Pilau Masala recipe in kenya

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– 2 cups basmati rice
– 500g boneless beef or chicken, cut into small pieces
– 2 onions, finely chopped
– 3 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
– 2 tomatoes, chopped
– 2 tablespoons pilau masala spice mix
– 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
– 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
– Salt to taste
– 4 cups water
– Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


1. Wash the rice in cold water and set it aside to drain.

2. In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.

3. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.

4. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Cook for a couple of minutes until fragrant.

5. Add the pilau masala spice mix and continue to sauté for a few more minutes.

6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften and the oil begins to separate from the mixture.

7. Add the meat (chicken or beef) pieces and cook until they brown.

8. Add the washed and drained rice to the pan and stir to coat the rice with the spice mixture.

9. Pour in the water, season with salt, and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.

10. Once the pilau is ready, fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Your Kenyan Pilau Masala is now ready to be served! Enjoy it with some raita or a side salad if you like.