fried onions. Serve with cuchumber (tomato, cucumber and onion salad). Recipe to follow.

6 comments:

Sunny28 said...

I'm trying out you recipe for my brother's birthday lunch (together with your curry puffs). I've never used yoghurt with rice before, or is that the difference between akni & pilau? - will let you know the family's verdict

Sunny28 said...

they loved it of course! Many thanks

Saju said...

Yay Sunny! Yakni, I think means yogurt. I am glad you enjoyed. We too had a birthday lunch today. It was Chachi (my ma)'s 75th birthday. We did not cook, but ordered food from the local caterer:
menu was:
Vegetable Samosa
Chicken tika
Sheik Kebab
Nan bread
Jeera Chicken
Mixed Vegetable shaak
Biryani
Carrot halva
Gulab Jambu
Salad
we are all stuffed!

Anonymous said...

wow! Great website. My husband is from East Africa and I am from Pakistan. He craves his mom's cooking so great to have this website. I like pilau recepie for Chaandrat :-) thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, how many people does this recipe serve?

Saju said...

6 -8, 1 cup can serve four depending on serving size

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