Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chicken Kabsa

Chicken Kabsa is one of the most popular dishes in Saudi Arabia. The recipe is less oily, less spicy & very tasty with a beautiful aroma. Hope you like it. The recipe (with a little modification) is here.
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1 2/12 - 3 pound chicken, cut into eight pieces
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 (12 ounce) can tomato puree
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 medium onions, sliced
5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium carrots, grated
4 cardamom pods
3 sticks cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound long grain rice
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds

I have removed the orange rind & added 4tbs lemon juice in the recipe.


1. Saute onion in oil until it begins to brown. Add chicken pieces, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and garlic and stir for about five minutes over low heat.
2. Stir in three cups hot water, grated carrot, spices, salt and pepper to taste.
3. Cook over medium heat, covered, about 20-25 minutes, until chicken is done.
4. Remove chicken. Set aside to keep warm.
5. Stir rice into the liquid in the pan, and cook, covered over low heat for about 35 - 40 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Add lemon juice & toss properly.
6. Put rice on a serving platter with chicken pieces arranged around the circumference. Toss raisins and almonds over all.

Serves: 6
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(The original recipe is adapted from homemade-recipes)


  1. Just came across this recipe in your RSS feed list....what a delightful recipe!! I am going to try this very soon.

  2. Oh! my god this really drives me off the plate.Will make a try on this and let you know the result..Recently got yet another palatable recipe from http://goo.gl/S5Fdbz

    Guys just make a try on it and let me know the result.