Chicken Muchboos with traditional Emirati flavours

8 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 1 hr 40 mins
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A delicious slightly spiced chicken and rice dish.

By Independent Contributor May 11 2021
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Ingredients (16)

1 kg chicken — on the bone
600 g basmati rice
100 g fresh tomatoes — sliced
60 g red onion — sliced
20 g garlic cloves — chopped
10 g fresh coriander — chopped
80 ml ghee
4 g curry powder — a local blend or of your choice
3 dried lemons
2 cinnamon sticks
0.5 g bay leaf
0.5 g cloves
10 g ginger paste
1.5 l water
15 g salt and black pepper
1 g whole cardamom
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Heat the ghee in deep pot and add the curry powder, add the onion, garlic and sauté until you get golden colour.

Add the tomato & chicken then cook it for 25 minutes, add the ginger, whole spices and 1 litre of water.

Mix well and then let it cook for 60 minutes, add the coriander, rice and salt and pepper, let it boil until the water goes under the rice.

Then cover it and leave it for 15 minutes on a low heat.

Garnish with fresh coriander.

Service Notes: serve hot with some raita sauce on the side.

Reprinted with permission from the hotel Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai.

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