Goat pilaf

Goat pilaf



Prep Time

3 hrs 10 min

Cook Time

1 hr 15 min


1 ½ pounds goatmeat, diced, bone in

½ cup plain yogurt

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

3 cardamom pods,crushed

1 cinnamon stick

¼ teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoons butter

2 cups long grain rice

1 ½ cups chicken stock

juice and grated rind of ½ lemon

2 tablespoons currants

toasted flaked almonds, to garnish

coriander leaves, to garnish

yogurt and mint sambal, to serve


  • Place goat meat in a bowl with yogurt and half the onion. Allow to marinate at least 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350F. Heat a little oil in a large saucepan. Add meat, remaining onion, garlic and spices. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Melt butter in a separate pan and sauté rice about 2 minutes. Add stock and lemon rind. Cover and simmer over low heat until rice is semi cooked.
  • Layer the meat mixture in a baking dish. Top with rice, cover and bake about 45 minutes to an hour or until meat is tender.
  • Add lemon juice and currants to the rice and mix through lightly with a fork. Cover again and allow to steam 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with almonds and coriander and serve with yogurt and mint sambal.
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