Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Arabic Chicken Kabsa

Chicken: 1 kg
Basmati rice: 2 cup
Onion: 3 medium
Tomato: 1 big
Green chili: 2 pcs
Chicken bouillon: 1cube
Bay leaves: 2-3 pcs
Garlic chopped: 2 pcs
Ginger chopped: 2 tsp
Cardamom: 2-3 pcs
Cloves: 3-4 pcs
Cinnamon sticks: 2-3 big
Loomi/Black limes: 4 pcs
Cumin: 1 tsp
Coriander: 1/2 tbsp
Kabsa masala: 1/2 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Pepper powder: 1/2 tbsp
Tomato paste: 1 can
Chicken broth: 4 cup
Cashew and raisin: Garnishing
Water: 4-5 cups

Method for cooking Chicken:
Clean and cut chicken into big pieces. Heat oil in a pan, add onions, garlic, green chilli and garlic, saute until onions turn golden color. Add bay leaves, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, black limes (make 3-4 holes on the lemon) and cumin, saute for 2-3 minutes. Add coriander powder, salt, pepper powder and kabsa masala.Saute well until the raw smell goes. Add chopped tomato and tomato paste saute till the oil starts sepearte. Then add chicken bouillon. Mix well until sauce thickens, reduce heat to medium. Add chicken pieces, sauté for 2-3 minute. Cover and cook for 5 minutes without adding water. Remove lid and add water. Bring to a full boil then reduce to low. Cook for 30-35 minutes or till cooked well. After the chicken has cooked reserve chicken broth for rice. Take out the chicken pieces from the curry and keep it aside.

Method for cooking Rice:
Wash and drain the rice. In a deep bottom pan, add 4 cups reserved chicken broth, allow it to boil, add rice. Lower the flame, cover and cook untill the rice is cooked.

To fry Chicken:
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken for five minutes or until golden color.

Final arrange:
Add cooked rice to a serving plate, arrange chicken on top. Garnish with fried nuts, and raisins. Serve hot with Salata Hara

Salata Hara

Salata Hara
Tomato: 3 medium
Coriander leaves: 1/2 cup
Green chilli: 2 pcs
Lemon Juice: 2 tbsp
Salt: to taste

In a processor add tomato, green chilli and coriander leaves and blend well. add lemon juice and salt to the paste and serve with Kabsa


  1. wow...completely new to me...very tempting clicks...Bookmarked ...thanx Jaisy for sharing..

    do drop in at my space when u find time..

    Tasty Appetite

  2. Hi Jaisy... this kabsa looks like biryani but it's different and the accompanying dip is great.

  3. thank u jay , yes u r right sangeetha its looks like biryani but ingredients and the method of preperation is very different. the main ingredient is black lime. black lime will give a good flavour. taste also very good.

  4. hey jais..i l try it soon n will surely tell u how it iz...this looks really drool worthy!!!

  5. HMm that looks yummilicious Jais...

  6. yummy!! Nice recipe..looks like biryani,sounds like another interesting recipe for me to try :)Bookmarked!!

  7. What a tempting dish!! Superb recipe!! Loved the salata hara recipe too..Eniyum biriyani undakkumbol try cheyyam..

  8. Such a beautiful dish, looks absolutely yummy!

  9. That's a new recipe..looks so delicious and tempting..would love to try this but not sure where to find the kabsa masala

  10. wow ravila thanna manushyanna kothippikkalla......

  11. that looks like an amazing meal..kothi varunnu

  12. Looks so tempting dish..But sad that we won't get Kabsa masala here:-(

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. une excellente recette elle a l'air délicieuse et appétissante bravo
    bonne journée

  14. Great combo and sounds delicious but can't get kabsa masala and black lime here...

  15. Deepa, trat n trick pls check in any supermarket it will get

  16. Looks like a perfect party dish...yummmm

  17. Hey jaisy,
    Chicken kabsa looking yummy....very good looking...also date balls is new to me...never tot of somethg like dat....ur space offers some result of serious cookin.Crab peera ende friendinde recipe aanu...She is from trivandrum....when i heard the recipe toto it was worth giving a try...Will c u again same place....biny

  18. mmm....these look so yummy! This is my first time here and I loved your recipes. Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you!!

  19. Very tempting recipe. Could kabsa masala be obtained from stores? Or do you have a recipe for this. Keep up the good work!

  20. The above recipe picture has been copied, edited and posted in

  21. thank you for ur msg i m gonna complaint aganist that site

  22. do u get to buy kabsa masala in packets??