Mandi is one of the most popular dish of Arabs. It has got a very unique flavour and aroma . The aroma of combination of spices and tender cooked meat will surely win every food lover’s heart. Mandi is a very traditional rice originated from Yemen .It is actually rice and meat blended in combination of spices. And it is cooked in a pit underground .The smokey smell give the mandi a very unique flavour and taste .

I really enjoy eating  chicken mandi and found this superb easy recipe to make my favourite dish at home. This is superb easy and tasty recipe.

I used sella rice for making mandi .You can use basmathi rice also .If you are using basmathi rice ,the rice water ratio will be 1:1.5 .

 

Serves:
5


Cooking Time:
30 Min


Equipment:
Pressure cooker, Pan

 

Ingredients


For chicken masala


  • Oil | 2 Tbsp
  • Cinnamon | 1 
  • Cardamom | 3
  • Cloves | 3
  • Coriander seeds | 1/2 Tsp
  • Bay leaves | 1 
  • Cumin seeds | 1/2 Tsp
  • Pepper powder | 1/2 Tsp
  • Dried lemon | 1 
  • Ginger garlic paste | 2 Tbsp
  • Onion | 2 
  • Chicken stock | 2 cubes
  • Water | 1 Cup
  • Chicken | 500g

 


For rice


  • Ghee | 1 Tbsp 
  • Sella rice | 3 cups
  • Water | 6 cups 
  • Green chillies | 3 
  • Tomato paste | 1 cup
 
 
 

How to Cook!



Step – 1

  1. In a pressure cooker ,add oil.
  2. In to it add  cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,bay leaves ,dried lemon,coriander seeds,pepper corns and cumin seeds.
  3. Saute it and then add ginger garlic paste.
  4. Saute it until the raw smell goes.
  5. Add chopped onion and saute .
  6. Then add chicken cubes and give it a mix.
  7. Add water and give everything a mix .
  8. In to this add the chicken pieces and coat it with the masalas .
  9. Cook this exactly for 2 whistles.

Step – 2

  1. In a cooking pan add ghee .
  2. Add rice into it and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Then measure the chicken stock from the cooker and add more water if needed and pour water in to the rice .
  4. We need 6 cups of water for 3 cups of sella rice.Here the rice water ratio is 1:2 .
  5. Add green chillies and tomato paste. Give this a mix .
  6. Close and cook for 20 minutes.

Step – 3

  1. Brush the cooked chicken with food colour if needed.
  2. Then place the chicken pieces in the rice and close and cook for 2 minutes at low flame .
  3. Then place a red hot charcoal piece in the middle in a plate and pour oil in to it .
  4. Close and smoke the mandhi at low flame for 5 minutes .
 

This is very easy and delicious recipe .Do try this guys .