What comes to your mind when you think of Mutton Pulao? For many, you’d imagine tender, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of mutton perfectly browned, the aroma of cardamom, coriander and cumin, pillowy soft basmati rice all laced together with sweet slivers of fried onion. But for me, I feel a sense of comfort, warmth and happiness whenRead more
In essence, a Pulao / Pilau is a rice dish compromised of fried onions, aromatic spices and a 2nd component which can be a meat (see – Lamb Pilau), vegetable (see – Mattar Pilau) or legume (see – Chana Pilau) (exception made for zeera pilau, which is just Pilau rice with cumin seeds).
Lamb Pilau / Pulao has been hugely amiss on this blog since the start. It’s hands down my most frequently cooked dish and honestly a household favourite! Now with our little 2 year old girl a solid part of our family dinner table, this aromatic, comforting meal has been cemented into our weekly rotation sinceRead more
Here’s another super simple and easy Pilau recipe that I love to prepare on a day when I’m just not bothered to go all out – yes I have those days! Another bonus with this particular pilau is it’s a one-pot meal and uses few spices, so this Chana Pilau is a definite winner. IRead more
Peas and rice – we have here a much loved pair. Lets pair that with some soft, caramelised fried onions and aromatic cloves and cinnamon. We have here a winning combination. Mattar Pilau, rice cooked with peas and onions, have always been a favourite at my Mother’s house. My Mother would cook this to serveRead more
The first time I had Kabuli Pilau was in my first year of college, at a local restaurant with my family. I remember seeing the dished out serving platter of lightly browned rice, scattered with glistening raisins and carrots and large chunks of meat and thinking ‘Oh, well. Guess I’m not eating tonight’. Before thatRead more
اجزا چکن ۔۔۔ ۷۵۰ گرام ثابت دھنیا ۔۔۔ ۲ بڑے چمچ چمچ ثابت کالی مرچیں ۔۔۔ ۲ بڑے چمچ چمچ ادرک ۔۔۔ ۸ ٹکڑے تیز بات ۔۔۔ ۲ عدد دارچینی ۔۔۔ ۱ لمبا ٹکڑا بادیاں ۔۔۔ ۱ عدد بڑی الائحی ۔۔۔ ۲ یا ۳ عدد چھوٹی الائچی ۔۔۔ ۵ عدد پیاز ۔۔۔ ۲ عدد گھی ۔۔۔ ۴Read more
This Prawn Pilau Biryani is of the quickest recipes I have worked with to date. But don’t you dare think the minimal cook times makes this a ‘mediocre’ meal. The cook time to flavour ratio is INCREDIBLE.
I remember before I got married, I asked my then-fiance now-husband what his favourite food was. He responded, quite sheepishly, ‘I like Pilau and Biryani’.
There are some dishes in Pakistani cuisine that really don’t need an introduction. Biryani, Pilau, Korma… they all speak for themselves. A good mutton Karahi also comes in this elite category. Often found on the menus of dhabbas and restaurants all around Pakistan, served on special occasions and get-togethers, Mutton Karahi is just the epitomeRead more