See original recipe for delicious traditional dish from Mauritius cooked by our passionate foodie friend Mrs Marie-Josée Grimaud.
- 4 potatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 kg chicken
- 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 7 cloves
- 3 tbsp biryani spice
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 tbsp turmeric
- 4-5 sausages
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 3 cups water
- salt paper to taste
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1. Peel 4 potatoes.
- 2. Cut the chicken into bite size portions according to your own preferences. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
- 3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan to simmering point. Fry whole peeled potatoes and chicken pieces until golden brown. Remove the fried chicken and potatoes from frying pan.
- 4. Add the chopped onions, minced ginger and garlic into the pan. Fry until the onions become transparent. Add the spices, chopped fresh coriander, chicken, 4-5 sausages, potatoes and some water. Mix well and cook until potatoes are soft.
- 5. Remove pan from heat and put the mixture in rice cooker.
- 6. Wash rice in running water several times until water runs clear. Drain and place in rice cooker with 3 cups of water. Start cooking the pilau. Continue cooking until the rice is ready.
- 7. Immediately after the rice is cooked, open rice cooker. Transfer pilau onto a warm serving dish and eat hot.
- 8. Enjoy.
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