Arabic Mandi Recipe

Jul 28, 2016
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  • Chicken 1 whole
  • Basmati rice 2-1/2 cups
  • Stock 1 jug
  • Carrot slice 1
  • Capsicum slice 1
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • All spice crushed 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper crushed 1-1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon 2-3
  • Small cardamom 4-5
  • White pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Vinegar 2 tbsp
  • Butter 2-3 tbsp
  • Olive oil 2-3 tbsp
  • Almonds and pistachios for decorate
  • Salt to taste
  • Aluminum foil as required


  1. For chicken: Add lemon juice, all spice or white pepper, black pepper, garlic paste, salt and olive oil in bowl and mix it nicely.
  2. Now marinate chicken with this batter.
  3. Then wrap in aluminum foil and steam it for 30-35 minutes in steamer.
  4. For rice: Add butter and olive oil in pan.
  5. Now add cinnamon and cardamom and crackle it.
  6. Now put garlic paste.
  7. Now add stock.
  8. Also put all spice, white pepper, black pepper, carrot and capsicum and put rice.
  9. Rice cooks and simmered, take out chicken from aluminum foil, keep in center of rice and simmer it.
  10. Then take out in dish, decorate with almonds and pistachios and serve.

Arabic Mandi is Arabian cuisine. Chicken is marinated with lemon juice & spices and steamed. Rice is cooked with spices, vegetables & stock and simmered with chicken. Then decorated with nuts and served.

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