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Mandi Masala (Arabian Rice Pilaf)

Mandi Masala (Arabian Rice Pilaf)

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Arabic Style Mandi Masala - Arabic Rice Pilaf Masala

Ingredients - Pepper, Red Chilli, Dhania, Cumin, Dried Lime, Mace and Garam masala


​​Chicken Mandi (Arabian Rice)


Chicken Marination:      

1. kg Chicken (4 pieces or whole)

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp Lemon juice / Vinegar

1/4 tsp orange food colour

2 tbsp Zaiqa Mandi masala

Salt to taste

2- 4 tbsp butter (for frying)

Mandi Rice:
3 cups Basmati Rice
6 cups stock water or hot water with 1 chicken stock cube seasoning
4 tbsp Oil
1 large Onion (sliced)
2-3 bay leaves
3-4 green chilli (slit)
1-2 tbsp Mandi Masala (as per flavour liked
by you)
Pinch saffron dissolved in Water


1.    Marinate the chicken with Zaiqa Mandi masala, salt, food colour, lemon juice mix and marinate for 2 hours, saute on grill pan or cook in OTG for 20 mins till done. Keep aside (leftover marinade can be used for rice)


2.   Mandi Rice – Heat oil, add bay leaf, fry onions till 2 -3 mins, add 1 tbsp ginger
garlic paste, 2-3 green chilli (whole) 1 tbsp Mandi Masala saute well (leftover
marinade can be added at this stage).

3.   Add 6 cups hot water or chicken stock and add soaked basmati, cover and cook on dum for 15 mins. Finally pour dissolved saffron water in the end. Close and cook
for 5 mins on sim flame.

Arabian Chutney  

Grind 2 large tomatoes, 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander, 1-2 garlic cloves, 2 green
chillies, 1 tsp lemon juice & salt to taste. Blend well and serve along with Mandi Rice, grilled chicken in a platter.

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