Arabian Mandi Delight
A delicious and aromatic Arabian rice dish that is sure to impress your guests. The tender and juicy meat is cooked to perfection and served on a bed of flavorful rice.
2 hours 30 minutes
Nutrition Per Serving
- 2 lbs lamb or chicken
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1/2 tsp cloves powder
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cups water
- Salt to taste
- Wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, and all the spices.
- Add the meat to the bowl and coat it well with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large pot, heat some oil and sauté the onions and garlic until golden brown.
- Add the marinated meat and cook until browned on all sides.
- Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- Cover the pot and transfer it to the oven. Bake for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
- In a separate pot, boil 4 cups of water and add the soaked rice. Cook until the rice is almost done.
- Drain the rice and spread it over the meat in the pot.
- Cover the pot and bake for another 30 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked.
- Serve hot with your favorite salad or chutney.
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