Confused what to cook for Ramzan or Ramadhan or Iftar, here are few delicious and heavenly dishes – Ramzan recipes, collected from most of Muslim friends who lives here in India, Saudi Arabia, UAE … Give a try, wish you all a Happy Ramzan.
Bunch of yum, delicious, easy and simple Ramzan/Ramadan/Iftar recipes –
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Arabian cuisine is my all-time favorite, which was introduced by my bestie to me. There are list of foods in Arabian cuisine which I like the most, one among those was Pitta Bread and chicken kabsa. Recently I got to have Chicken Kabsa in fattoush restaurant, my kids liked it to the core. As of Ramadhan, thought of trying out the dish and so called one of my neighbor (my hometown) who has worked in a Restaurant in UAE, got the recipe from him and prepared it at home.
Chicken Kabsa was delicious, aroma filled not only our house but also my neighbor’s: P. A easy, simple and delicious recipe which can be made at home. The key ingredient here is the kabsa masala – mixture of spices. Let us move on to the recipe…
o Cinnamon – 2 sticks
o Cloves – 6 nos
o Star Anise – 5 nos
o Cardamom – 5 nos
o Bay leaf – 2 nos
o Coriander seeds – 3 tbsp
o Black peppercorns/ Black Pepper – 1 ½ tbsp.
- Chicken – ½ kg
- Carrot – 2 nos
- Onions – 4 nos
- Tomato – 2 nos
- Green chillies – 2 nos
- Garlic – 6 cloves
- Chicken Stock – 6 cups
- Basmathi/Long grain rice – 2 cups
- Lemon – 1 no
- Salt to taste
- Cashew nuts – 10 nos
- Raisins – 10 nos
- Ghee/Clarified butter – 5 tbsp.
Spices getting dry roasted
About to grind
Grinded chicken kabsa masala powder
Chicken Kabsa Masala
Onions, garlic and green chillies getting fried
Turning brown in color
With tomato puree and kabsa masala
With chicken stock
Chicken is done
rice getting cooked
Rice perfectly cooked
Roasted onions, cashew nuts and raisins
Chicken getting fried
- For Kabsa Masala: Dry roast all the ingredients given under the Kabsa Masala, until they start crackling or turning dark in color. Remove from fire, bring it room temperature, grind to a fine powder in blender and store it in an air-tight container.
- Peel and thinly slice the onions, halve the green chillies (lengthwise) and finely chop the garlic.
- Peel and thinly slice the carrots and keep it aside.
- Roughly chop the tomatoes and blend them to a fine paste.
- Prick 3 to 4 holes in the lemon and keep it aside.
- Heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter, add in the cashew nuts and fry until they turn golden brown.
- Add in the raisins and fry until they turn doubles in size, remove both cashewnuts and raisins to a plate. Keep it aside.
- Add in ¼ th portion of sliced onions, fry until they turn brown in color and remove to the plate.
- Add in the leftover onions, green chillies and garlic, fry until they turn brown in color.
- Add in the carrots and chicken pieces, along with the tomato puree, lemon, 2 tsp of kabsa masala and salt. Cook until the chicken gets ¼ th portion cooked.
- Now pour in 4 cups of chicken stock and cook until the chicken is perfectly cooked. Remove the chicken and transfer it to a plate.
- Now add in the basmathi/long grain rice along with salt, 1 tsp of kabsa masala and 2 cups of chicken stock. Cover and cook until the rice is done.
- Meanwhile fry the chicken pieces with a tbsp of ghee or grill in microwave, for few mins or until you get the glassy appearance.
- Transfer the rice to a large bowl, sprinkle the fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins over the rice along with the chicken pieces to the side of the rice.
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Got an invite from FATTOUSH Restaurant – A Multi Cuisine Restaurant (www.fattoush.com) for their food tasting event, on last Friday for dinner. The event was around 7.30 but due to heavy rain and traffic, got struck up a while and reached there around 8.15. The food there was delicious and perfectly cooked, I would highly recommend of all meat lovers.
About Fattoush: Fattoush is Euphoria’s pride, multi cuisine restaurant which served delights from Arab, Chinese, north and south India. They serve hearty breakfasts, Sumptous lunches and lavish Dinners. They also have a Popeyes Banquet Hall, ideal for conducting business meetings and family gathering.
Green chilli Mocktail
Location: It is located in the Bannerghatta Road, next to Fortis Hospital and opposite to IIMB.
Ambiance: The ambiance of the place was perfect with a good car parking at the basement, a perfect place for kids, as they have a kid’s area, it was very spacious with beautiful lightings and wall hangings.
Food: We were served with varieties of food ranging from Chinese till Arabian dishes. Arabian dishes were cooked to the perfect, especially the meat was awesome and perfectly done. I would strongly suggest this place for all the meat lovers. Let me share my experience in detail:
Naan, Dal fry, Pahdi Murg
- Mocktails: Green Fire – This green fair was a combination of chillies and passion fruit, the punch of chilli in this mocktail was awesome. A must try here. Ginger fizz – It was too good, one could feel the punch of ginger, also good for digestion. Blue orange, Mint Mojito, Passion mango, Fattoush special – raw mango cocktail, lady mist. All their mocktails are totally healthy with helps in digestion.
- Starters: Mutton yogurt, Sheek tawook, mini mirch tikka, Tiranga paneer tikka, Crispy chilli Babycorn – No words for this Crispy Babycorn – it was as the name 100 perfection, Malai tikka, Red Dragon chicken – Even now I am drooling for this Red Dragon chicken. A must to try here.
- Main Course: Lal Maas – Here comes the Hero of all the meat lovers – the color, taste, texture and way the meat was cooked are perfect – a finger licking dish – Highly recommended to try. Pahadi murg – The chicken was tenderly cooked with masalas and a bit of sourness, made the dish heavenly. Mandi mutton – Arabian Fragnant Rice, cooked with right quantity of spices – perfectely done, black pepper chicken rice, fried rice, Kabsa mutton – I usually love this kabsa rice, but this time it was delicious. A perfect place for Arabian Cuisine.
- Dessert – We had falooda – Royal falooda – was loaded with dry fruits and nuts and then Matka Kulfi was awesome.
Servings: Very happy about the servings.
Suggestions: A must to try for all the Arabian dishes. May be its tooooo far from my place and hardly takes 1 ½ hrs to reach the place in peak times, but I would say I will visit soon for their iftar specials. As one can even travel miles for heavenly food, I like to travel to this place soon.
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