A detailed recipe for pilau and beef

This is how to make pilau worth dying for......

Here is a recipe to prepare your own toothsome pilau when you have guests visiting your home.

How long does it take to prepare sumptuous Pilau beef?

It takes a 72-95 minutes to prepare the whole dish. When your guests are done they will no doubt be left licking their fingers and craving for more.

What category does this recipe fall in?

Dinner or lunch

What cuisine is the pilau being prepared?


Which is the best cooking method?

Simmering and frying

What is the nutritional value of Beef Pilau


2 medium onions, chopped or thinly sliced

450g/1lb lean beef mince

2 tbsp oil

2 medium carrots, grated

1 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tbsp pilau masala

2-3 bay leaves

1 1/2 cups hot water (to cook the beef)

1 1/2 cups Daawat Basmati Rice, rinsed and soaked

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1 bulb of garlic, cut the top off to expose the cloves of garlic

1 tsp coriander powder

3 cups hot water (to cook the rice)


Amazing facts about pilau

Pilau and beef is one of the signature meals at the Kenyan Coast originally from the Swahili culture. The rice is flavored with spices and cooked in a seasoned  broth of meat poultry or fish. The dish is very popular among events in Kenya like weddings, family gatherings and Corporate events.

What is the rating?

4 out of 5


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