|Arabic Chicken Majboos|
In the traditional method,they boil water in a big pot and after adding all the spices and onion into the boiling water,they add full chicken.Once the chicken is done, take it out and rice is cooked in the same stock.
But I have changed that method a bit.
Here I am partially frying the chicken first and then cooking the rice and fried chicken together in the same pot.
All Arabic dishes are very healthy;Majboos is a very tasty rice dish like biriyani.You can serve it with raita or any other accompaniment of your choice.I serve it with Pomegranate raita.
Long grain Basmati rice-2 cups
Dried Lemon-5 no (If its big sized lemon ,use 3 no)
Pepper powder-to taste
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Whole spices-Cardamom (2),Cinnamon(1/2 inch),Cloves(2)
Bay leaves-2 no
Water-3 1/2 cups
Method of preparation
Marinate the chicken pieces with salt,pepper and cinnamon powder.
Fry partially in 1tbsp Olive oil.
Now in a big pot boil 3 1/2 cups of water.Add the whole spices,bay leaves,Onion chopped,salt,Pepper powder,Cumin powder 1tsp,extra cinnamon powder 1tsp and dried lemons.
You can get dry lemon from the grocery store.It looks like this-
After washing the dry lemons,make a hole on this to get the real flavor .
Once the water starts boiling,add in chicken and rice .
Water level should be 1 inch above the rice.
Cook well .
Healthy delicious dinner/lunch is ready with in minutes!!!
Serve it in the traditional way-
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Eat Healthy !