What’s Cooking in Your Ramadan Kitchen?

30 July, 2013 By admin

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. Atlantis - Special Ramadan dish

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

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