Mandi Rice Recipe

mandi recipe step 1
Grind cardamom, clove, black pepper, bay leaves, and nutmeg & mace finely together.

mandi recipe step 2
Mix ground spice with salt and ginger garlic in a bowl.

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Apply mixture on chicken pieces and store aside for one hour.

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Heat oil in a pan and put chicken pieces.

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Cook at low heat.

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If one side is cooked, revert chicken pieces to cook from other side.

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Once chicken water dries out, fry in the same oil until it becomes golden in color.

mandi rice step 8
Heat oil in a pan and fry onions to golden brown color.

mandi rice recipe step 9
Add cardamom and tomatoes to fried onions.

how to make mandi step 10
Add black pepper powder, salt and chicken powder; mix well well and fry.

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Once spices are fried and oil becomes visible, add rice.

mandi banane ka tarika
Add water and mix together.

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Once rice water is dried, mix and place on dam (steam cook).

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Once rice kanni is finished, and rice are cooked well, place cooked chicken on the rice.

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Ignite coal and place over chicken; put a few drops of oil and cover the pan for 10 minutes. This will allow coal
aroma to permeate into chicken and rice.

mandee ka tarika
Delicious Arabic Mandi is ready.
(Before serving, transfer rice in the serving dish first and then place chicken over it.)

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How to Make Arabic Mandi


  • Rice: 1/2 kg (soak for one hour before cooking)
  • Onion: 1 (thin sliced)
  • Tomato: 1 piece
  • Black Pepper Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Cardamom: 2 pieces
  • Chicken Powder: 1 tablespoon (easily available from market)
  • Oil: 1/2 cup
  • Water: 1 kg


  1. Heat oil in a pan; fry onions to golden brown and then add cardamoms.
  2. Then add tomatoes, salt, black pepper powder and chicken powder and mix together.
  3. Once spices are cooked well, tomatoes become soft and oil starts appearing, add rice and also water. Cook on fast
  4. Once rice boils, and its water reduces and dries, mix rice and cover with lid. Cook on low flame.
  5. Check if rice water is completely dries out, place rice on dam. When rice is cooked fully, place fried chicken on
  6. Place a burning piece of coal on chicken, put a few drops of oil and cover the pan to let chicken and rice absorb
    the aroma of coal.
  7. Delicious Mandi rice is ready to enjoy. (For serving, first transfer the rice into the dish and then place chicken
    over the rice)

Mandi rice with chicken is a very famous Arabic recipe. It is eaten eagerly in many Arab countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Lebanon. Mandi recipe can be made with chicken, mutton and lamb as well however I am telling you how to make a chicken mandi rice.

You would hardly find this dish in any restaurant in Pakistan, so with my given recipe, you can enjoy it yourself at home.

See another rice recipe: Chinese Schezwan Rice Step by Step Recipe

Shall we start?

Yes. See the recipe below!

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Mandi Rice always my favourite this recipe is so delicious I can already feel its taste thank you brilliant work .

Jul 24, 2019 haseena ISL

Mandi Rice Recipe this is one of the good recipe before but it looks really tasty so I will like to make it at home it for enjoying a wonderful dinner with family it is very tasteful and lovely and we always enjoy these foods.

Nov 09, 2018 Lubna Rawalpindi

Mandi rice recipe has been something that I've been craving for ever since I came back from the wonderful Dubai. Mandi is an Arabic dish that was created during the time when travelers used to live in desert camps.

Sep 03, 2018 Adeel islamabad

hmm yummy this is a great recipe and unique dish thanks for sharing this recipe specially thanks kfoods.

Mar 12, 2018 hira sami karachi

I love Arabic foods especially mandi

May 19, 2017 Leabeth Pagallamman tuguegarao phillipines

What chicken can we use

Apr 06, 2017 rifa Chennai

Walaikum assalam, it is flavored chicken powder. Available in sachets in market.

Aug 11, 2016 Karachi

Asalaam aliakum...can you tell me what chicken powder includes

Aug 11, 2016 Zynab Hyderabad

Pls. Send me in English text.

Jun 24, 2016 Habeeb Kurunegala - Sri lanka

Umdah oooo ahlaaaa dish...i like tgis

Jun 24, 2016 Nasir Sharjah

can I have the recipe step by step in English please?

Jan 05, 2016 nora malaysia

Will you please give Recipe Eng,Hindi

Dec 29, 2015

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