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chicken mandhi

 Arabian chicken mandi recipe. Chickens are cooked with flavorful mandi masala, Chicken mandi, a traditional Yemeni dish popular among all Arab countries, Arabian chicken mandi served along with a raita or salsa. Topping with nuts makes it more flavorful.


Basmati rice - 2 cup 1/2 kg (500gm)

Leg quarters - 4

Onion - 2

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon.

Dried lemon - 1

Green chillies -3

Oil - 100 ml

Tomato ( option)

Whole spices

Cinnamon - 1 inch

Cardamon - 4

Cloves- 5

Nutmeg - small piece like pea

Mandhi masala powder

Peppercorn - 1 tablespoon

Coriander - 2 tablespoon

Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon

Bay leaf - 1

Cinnamon - 3 sticks

Cardamon -5

Cloves - 8

Javitri - 1

How to make mandhi  

Step 1 - Slit the chicken quarters. Marinate with chili powder (1 teaspoon) and salt.

Step 2 - In a heavy wok, add oil, whole garam masala, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, and a small Nutmeg piece, let it sizzle.

Step 3- Add sliced onions and green chillies, Let cook the onion and turn to Golden stage, add ginger garlic paste. sauté it continuously.  medium flame,  

Step 4 - Add 1 tablespoon of mandhi masala, along with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder. sauté it.

Step 5 - pour water (1 liter) and add salt 1 tablespoon. Add 1 dried lemon, Add chicken. Let it cook for 15 minutes.  Close the lid.  Separate the chicken on the plate.

Step 6- Close the lid. in a high flame for 5 minutes, when we see water and rice level are the same. Close the lid, put a heavy vessel on top, dum for 10 minutes in low flame, off the flame leave it for 30 minutes. 

Chicken tandoori 

Leftover mandhi masala - 2 tablespoon

 turmeric 1/4 teaspoon,

salt - 1/4 teaspoon

Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon.

OIL - 1 teaspoon 

Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

Convert it into the paste. 

Apply the paste on the chicken.

Add some oil in tawa, roast the chicken on low flame.


Spread the rice on the plate, align chicken legs on the top, Garnish with the roasted almond and cashew.


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