Homemade Mandi Chicken

Homemade Mandi Chicken

This Yamani dish is prepared with rice, chicken and onions & flavored with saffron, cardamom and cloves.



5 servings
  1. 1 chicken without skin, chopped
  2. 2 cups rice
  3. 2 onions, sliced
  4. 1 tablespoon ghee
  5. 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  6. 1/2 cup lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  8. 1/2 teaspoon chili peppers
  9. 5 cardamom pods
  10. 5 cloves
  11. 3 cinnamon sticks
  12. 1 teaspoon saffron
  13. salt


90 mins
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    After washing the chicken, put in a bowl and marinate it with minced garlic, lemon juice, black pepper, chili pepper and salt. Marinate for 30 minutes.

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    Wash the rice, and soak in water for 10 minutes. Then drain and put in a saucepan.

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    Fry the onion slices in ghee until golden in color. Add to it the drained rice, and mix for about 5 minutes on medium heat.

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    Place the rice and onion mixture in an oven tray. Add 2 cups of water, salt, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and saffron.

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    Cover the tray with aluminum foil, and pierce the foil in several places with a knife. Place the chicken pieces on top of the pierced places of the foil. Cover the chicken and the tray with another layer of aluminum foil, and seal it tightly on all sides.

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    Place the tray in the oven, preheated at 150 degrees Celsius, for 1 ½ hours until the chicken and rice are done.

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    Arrange the rice in a serving dish with the chicken pieces on top of it.

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    Serve hot.

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