Chicken Majboos is a traditional special Arab rice dish .Majboos in Arabic means “be engaged”.Majboos is prepared in the special occassion especially engagements and weddings.Majboos can be prepared with chicken,mutton or fish.
Servings Prep Time
5people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
5people 30minutes
  1. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with 1/2 tsp turmeric,chilli,fennel powder, 1tbsp ginger,garlic paste along with salt, keep it aside for 15 minutes.Heat oil in a pan,fry thr chicken pieces till it turns golden brown colour.
  2. Heat 6 tbsp of oil splutter cloves,cardamom,cumin,coriander seeds,black pepper and saute 2tbsp of ginger/garlic paste.
  3. Add onions,green chillies ,tomato along eith salt and saute it .
  4. Then add the tomato puree ,saute well until the raw smell goes out.
  5. Add turmeric,coriander powder ,majboos masala powder ,dried lemon and saute it again.
  6. Add 8 cups of boiled water ,washed rice along with salt .Cover and cook on low flame until the rice is done.Check and stir occassionally.
  7. Place the fried chicken pieces over the rice.Take little oil in a small bowl and put heated charcoal into it and place over the rice .Cover and keep it for 5 minutes.
  8. Tasty Chicken Majboos is ready.
  9. Serve hot with tomato chutney or green salad.