Monday, 30 September 2013

Chicken Majboos

Chicken majboos

Majboos is an Arabian rice. It is an easy to make rice recipe. I made chicken Majboos with slight changes from traditional way. 

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Chicken                             : 1 ½ kg
Turmeric powder                : ½ tsp
Rice                                  : 1 kg
Clove                                 : 5
Crushed cardamom              : 1 tsp
Majboos masala (optional)   : 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick                    : ½ inch
Onion                                :  2
Tomato                               : 2 (cut into half piece)
Chopped ginger                   : 1 tbsp
Chopped garlic                    : 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder                 : ½ tsp
Pepper powder                    : 2 – 3 tsp (depends on your taste)
Dried lemon                        : 1
Salt to taste
Oil                                     : 4 tbsp
  1. Clean the chicken and make pieces
    Marinate chicken with ½ tsp of turmeric powder and salt. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add crushed clove, cinnamon and cardamom
  3. Once smell comes add sliced onion. Saute well and make it transparent
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic
  5. Saute well and add turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt
  6. Add chicken pieces saute well and finally add tomato and dried lemon
  7.  Add enough water to cook chicken. Close the lid and cook for 20 minute
  8. Once chicken cooked filter the chicken stock and keep it aside
  9.  Transfer chicken piece with all the ingredients into a pan (or take out chicken and tomato. You can fry/ grill the chicken) take out the dried lemon and fry remaining nicely
  10. Measure the chicken stock add enough water to make around 1.4 liter (or for 1 cup rice add 1 ½  cup stock)
  11. Boil chicken stock in a pan/ pressure cooker and add salt and washed rice
  12. Close the lid and Cook for 20-25 minute at low flame (in pressure cooker cook till one whistle comes)
  13. Mix slowly to make sure  ingredients distributed evenly
  14. Mix rice with chicken and serve hot

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