Check out this simple delish Kenyan style beef pilau recipe
Pilau is a rice dish that’s very flavorful and delicious , the spices that are used together with ginger ,garlic and deeply caramelized red onions makes the pilau dish just so tasty. Rice pilau is very popular in Kenya, the East African region and has its its roots from the Indian cuisine. Pilau is a comfort dish easy to make and very popular during festive seasons and weddings, its a crowd pleaser but works very well for weeknight dinners too. Am making a variation of my beef pilau recipe and all the ingredients are listed down below and hopefully you can can give it a try in your kitchen. For the Pilau Masala Spices 1 tbsp. whole cloves 2 Tbsps. .cumin seeds 3 Tbsps. coriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 2 Cinnamon sticks .5 tbsp. black pepper corns .5 tsp chili powder 15 cardamom pods Toast all the spices and grind to a powder using a spice a coffee blender or pestle and mortar. The recipe makes extra spice that you can keep tightly covered for future use, For the Beef rice pilau recipe 2 c Basmati rice, rinsed and drained. 1.2 Tbs/ 540 G beef , cut into strips or dice 1/3 c Vegetable oill + 1 tbs for browning beef 1 Large red onion or 2 medium, sliced 1tbs Pilau Masala 2 Bay leaves or 1 large 1tsp Tomato paste 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbs Ginger, minced 1 Tbs Garlic , chopped 1 Tsp brown sugar ( optional) 1 Tbs Rice wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 c chopped cilantro and scallions to garnish. For the Kachumbari salad 1 medium size ripe tomato, sliced thinly. 1 scallion / green onion, cut in bias 1 tbs cilantro chopped 1 tsp lemon juice + zest 1 tsp olive oil salt and pepper to taste Serve with sliced ripe banana.