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Djaj Fouq El-Eish Recipe

Djaj Fouq El-Eish Recipe

Djaj Fouq El-Eish Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cuisine Omani
Servings 4
Calories 919 kcal


  • 2 cups Oil
  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • kg Chicken
  • 6 cups Water
  • 3 small Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 1 tsp Black Peppers
  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • Boiling Water As Required
  • Salt To Taste
  • ½ cup Ghee
  • 3 medium Onions
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Mixed Spices
  • 2 cubes Chicken Stock


  • Heat oil in a sauce pan, fry the potato cubes until they become tender. Set aside on absorbent tissue.
  • Place chicken pieces in water, bring to boil and remove froth as it appears. Add cinnamon sticks and whole spices. Simmer on low heat for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove and set aside. Drain stock and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, put rice with boiling water and salt in large pot. Boil for 10 minutes or until rice is ¾ cooked, remove and drain.
  • Melt the ghee in a large sauce pan (reserve 2 tablespoons ghee), cook onions for 5-6 minutes or until they become golden brown in color. Add the boiled chicken pieces, garlic, mixed spices, Chicken Stock cubes, 1½ cups or 375ml of the chicken stock and the fried potato cubes. Stir and simmer on low heat for 4-5 minutes and set aside.
  • Melt the reserved ghee in a large pot. Add the boiled rice then top with the chicken mixture.
  • Cover the pot and cook on low heat for 30 minutes or until rice is completely cooked.

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