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Arabic Chicken Majboos Rice

Chicken Majboos is an Arabian rice dish similar to Kerala Biriyani. Some people also call it as Arabic chicken Biriyani. This is a popular dish in northern Kerala. This is prepared with Chicken, rice and arabic masala with other ingredients.
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Arabic masala I already posted this powder in al fahan chicken recipe
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 kg Rice
  • 5 Tomato
  • 2 tbsp Garlic and ginger
  • 5 Onion
  • 1/8 cup Tomato puree
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 4 Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Lemon
  • 2 chopped Green chili
  • 1 Dry lemon
  • ½ hand Mint
  • ¼ cup Oil


  • Marinate chicken with ginger garlic paste and Arabic masala , lemon, salt and keep side for 1 hour
  • In pan add oil fry 2 onion.
  • In pan add oil and sauté onion and ginger garlic paste
  • Now add other powders and mix well
  • Now add tomato and sauté till soft
  • Now allow to cool and grind paste
  • Now in pan add chicken and ground masala cook for 15 mins and turn off
  • Now remove chicken from chicken broth and grill for 10 mins in oven
  • In heavy bottom pan add oil and temper cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and mint leaves
  • Now add chicken broth and when it boil add soaked rice
  • Now add dry lemon and mix well check salt
  • Now cook till rice cook and close lid.
  • Now arrange the plate first serve rice and top grilled chicken and sprinkle fried onion and mint and coriander leaves
  • Arabic Chicken Makbous Rice is ready to serve
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