Kabsa is an Arabic dish.A flavourful mixture of spices,meat and rice.Its cooked in different ways and each is unique in flavour
Basmati rice-3cups,washed and soaked for 30 mins in water
Dried lime(loomi)-2 or lemon zest-1/4tsp
Salt as per taste
For the masala;
In a pan.heat oil /ghee.Fry the nuts and raisins and keep it aside.Into the same pan,add the onions.Saute it for 2 mins.Now add the chicken pieces and allow it to brown on all sides.Keep stirring on a medium flame.Sprinkle the ground masala,lemon zest or loom,ginger.Add in the chopped tomatoes and mixed veggie.Pour in 1/2cup of water and allow the chicken to cook for 20 mins.After this you may take out the chicken pieces and bake it for 10 mins,allowing the rice to cook or you may cook the rice with the chicken.Add the rice and pour the remainng water.Allow it to cook.When done,serve rice on a large platter with the chicken pieces on to.Sprinkle the fried nuts and raisins and nuts on top.Pour melted ghee on top.
Serve with raita or plain yogurt!!!!!!