Arabian Chicken Mandi Recipe -Yemeni Style Rice & Chicken

Arabian Chicken Mandi is a traditional Yemeni dish and it’s very popular among all the Arab countries.

The word ‘mandi’ comes from the Arabic word nada, meaning ‘dew’, and reflects the moist ‘dewy’ texture of the meat. The Mandi Masala is a spice mixture made by dry roasting whole spices which give the main flavour to this dish. 

Mandi is a delicious combination of rice, chicken and a mixture of spices. Traditionally, Mandi is cooked in a tandoor but this is our version to make the Mandi at home on a stovetop.  Mandi is considered as healthy meal when compared to our traditional Indian biryani, as we use less oil  in the recipe.

Serve Arabian Chicken Mandi with Raw Mango raita and Pickled onions for a delicious weeknight dinner. 

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Biryani recipes you can try

  1. Jackfruit Biryani
  2. Egg Biryani
  3. Kathal Biryani
  4. Paneer Biryani