Its absolutely freezing in Johannesburg at the moment, so cold that I couldn’t help but crave lamb pilau. It’s sort of like breyani BUT quicker to prepare which is exactly what one (by one I mean me) needs on this cold and lazy day.

Lamb Pilau


1kg lamb

2 sliced onions

2 tomatoes chopped finely

2 tablespoons ginger and garlic paste

1 spring curry leaves

2 green Chilli

2 teapsoons masala powder

2 teapsoons chilli powder

1 teaspoon tumeric powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon mustard seeds


Cinnamon sticks


Salt to taste


Egg yellow coloring

2 cups rice (boiled)

Boil rice in salted water with 2 elachi, 1 cinnamon stick @,# half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and egg yellow colouring. Strain and set aside.

Fry potatoes and set aside.

Heat up pot and add in oil and onions and cook to onions have browned.

Add in the meat along with ginger and garlic paste, then add the rest of the spices.

Add in your tomatoes, chilli and sprig of curry leaves and cook until meat if soft.

Mix in your rice with your lamb and arrange your fried potatoes on top and add in spoonfuls of butter if you’d like a richer taste. Place the pot into your oven for 30 minutes at 180°.

Enjoy 😘.

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