Sunday, 17 November 2013

Spicy Beef / Mutton Pilau (Palao)

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau

Rice is one of the most well-liked foods eaten by the majority of us. It is also a noteworthy staple dish that is widely consumed in Asia. It is extremely nourishing food and an essential healthy diet that contains more than 15 vitamins & minerals. It has been likely that world's half population live entirely or partly on rice, where 90% of the world's yield is developed & used in Asia. It can be used to cook both as Savory & Sweet.

Palao is a dish that is combined with all the ingredients like, vegetables, mutton, chicken; beef curry and cooked together with rice.

Mutton Palao is a rich, aromatic & exotic dish with spicy mutton. It is my all time favorite. It is one of the paramount savory dishes in my kitchen, esp. when feeling like eating something special from the normal usual feast. It's a complete balanced dish that can be eaten alone or accompanied with raita. Spices can be adjusted acc to your taste. This dish is truly a speculate dish with the natural realistic flavor of mutton that makes the dish wonderful & delicious. Here goes its step by step recipe:

Serves:  3-4


Rice                                                    2 glass (1/2 kg) (soaked in water for 20-30 min)
Beef/ Mutton                                       500 gm (1/2 kg)
Onions                                                2 (sliced)
Tomato                                               3 (chopped)
Oil                                                       2 wooden spoon (doi)
Green Chilli                                         3 (chopped)
Red Chilli powder                               1 tsp.           
Turmeric Powder                               3/4 tsp.
Red Chilli Flakes                                1/4 tsp
Garlic Paste                                       1 tsp.
Ginger Paste                                      1 tsp.
Salt                                                     1 tbsp.
Cumin Seeds (Zeera)                         2 tbsp.
Coriander Powder                              2 tsp.
Black Pepper whole                            2-4
Cinnamon sticks (daar cheeni)           2-3
Clove (Long)                                        4-5
Cardamom pods                                 2.
Dried Plum (Aalo bukhara)                 3-4 (Optional)
Yogurt                                                  1/2 cup
Salt                                                      2 tsp + 1 tsp
Coriander & Mint leaves                      Few
Water/Stock                                        3 & 1/2 glass

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau


First of all clean the meat, wash & then put it in a pan or pressure cooker. Add 1 tsp salt & 4-5 cups of water. It shud be enuf to immerse the meat in water. In pressure cooker it will take 20-25 minutes to get ready & while boiling in a pan it can take an hour or more. Once boiled, and when meat is nice & tender. drain & set aside. You can preserve the stock for use later instead of water.

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau

Then, take a pan, heat oil, and add the chopped onions. Fry until onions are golden brown. 

Tip: The color of palao is directly proportional to the degree of brown color u give to the onions while frying them. 

Then add garlic and ginger paste, tomatoes, followed by all other spices and boiled mutton/beef pieces. Stir & fry for few minutes until oil separates. Add green chilies, chopped coriander & mint leaves.

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau

Then add 3 & 1/2 glasses of water/left over stock & let it boil. When water starts boiling, drain the soaked rice, and add in boiling water. Stir gently, to avoid rice from breaking. Let it cook on high heat for few minutes & then lower the heat to medium.

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau

Check the salt in water & feel the saltiness. If it is just alright then it means the salt is too little. Add more salt until u feel the salt bit more than required cox rice will need salt too :)

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau

Cover the pan & let the rice cook on medium heat, until water diminishes. Stir in between.

When all the water is dried up, lower the heat, seal the pan with a wet towel on the cover, and keep it for 10 minutes. And yooo... palao is readdyy :)

Rice, beef palao, mutton palao, pilau

Serve with shami kebabraita & salad! Enjoyyyy.... :P 

Some of the dishes that are made of rice, and I have discussed are:

See the collection of Meat Eid ul Azha recipes : HERE


Thanku for stopping by! Hope u enjoy this recipe :)


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