Saturday, June 3, 2017

Middle-Eastern Recipe to Warm Up Your Family Gatherings

  Family gatherings are all about good company and preferably home-cooked food. And to celebrate Ramadan feasts, we share our picks of Dubai’s most scrumptious meals that are packed with tons of flavor. Versatile and delectable, these recipes can be used for pot lucks, get-togethers and are sure to keep everyone and their taste buds happy. After all, a family that eats together stays together! Today we have this fantastic Chicken recipe from The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.      

Recipe by: Chef Alie El Bourji, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Serves – 8 portions

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
3 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     Vegetables Oil
5 Gr.        Dried lime
25 Gr.      Pine Nuts
25 Gr.      Almond
1 Gr.        Bay Leaves
2 Sticks  Cinnamon

Method of preparation:
  1.         Chop the Onion, cut the tomatoes capsicum in the wedges and chop the coriander.
  2.         Heat the oil in a casserole and add the onion, capsicum saut√© with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, whole cardamom, cloves and whole black pepper then add chicken and a cook for 5 minutes.
  3.         Add tomatoes, all the spices, salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  4.         Add the water bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover for 20 minutes
  5.         Add rice to the pot and mixed well Re-Cover & simmer for 30 - 40 minutes - adding the raisins for the last 10 minutes - or until rice are tender.
  6.         Place the rice on a large serving dish, topped with the chicken & garnished with almond and pine nuts.

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