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Chicken Majboos

Ingredients for rice

  • 2 CUPS Basmati rice (we use brand Tilda)

  • 3 CUPS boiled water (measure with same cup as you measured rice)

  • 2 Chicken stock cubes (we use Maggi)

  • 3 Dry Lemon (if large use 2)

  • olive oil

Ingredients For chicken marination

  • 4 Large chicken quarters skin off (if small-medium sized get 6-7 chicken quarters)

  • 1.5 Tablespoon ginger garlic paste

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • Juice of 1 big lemon

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

Ingredients to blend

  • 3 ripe tomatoes

  • 1 cup coriander leaves

  • 1 cup mint leaves

  • 5-6 green chillies

Other Ingredients

  • 2 chopped large red onions

  • 1 teaspoon whole spice/mixed spice powder (We use the brand Schwartz)

  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1 tablespoon green chilly sauce (we use brand Ching)

  • 1 small Tomato paste (we use the brand Al-Ain or Lacnor)

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt to taste


Chicken marination method

1 ½ tablespoon ginger garlic paste, 1-2 teaspoons olive oil, turmeric powder, salt and black pepper. Marinate this on 1 chicken cut into 4 pieces for at least one hour.

For the gravy masala:

1. Heat some olive oil and sauté in it 2 small chopped onions.

2. Blend 2-3 tomatoes along with a cup each of mint and coriander leaves and 4-5 green chillies in a blender until it becomes a greenish red puree. Sauté this with the onions.

3. Add 2 tablespoons of readymade tomato paste.

4. Next goes 1 ½ teaspoon cumin powder, ¾ teaspoon garam masala, 1 tablespoon green chilli sauce.

5. Add the marinated chicken next and allow it to blend in for a while.

6. Allow the chicken to cook in a low flame.

7. Once cooked, take out the chicken pieces alone and set the gravy aside. Shallow fry the chicken pieces in some olive oil.

• For the rice

1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and roast 2 cups of basmati rice in this.

2. Add 3 cups of boiled water, 1 cube chicken stock, the juice of 1 lemon, salt and 2 dried lemons.

3. Allow the rice to cook until all the water has evaporated. You will notice that the rice is only about 80% cooked which is how it should be for now.

4. Now add this rice to the gravy in which the chicken was cooked. Mix well in a medium flame until the rice has been coated really well and the gravy has dried. This sauce will help your rice cook 100%.

• Now serve the rice on a nice plate with a piece of fried chicken on the top.