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Pilau ya nyama

East African aromatic rice cooked with meat with side salad and yoghurt dip

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Pilau ya nyama
Pilau ya nyama

Time & Location

07 Nov 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm GMT+11

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About the Event

What You’ll Do

Pilau is a rice dish cooked with meat and lots of spices such as cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Many communities in East Africa have variations of this dish. The pilau will be accompanied by kachumbari, a salad made with onions, tomatoes, lemon and sometimes fresh chillies.

  • Learn how to cook pilau na kachumbari
  • Learn how to prepare the spice mix from scratch
  • Learn how to make kachumbari salad

What You’ll  Need

Cooking Appliances

  • Chopping board 
  • Knife 
  • Bowls for ingredients
  • Small frying pan for roasting spices
  • Medium size pot for cooking the rice
  • One wooden spoon to stir the rice while cooking
  • Mortar and pestle but you can also use an electric spice grinder (I use a coffee grinder for spices)
  • Blender if you want to blend the yoghurt dip with chilli 

Cooking Ingredients

  • basmati rice or any long-grained rice
  • diced lamb. Alternatively you can use vegetables or chicken
  • cloves of garlic
  • ginger
  • onion
  • tomatoes
  • lemon
  • coriander
  • yoghurt
  • green chilli
  • cooking oil
  • salt & pepper


  • cinnamon stick
  • cloves
  • black pepper corns
  • cardamom pods
  • cumin seeds
  • coriander seeds

Additional Information

We will within 24 hours after ticket sale: 

  •  ZOOM online details  
  • Full Ingredients List  
  • Prep List before class  
  • A full recipe with method will be sent to you after class so that you can recreate the recipe in the future.

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