Al Kabsa / Traditional Spicy Arabian Chicken Rice Recipe

Al Kabsa is a famous traditional Arabian rice recipe prepared with basmati rice, red or white meat, chicken and cooked in a tomato onion based sauce with aromatic spices, raisins and garnished with toasted almonds. Al kabsa is spicy with tempting flavours some what similar to dum biryani.This Arabian rice is served in authentic restaurants serving middle east cuisine. Try this traditional Arabian chicken rice recipe Al Kabsa at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Chicken                               1kg
Basmati rice                          450 gm
Onions Chopped                   1 no large
Tomatoes puree                     60 ml
Chopped Tomatoes                3 no medium size
Grated Carrots                       3 no medium size
Garlic cloves chopped             6 no
Cloves                                    2 no
Black pepper powder             1 1/2 tsp
Raisins                                    4 tbsp
Toasted almonds                    2 tbsp
Arabian all spice powder        1/2 tsp
white pepper powder             1/4 tsp
Dry lime powder                    1/2 tsp
Saffron                                   1/2 tsp
Butter                                     100 gms
Salt                                          to taste


1. Melt butter in a pressure cooker. Add garlic, onion, chicken and fry till the onion become tender. Add tomato puree and cook in a slow fire for 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes, carrots, cloves, all the spices, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes in slow fire.
3. Add 800 ml water, bring to boil. Add basmati rice, raisins and mix well. Pressure cook for 10 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and place in a large serving dish topped with chicken and garnished with almonds.
5. Serve hot.


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