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Mandi

Prep Time

min

Cook Time

min

Serves

Per

STEPS

1. Cut a whole chicken in quarters and clean each quarter with salt, lemon, flour vinegar rub and then rinse with water.

2. Marinate chicken with black pepper, turmeric, lemon juice ,olive oil, 1tspn salt, 1tbspn tomato paste

3. Spread oil on an oven tray and line the marinated chicken. Add 1 onion quartered and 4 clove of garlic 2 bay leafs and 2whole cardamom pieces and add a little bit of water and cover with foil

4. Place the tray in an oven at 250c for around 45minutes.

6. Wash long grain rice well, around three times and let soak in cold water for around 20minutes

7. finely chop onion, garlic

8. Pour a little bit of vegetable oil at the bottom of a large pot and sauté the finely chopped onion and garlic until translucent then add the spices (1 tspns of turmeric, 1 tspbn ginger, cardamom, dried lemon, mixed spice, beit sitti stock mix, 1/2 tspn cloves) and then tomato paste

9. Follow by adding 2cups water and bring to a boil

10. Add the rice into the pot, and leave for 3minutes on high heat, then lower the heat and let it simmer until rice is almost cooked

Fill up half a small cup with vegetable oil and place it in the center of the rice. Add a hot coal inside it, put it in the pot and close the lid to give it the smoky taste

Broil the chicken in the oven so that it is nicely roasted from the top

Leave for another 5 minutes until the meal is cooked and ready

Once the Mandi is done place it in a dish

Take the chicken out of the oven and place it on top of the Mandi rice then dress with fried pine nuts, almonds and raisins ,

Mandi Sauce

Recipe

1. peel the ripe tomatoes and grind them
2. mash the garlic cloves and add them to the tomatoes
3. follow by adding the lemon juice and salt
4. mix together and you are ready for your Mandi with your sauce

Eat yours Mandi with a side of Mandi Sauce, Enjoy,

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

1whole chicken cut up to 4 pieces
2cups basmati rice
7 cloves garlic
2small onions
2 Tbspns tomato paste
1tspn ground cardamom
1tspn ground ginger (1 for dressing 1 for meal)

1⁄2 tspn black pepper

1tspn allspice
1 1⁄2 tbspn salt(1 for meal 1⁄2 for dressing)

2cups water
bay leafs
olive oil
charcoal

Mandi Sauce

Ingredients

2 ripe tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

3tbspn lemon juice

1⁄2 tspn salt