Meat pulao

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 450 gms - rice, washed, soaked for 40 mins
  • 500 gms - lamb, beef or chicken pieces
  • 250 ml - water
  • 4 tsp - crushed garlic
  • 4 green chillies, whole or chopped
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 x 2.5 cm (1 inch) stick cinnamon
  • 8 cloves
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • A handful of chopped coriander leaves
  • 150 gms - peeled, chopped tomatoes
  • 6 small potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
  • 250 ml - (1/2 pt.) stock or water
  • Salt to taste
  • 25 gms - butter or margarine

How to Make Meat pulao

  • Wash and soak the rice, then drain it.
  • Put the meat or chicken in a saucepan with the measured quantity of water, add half of the garlic, ginger and chillies and cook for 30 mins, until tender.
  • Heat the oil in a separate saucepan.
  • Add the onion, cumin seeds, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns.
  • When the onion has softened, add the remaining garlic, ginger and chillies and cook for 2 mins.
  • Next, add the meat or chicken, the coriander, tomatoes, rice and potatoes.
  • If the meat has been pre-cooked add the resulting stock, made up to 250 ml with more water if required.
  • If the meat has not been pre-cooked, just add the same quantity of water.
  • Add salt to taste, bring to boil, cover and simmer over low heat for 40 mins, until the rice is cooked.
  • Add the butter or margarine in blobs while the pulao is hot.