mutton pilau malindians

Most people dread the thought of preparing pilau because it is stereotyped as a time-consuming process. Here is a simple (and trust me when I say simple) mutton pilau recipe that you can use to quickly fix this delicious Swahili dish when you’ll be having your friends over for the weekend.

Ingredients of a Mutton Pilau

-500g mutton
-3 cups of rice
-2 large onions
-3 cloves garlic
-½ teaspoon cumin seeds
-½ teaspoon cinnamon
-1½ tablespoon pilau masala
-Salt

Preparation of Mutton Pilau

Cut the mutton into small pieces, wash, then boil until well-cooked.
Finely chop the onions.
Grind the garlic.

Cooking Method

1. In a sufuria, heat 4 tablespoons of cooking oil and the cumin seeds.
2. Add the onions and stir-fry for 30 seconds before adding the garlic.
3. Add the mutton, cinnamon and pilau masala. Fry until the onions turn golden brown.
4. Add 6 cups of water, a desirable amount of salt then cover and let the water boil.
5. Put in the washed rice, stir, then cover the sufuria and let the rice cook on low heat.
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