Arabic Majboos
Chicken, rice and arabic masala with other ingredients
Servings Prep Time
4people 1hour
Servings Prep Time
4people 1hour
  • Chicken(cut into medium pieces) – 1kg
  • Biryani rice(rinsed) – 3and
  • Tomatoes(chopped) – 2nos
  • Ginger Paste – 1tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Green chillies(slit) – 4nos
  • Lemon – 1no
  • Arabic masala – 2tsp
  • Curry leaf – 2springs
  • Coriander leaves(chopped) – 25g
  • Dried lemon – 1no
  • Onions(finely sliced) – 2nos
  • Turmeric powder 1tsp
  • Tomato paste – 1/2cup
  • Ghee 25g
  • Corn oil(As reqd) –
  • Salt(As reqd) –
  1. For preparing arabic machboos, marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric powder and arabic spices.
  2. Heat corn oil and fry chicken till it becomes brown in colour.
  3. Remove it from the pan and place it in a tissue paper.
  4. In the same pan saute onions till it becomes light brown.
  5. Add garlic paste, ginger paste and green chillies. Saute it on low flame for 3 minutes.
  6. Then add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, curry leaves and half of coriander. Continue to sautT it on low flame for 1 minute.
  7. Pour a litre of hot water and salt.
  8. Toss in the fried chicken and let it simmer in the gravy for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the chicken pieces from the gravy and keep it aside.
  10. Pour another litre of water and boil the rice in it.
  11. Cook on low flame until the liquid is absorbed.
  12. Now spread the ghee on top of rice and put the chicken pieces on top.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves, cover and cook for 20 minutes on low flame.
  14. After that, put the dried lemon on top.
  15. Sprinkle a little lemon juice on top of it.
  16. Arabic machboos is ready. Serve hot.