Sunday best as we call it is one of those feel good days basically because it is not a typical day. Well…you can call me old school but that’s in my incase I am not sure if it is still so for others. Put your energy into this day by dressing in that pretty outfit and even put on some make up if you do. Pick a favorite restaurant, enjoy that desired meal or prepare a haute cuisine…put your phone aside, simply just take a day off. That said, here is a simple and easy recipe for preparing pilau to serve 3-4 people.

Swahili Beef Pilau


  • 2 cups Basmati rice (highly recommended because of better results)
  • 5 medium potatoes (peeled, washed and chopped well)
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 5 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin
  • 1 kg beef, cubed
  • 2 table spoons of oil
  • 1 fresh crushed ginger
  • 4 cups of hot water or broth
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil the beef with ginger and potatoes as well..both aside. Save the broth so you can use it later.
  • In a separate pot or sufuria heat oil and fry onions till brown. Add garlic and spices on a low heat.
  • Add tomatoes, beef cubes and potatoes. Let it cook for about 5 minutes till tender.
  • Add rice and ensure you mix everything well then add your broth or and the 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add salt to taste and adjust seasoning, cover the pot and cook on medium heat.
  • When the rice is nearly dry, lower down the heat to very low and cover your pilau with a tight lid or an aluminium paper.
  • Garnish your Pilau with a banana, serve it hot with Kachumbari and pilipili ya mbirimbi or preferred stew on the side and a cold drink.
Bonne appetite!😋

P.S : This post was scheduled for yesterday, I mean Sunday best🤭, however because of some reasons it is up today.

Sending you ❤️ and 💡,


Published by Shirley

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