Chicken Kabsa

Ingredients:

•   1/4 cup Ghee /Oil

•   2 kg Chicken cut into large pieces

•   1 onion finely chopped

•   8 pods garlic

•   1/4 cup tomato purée

•   1 tomato finely chopped

•   1 Dried black lime

•   2 grated carrots

•   2 Cloves

•   1 pinch nutmeg grated

•   1/4 tsp cumin

•   6 black pepper

•   4 cups hot water

•   1 Chicken cube

•   2 cup Basmati rice

•   10 -15 raisins

•   1 tsp Kabsa spice mix

•   Salt to taste

Preparation:

1. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with kabsa spice mix and salt, keep it aside for 15 minutes.

2. Heat oil/ghee in a pan, add chopped onions, garlic, green chilies and saute it. Add chicken pieces and saute it well.

3. Add tomato puree, stir and cook on low flame for 2 minutes.

4. Add tomato, carrots, cloves, dried lime, all the spices, black pepper and salt Cook for another 2 minute.

5. Add the water and chicken cube. When it starts to boil, cover and cook it for 15 -20 minutes on low flame.

6. Add the rice and stir carefully. Add raisins, again cover and cook it for another 15 minutes or until the rice is tender on low flame.

7. Place the rice on a serving plate topped with chicken. Serve hot with green salads or homemade tomato sauce.

 

Lara Kh.

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