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Swahili beef biriani

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Adjust Servings:
1kg Beef fillet steak add in 1-2 cups of water in the mix and cook Until your meat is tender)
500ml Vegetable oil
4 Onions large
1/2 kg Potatoes
1 teaspoon Garlic minced
1 teaspoon Ginger minced
1 tablespoon Pilau mix
2 Tomatoes
300g Tomato paste
1 Green pepper finely diced
3 Lemon squeezed
250ml Buttermilk(Maziwa lala)
Garam masala
2 cups Rice pishori or basmati
4 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Food colour yellow colour

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Swahili beef biriani

A plate of Swahili biriani on a weekend is just Happiness

  • 45 minutes
  • Serves 3
  • Medium






Add the oil to a deep fat frying pan and fry the onions till golden brown. In the same oil, fry the potatoes until they have a good crust on the outside, then set aside.


Cut the fillet steak into cubes and keep it aside. in a separate pan Add-In some vegetable oil (Use the same oil for onions it's flavorful) and fry the garlic and ginger Saute for 2 minutes partly crush the whole pilau mix continue to Saute add the beef fillet pieces sauté for 2 minutes then add in a tablespoon of the Garam Masala stir well flavors to coat on the beef


add in the tomatoes, green peppers, tomato paste, salt to taste, and yogurt stir to coat the flavors and then add In the fried potatoes then sprinkle fried onions on top then let it cook while you add in the and lime juice then bring to a boil cover and let it cook until reduced about 20-25 minutes on medium heat.


Measure 4 cups of water and add in the 2 cups of rice and salt cover and cook until the rice is almost cooked sprinkle the diluted yellow food color on the rice and 2 tablespoons of the oil used to fry onions cover with a tight lid then put on a low flame so that the rice can steam and become fluffy.

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