Arabic Chicken Kabsa

Try this flavorful Chicken Kabsa Rice paired with ‘Whole Chicken with Skin’ by ‘Tawaqqo’ and enjoy delicious arabic cuisine at home.

Written Recipe: Cooking time 40 Min. Serving 4-5


Oil ½ cup

Cinnamon stick 2

Star anise 3

Bay leaves 2

Nutmeg ½

Mace 1

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Black pepper 1 tsp

Cloves 10

Green cardamom 4-5

Black cardamom 2

Chopped onion 2

Blended tomatoes 3

Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp

Salt 1-1 ½

Crushed red chilli 1 tbsp

Coriander powder 1 tbsp

White pepper 1 tbsp

Skin chicken full

Water 4 glasses

Basmati rice 500 gms

Lemon zest 1 tsp

Green chillies 4

Clarified butter 2 tbsp

Cashew nuts




– Take a pot and add oil, cinnamon stick, star anise, bay leaves, nutmeg, mace, cumin seeds, black pepper, green cardamom, black cardamom and cloves. Mix it.

– Add chopped onion. Mix it well.

– Add blended tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, salt, crushed red chilli, coriander powder and white pepper. Mix it well till the oil separates.

– Add skin chicken full(by Tawaqqo). Cook it for 5 minutes on high flame.

– Add water and simmer for 20 minutes on low flame.

– Set aside the chicken.

– Add Basmati rice soaked in water for 30 minutes in the pot and lemon zest. Simmer for 10-15 minutes on low flame.

– Add clarified butter in a pan and add cashew, walnut and rasins. Saute it.

– Set aside.

– Add the chicken in the same pan and fry it for 2 minutes on each side on high flame. – Assemble the dish and add the dry fruits on top. – Ready to serve.