Bukhari Pilau

1lb lamb meat
3 crushed cubes green chillies
2 cubes of garlic paste
1 cube ginger paste
2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
1 tsp whole cumin
3 tsp coriander powder
3 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
Pinch saffron
2 large tomatoes
1.5 large carrot
1/2 cup ready fried onions
2.5 cups rice
Fresh coriander
Potatoes/eggs (optional)

1. Marinate meat over night in all the spices apart from garam masala.
2. Fry onions in oil and leave aside.
3. Cook meat in some oil till nearly done. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till oil bubbles form on top.
4. Then add half the grated carrots and cook through for a few minutes. Once slightly cooled add garam masala and fresh coriander.
5. Boil rice and just before draining add the remaining grated carrots and drain.
6. Layer the dish as you would for biryani; rice, meat, masala, fried onions and rice again. Place a tight lid over the pot and steam till cooked through.


Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan


Mince (Kheema) Pilau

2lb lamb mince
2-3 onions
Cumin powder
Coriander powder
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
Turmeric powder
Crushed ginger & garlic
3 fresh tomatoes
Fresh coriander
Fresh green chillies to taste
1/2 tub plain yogurt
Garden peas
Diced peppers and mix veg (optional)
Fried potatoes
Ready fried onions
Eggs (boiled)
Whole cumin
4-5 cups rice
Whole spiced; cumin, cinnamon and cardamon.

1. Fry the onions till slightly brown. Then add the whole spiced and fry for a minute.
2. Now add the mince and cook till water burns out. Add the spiced and garden peas and let it cook for a little while.
3.  Then add chopped fresh tomatoes. Lower the heat and let the mixture cook till its dry. Thereafter put aside to cool and once cool add yogurt and chopped coriander.
4. Boil the rice with whole cumin and salt. Boil eggs and fry chopped potatoes separately.
5. Once rice is cooked layer the mince mixture and rice like how you would with biryani. First spread rice at the bottom of a pot, sprinkle with saffron water and fried onions, spread the mince mixture, place eggs and potatoes, sprinkle some fried onions on top. Repeat to create a second layer. Spoon some butter on top of the rice. Create holes in your layered mixture with a big spoon and sprinkle inside fried onions and chopped fresh coriander.  Cover the pot with a lid and cook on the hob until steam comes out. Then put in the oven for about an hour.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu