Ghos Pilaau

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Ingredients

  • 2cupsrice
  • 1/2 lb mutton or 1/2 lbchicken, cut in pieces as for stew
  • 2tablespoonsghee
  • 1/2 cupchanna dal
  • 1teaspoonjeera powder
  • 2green chilies
  • salt
  • 4cloves
  • 3cardamoms
  • Directions

  • Cook meat with salt, pepper, spices and green chillies till tender (using only sufficient water).
  • Boil chana dal in salted water till done.
  • Drain.
  • Boil rice.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, fry a little sliced onion with jeera powder in ghee.
  • Be sure to save a little onion for decoration on top.
  • Add rice to the browned onion with the cooked meat and dhal and gently toss together to ensure even distribution.
  • Pour another tablespoon of ghee over the top with the remaining onions.
  • Sprinkle a few tablespoons of water.
  • Steam till done.
  • Reviews

  • “Where do I start? My DH and I LOVE the intense flavors of Indian cuisine. This recipe is a perfect one for anyone looking to try mildly spiced Indian. If I made again, I would probably double or triple the spices; I also added chicken stock during steps 7 through 10. Next, I would give it another star except that it has a typo — it calls for onion but does not list it in the ingredients.”

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