Arabic Chicken Machboos

Arabic Chicken Machboos:


Since last 3 days I was really busy ..?!! that’s why couldn’t post new recipes..So today Im posting something very yummy and quick in order to meet the absence..
Arabic cuisine is really rich with its flavors and at the same time simple here’s the recipe of much boos? which is a popular Arabic food..I learnt this recipe from my Dad who spent half his age in the Middle East..

and here comes my first recipe to the Fiesta Friday party..Im super excited.. Actually im a bit unsure about the rules and all..still I am ready for the party????..




Onion-2 medium sized( sliced thin )

Tomato-2 (sliced thin )

Tomato paste- 1/2 the packet

Garlic- 5-6 cloves ( crushed )

Ginger-1 big pc ( crushed )

Whole garam masala-bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon,cloves,fennel seeds, pepper ( as per taste , I used 1/2 a handful)

Dried lemon- 1 ( cut to half ) this the key ingredient!!!

Curry leaves-1 small bunch

cilantro leaves- a small bunch

ghee-4 big spoons

Green chilly – 2 big (without cutting as whole ), 1( a cut made on a side )

chilli powder-1/2spoon

coriander powder-2 spoon

black pepper powder-1 spoon

turmeric powder-1/4 spoon

Chicken -1 ( cut to big pcs )

rice -2 cups ( i used jeerakashala rice )

water- 4 cups

How to make : 

1)first heat the cooking vaessel..add 2 spoon ghee..add the whole garam masala and saute well..

2)later add the onions and some purchase tramadol for dogs salt..Soon add the tomato paste and saute for 5-6 mins.. The flavor of tomato paste should go well with the ghee and onion..

3)now add the masala powders and leaves..mix well..

4)now add the chicken pcs and just cook it in this ghee and masala mixture for 5-6 mins.. So that it would become slightly  fried And brown..

5)now add the tomatoes and cook well with the lid closed..let all the ingredients cook together well..


6)add some water if it becomes too dry..cook squeeze a full lemon  to this and blend all together..add tge main ingredient ,the dried lemon too..

7)now lets add the water to it..let it boil well..soon add the washed rice ..cook with lid high flame..

8)when the water is evapurated to 3/4 stir all the things well and add rest of the ghee, cilantro leaves  all above ..


9)now close with the lid firmly with some heavy object above if needed and cook for nearly 10 mins..


the Arabic Chicken Macboos is ready..!!


Have it with salad and add more lemon juice while eating..!! The sourness of lemon and the rich spicy flavors is really we all really njoyed our friday Lunch ??!!

A big thanks to Angie for creating this party within the blogging world…I think this is a perfect recipe to join the wonderful party Fiesta Friday..?

njoy folks?!!


  1. Everything about this dish sounds fabulous…from the chicken and rice to the delicious seasonings. It looks like comfort food at it’s finest!

    1. Yeah…!! Easiness and the rich flavor blended together…?

    2. Dried lemon and lemon juice are the key taste factors!!

  2. Oh my goodness – this sounds absolutely gorgeous! I have a middle eastern grocery store just round the corner and they have the dried lemons – so the next time I go in there I will get them so that I can try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. pleasure?!! Thank you so much for stopping by?.. Give a try and hope you will like it.. !! Dried lemons are awesome..

  3. So many flavors! This looks wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much Lori??!!

  4. What a great recipe! So much flavor:) saving it for later to try!

    1. Ohhh!! Thank you so much for stopping by.. Hope you will try it soon and let me know how it was!!

    1. Thank you so much for making me the part of this one great party??!!

  5. One of the things I like most about Fiesta Friday is all of the new blogs I am introduced to each week. It’s so nice to find yours! This recipe looks amazing, thanks so much for bringing it to the party! 🙂

    1. My pleasure.. ?
      This party is a great experience and fun.. Very glad to meet up new friends and new tasteS?

  6. This looks so delicious. Happy Fiesta Friday!

    1. Thank you so much??!!
      Happy Fiesta Friday…

  7. Welcome to Fiesta Friday! So glad to have you here, don’t worry we’re all perfectly normal and friendly here. We just love to cook and eat lol Thanks for bringing this chicken, it looks wonderful 😉

    1. My pleasure ?!! Im so very excited join the great party, with all wonderful dishes from everyone?..
      Thank you so much for stopping by?

  8. I love this dish and have.made it a few times. Your plate looks amazing!

  9. This made my mouth water and I swear I could smell the yumminess through the pictures! I have to make this!

    1. Yeah.. Give a try and I hope you will love it..!!?
      Thank you so much for stopping by?!!

  10. Happy Fiesta Friday #20, Nimmiafzal! I love everything made with rice. I almost can smell the fragrance of this dish. Marvelous! 😛

    1. Happy Fiesta Friday #20…
      Thank you so much..?!!
      Its so happy hear from you… Do give a try.. !!

  11. All the flavors and the spices make this dish so good. I’m very familiar with Machboos and I love it 🙂

  12. this looks stunning! i bet it tastes even better! Dried lemons? gotta get me some of them..

    1. Thank you so
      Much?.. Yeah dried lemon gives the right taste!!

  13. A great recipe for your first fiesta friday, looks delicious! Welcome to the party!! xx

    1. Thank you so much??!! Really happy to see you all at the party..

  14. This looks wonderful! Quick & easy too, which is always welcome 🙂

    1. Thank you so much?!! Yeah it was really easy and effortless…

  15. Is this similar to Indian Biryani? 🙂 Looks so good and full of flavors.

    1. thank you so much for stopping by..
      spices are almost similar…Indian Biryani got so many versions …may be matches with any of them..

  16. That looks delicious and filling! Yum!

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