Definition of pilau in English:

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pilau

Pronunciation: /pəˈlou/ /ˈpēlou/
(also pulao)

noun

Another term for pilaf.
Example sentences
  • I decided to choose my old, reliable favourite, Chicken Madras with mushroom pilau.
  • The main feature of a big meal is a rice pilau, which is rice cooked with meats or vegetables.
  • Serve with crispy potato cakes or a saffron pilau.

Origin

Early 17th century: Persian pulaw, pilāv, Hindi pulāv, from Sanskrit pulāka 'ball of rice', probably from Dravidian.

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