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Arabian Chicken Kabsa With Rice Recipe

Arabian Chicken Kabsa With Rice Recipe

Arabian Chicken Kabsa With Rice Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 4


Kabsa Spice Mix:

  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground White Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Saffron
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground All Spices
  • ½ tsp Dried Lime Powder

Chicken Kabsa:

  • 2 tbsp Oil Or Butter
  • 3 Onions
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 Green Chilies
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 6 Cloves
  • 4 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste OR Tomato Puree
  • 1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp  Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp  Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp  Coriander Powder
  • 3 Carrots
  • 2 Chicken Stock Cubes
  • kg Whole Chicken
  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  • Water
  • Salt To Taste
  • Raisins & Almonds, To Garnish


To Make Kabsa Spice Mix:

  • Combine together cardamom, white pepper, saffron, cinnamon, all spice and lime powder in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the onions turn golden brown. Add bay leaves, cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick. Fry for a minute.
  • Stir in tomato purée. Add ground nutmeg, ground black pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander and kabsa spice. Season with salt. Fry the spices for a minute. Add carrots and diced tomatoes. Stir, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken cubes and chicken pieces. Brown chicken, turning occasionally, for about 30 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan. Set aside.
  • Add rice and raisins. Pour in 4 cups water. Season with salt. Bring it to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover with lid, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat grill. Grill chicken for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve rice with grilled chicken.

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