Definition of pelau in US English:



  • A spicy dish consisting of meat (typically chicken), rice, and pigeon peas.

    • ‘There was brown bread, coconut bake, puffs, cheese paste, saltfish, buljol, pelau and green salad.’
    • ‘The students helped prepare the lunch of pelau at their school before taking to the streets of Arima in March, this year.’
    • ‘Once the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed, your pelau is ready.’
    • ‘One popular Trinidadian and Tobagonian dish is pelau, or rice mixed with pork or chicken and various local vegetables.’
    • ‘Every roti and plate of pelau made and sold here leads to revenue and income to the maker who in turn extends his connection to the survival and generation process.’


From French Creole pêlao.