Chicken Majboos
Chicken Majboos


  • 3 cups basmathi rice (soaked for at least 3 hrs);
  • 1 kg whole chicken;
  • 2 medium sized onions-sliced;
  • 1 big tomato;
  • 1 tbsp black pepper seeds;
  • 1tsp black pepper powder;
  • 4 cardamom pods-crushed;
  • 6-8 cloves;
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks;
  • 1/2 tsp powdered bay leaves;
  • 1 dried black lemon;
  • 4-1/2 cups water;
  • salt to taste

Method: Wash the chicken properly and cut them into halves or quarter pieces. Heat water in a vessel and when it starts to boil add sliced onions, black pepper seeds and all the spices into it. Add tomato making a small hole in it.  Add salt to taste. Finally add the chicken to it. Cover and allow it to cook for 30 mins in medium flame until the chicken is tender and well cooked. Now, take the chicken, lemon and tomato out from the spicy broth and keep aside. Add the soaked and drained basmathi rice to the boiling broth and cook in low flame.

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