Arabic Chicken Mandi is an Arabic rice recipe served with grilled/steamed chicken, aromatic rice along with dry fruits. Eid is approaching and you might be thinking to make something new recipe this Eid, Arabic Chicken Mandi can be your choice.
I am sure everyone in the family will love this simple yet flavorsome rice dish. Usually, the Mandi is not spicy but as we Indians tend to have spicy taste buds we have made this recipe with a bit of spice.
Originated from Yemen and famous among the whole Arabian Peninsula. Arabian Chicken Mandi is very much similar to our biryani but has a little difference.
Chicken cooked with the Tandoori Masala and served over a layer of dry fruited basmati rice along with the Arabic style tomato chutney.
Ingredients of Arabic Chicken Mandi
Chicken - 1 Whole Chicken (800 gm -900 gm)
Ginger Paste - 1 Teaspoon
Garlic Paste - 1 Teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1 Tablespoon
Yogurt - 1 Cup
Tandoori Masala - 1 Tablespoon
Red Chili Powder - 1.5 Tablespoon
Edible Red Color - 1/4 Teaspoon
Lemon Juice - 2 Tablespoon
Salt - To Taste
Basmati Rice - 1 Kg
Cashew Nuts - 15 pcs
Raisins - 1/2 Cup
Almonds - 15 Pcs
Curry Leaves - 10 Pcs
Capsicum - 2 Tablespoon
Carrots - 2 Tablespoon
Edible Oil - 4 Tablespoon
Tomatoes - 3 Pcs
Green Chili - 1 Pc
Salt - To Taste
Steps for Arabic Chicken Mandi
Take a whole chicken. Wash and put small slits over the chicken. Apply Lemon juice and salt all over the chicken and keep for 1 hour. Marinate Chicken with ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, red chili powder, yogurt, Tandoori Masala and edible red color. Keep if for minimum 1 hour.
Roast the chicken in the oven or on charcoal. Put 1 Tablespoon oil in the masala left from chicken and cook it till dry.
Boil the Basmati Rice till half done. Drain all water. Heat oil in a pan and add cashew, almond, curry leaves in it and fry for 1 minute. Add Capsicum, carrots, and raisins. Fry for 2 minutes put rice over it and mix it well. Cook Rice for 15 minutes until fully done.
To make chutney, grate the tomatoes with a grater and add chopped green chili and salt to it.
Take a serving plate. Fill the plate with rice. Put whole chicken in the center. Put masala over chicken. Enjoy it with Arabic tomato chutney.
Right-click on an image to show up a menu, choose "Save image as". All web browsers have a similar option, but with slightly different lingo. If you are on a mobile, you can tap the image and it will open image in a new tab of your mobile browser. You can then save it.