What’s Cooking in Your Ramadan Kitchen?

The holy month of Ramadan ends next week, but there is still plenty of time to cook up delicious Iftar and Suhour dishes.

Chicken Kabssa, a signature of the region, is a simple but delicious dish to enjoy.

Here is an easy to follow recipe from Chef Ali El Bourji, Atlantis, The Palm‘s Executive Oriental Head Chef, Levantine & Resort.
Chicken Kabssa from Atlantis, The Palm

Main group: Main Course

Portions: 8

Ingredients:
• 2 Kg. whole chicken
• 7 Gr. cardamom green
• 20 Gr. salt
• 10 Gr. white pepper
• 1 Gr. saffron
• 5 Gr. black pepper
• 5 Gr. cumin
• Gr. nutmeg
• 2 Gr. cloves
• 2 Gr. whole black pepper
• 5 Gr. coriander powder
• 150 Gr. onion
• 75 Gr. tomato paste
• 300 Gr. fresh tomato
• 250 Gr. capsicum
• 600 Gr. basmati rice
• 150 Ml. vegetable oil
• 5 Gr. dried lime
• 25 Gr. pine nuts
• 25 Gr. almond
• 1 Gr. bay leaves
• 2 cinnamon sticks

Directions:
1. Chop the onion and coriander and cut the tomatoes and capsicum into wedges
2. Heat vegetable oil in a casserole pan and add the onion and capsicum. Sauté with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, whole cardamom, cloves, whole black pepper
3. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes
4. Add tomatoes, all the spices, salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes
5. Add water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover for 20 minutes
6. Add rice to the pot and mixed well
7. Recover & simmer for 30 – 40 minutes
8. Add the raisins for the last 10 minutes or when rice is tender
9. Place the rice on a large serving dish, topped with chicken & garnish with almond and pine nuts

We want to see your completed Chicken Kabssa dishes. Upload to Instagram with the hashtag #InstaYourIftar to be featured on our  Facebook and Twitter pages!

 

By admin9:52 am
This entry was posted in Dining, Entertainment

2 Comments to "What’s Cooking in Your Ramadan Kitchen?"

  1. Posted by Hafsa Rafeeq
    30/07/2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I am definitely going to make this in my Ramadan Kitchen :-)

    • Posted by admin
      30/07/2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

      Great Hafsa! Be sure to upload your photos of the complete dish.

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