Sunday, January 3, 2016

Chicken Majboos

Onion: 2 large
Butter/refined oil: 4tbsp
Arabic Spice mix: 1tbsp
Turmeric: 1tsp
Chicken: 1.5 kg
Tomatoes: 3 big
Dried Lime: 1
Cardamom pods: 6
Cloves: 3
Cinnamon sticks: 2” 2piece
Salt: to taste
Water: 2 ½ cups
Long rice: 2cups
Coriander leaves: needed
Parsley chopped: 2tbsp (optional)

Method Of Preparation
In a deep sauce pan, fry onions in butter or oil.
When it slightly browns add Arabic spice mix and turmeric and cook for a minute.
Then add the washed and drained chicken pieces to it mix well with onion and brown the chicken lightly.
Add tomatoes, crushed dried loomi, cardamom pods, and cinnamon and cloves, salt and mix well.
Add water and cover the pan. When it boils put the flame to sim.
When the chicken gets 80% cooked add the rice and mix it gently.
Add coriander and parsley to it.
Cover with lid and sim the flame and keep it for 25 to 30minutes till the rice gets cooked.
Set aside for 10minutes.
Arrange rice on the serving dish with chicken pieces in the center.