Pilau (Spiced Rice)


Elevate your dinner moments through enjoying this tasty meal with family or friends. You can top it with Kachumbari or Guacamole.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 5


  • 250 g Beef
  • 400 g Pishori Rice washed and soaked for 15 minutes.
  • 2 Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Exo Flava Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Exo Flava Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Exo Flava Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Exo Flava Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp whole Exo Flava pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Exo Flava Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Exo Flava Cinnamon powder
  • Vegetable cooking Oil
  • 3 Tomatoes


  • Cut the meat into pieces and wash, then boil with some water, 1 tsp each of ginger and garlic paste, 1 tsp of salt, tsp of black pepper, 1 grated tomato and 1 grated onion.
  • When the meat is tender, drain it and set aside. Keep the soup for cooking rice.
  • Heat the sufuria on a medium heat and add the oil. Then add the whole spices that is cumin, cardamom, Pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Once they splutter in the oil, add chopped onions.
  • Fry them until translucent while stirring them with a spoon. If you want darker pilau, fry the onions until they are dark and caramelized. Then add turmeric and coriander powder. Let them fry to a few minutes then add the garlic paste and a bit of chopped coriander.
  • Now you can add the boiled meat the stir together for 2 minutes. Then add soup and some salt. Let the soup simmer and taste for the salt. Make sure you put enough salt because of the rice.
  • When the soup starts boiling, drain the rice and add rice to the soup. Sprinkle a bit of coriander on it and stir a little. Let it cook on a high heat for 3 minutes then reduce to a medium heat and keep cooking while covered until the water finishes
  • Make sure you stir every now and then to make sure all the rice is cooked evenly and perfectly. Then you can reduce the heat to a very low heat and leave it to continue steaming for 5 minutes. Switch off the heat and serve with Kachumbari.

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