Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chicken Mandy (A Perfect Recipe)

Recipe Source: YSC
The perfect recipe for Chicken Mandy. Make sure the skin is left on the chicken. This is one of the keys for cooking mandy because the skin produces natural fat for it to cook in with the spices. This is why we do not use oil. You can use the shell of an onion then add a cube of butter and a bukhoor coal in the middle of the rice and chicken to smoke it. Just quickly add the lid and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes. This dish will taste like it came from a pit or grill when finished. You can watch the video for how to smoke, can watch it here, a well said video.


1 large chicken, cut up (with skin)
4 teaspoons mandy spice mix
2 teaspoons salt

1-1/2 cups basmati rice
1 tablespoon butter

1 sliced onion (small)
1 tomato, diced
4 whole cardamom pods

2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 chicken bouillon cubes (I used Maggi chicken cubes)
2 ½ cups water

3 tablespoons butter
shell of half onion (bowl shaped)
bukhoor coal

Method Of Preparation

Wash and soak rice for minimum 1 hour. Drain it before cooking.

Wash chicken then dry with a paper towel. Cover chicken with spice mix and salt, cover and allow to sit in refrigerator for a few hours.

In a non-stick pan, on medium heat add chicken , cook chicken uncovered with no oil until tender and brown for 45 minutes (25 minutes on thick side, 20 on the other). (The skin will produce oil and will get cooked with that fat)

Next, In a 4-quart sauce pan, add butter. Add onion, whole cardamom, bay leaves, chicken cubes, salt and water; when water boils add rice and stir with a fork. Bring to a full boil add chopped tomatoes then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook (do not remove lid) for 25 minutes.

Place cooked chicken on a plate reserving the pan. After the chicken and rice has cooked pour the rice into the saute pan used to cook the chicken. Place the onion shell with butter into the middle. Carefully place chicken around the pan. Add coal onto butter and quickly shut the lid. Allow to smoke for 15 minutes.
Serve with salad


Unknown said...

Personally i dont like chicken skin but this recipe is super inviting :)

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Looks tasty & sounds perfect to me too! YUM! :)

Unknown said...

Wow...awesome dish Faseela...can I come over?

Gloria Baker said...

sounds delicious Faseela!

Julie said...

ithu kollallo,looks very tempting!!
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Unknown said...

I dont cook chicken with skin.. but tis is tempting!

Unknown said...

this looks too good....will try said...

super yum n hot chicken..

Suja Manoj said...

Sure it must have tasted awesome,love the technique of creating a smoky lavor,thanks for sharing

Ganga Sreekanth said...

New to me fasee. . .nannayittundu

Mélange said...

That's a nice recipe to try..

Shabbu said...

Nice recipe dear..Thanks for sharing..

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Beena said...

Looks delicious

latest music mazaa said...

where can i get chicken mandi in hyderabad?? please post the address