Powdered Dry Lime/Loomi flavoured Chicken and Rice

What is Loomi? Its lime soaked in brine and then sundried.Loomi is a flavouring agent used mostly in Arabic dishes.You will find whole loomi in arabic shops.

Powdered Loomi;
Dried limes-8 to 10
Add the above ingredients in a grinder and grind it into a fine powder.Store in a closed jar.

Loomi flavoursed masala;
Loomi powder-1tsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Garam Masala-1/2tsp
Salt as per taste
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Oil-3 to 4 tbsp
Add this in a grinder and a smooth paste.Refrigerate it and use within a week.

To prepare chicken;
Apply the masala on the chicken.I prefer my chicken skinned with deep gashes on the meat.Leave it in the fridge for an hour and deep fry it in oil.

To prepare rice;
Onion-1,finely chopped
Basmati rice-2cups
Coriander leaves-2tbsp finely chopped
Water-4 glasses
Salt as per taste

Heat oil in a pan.Saute the onions.Then add the masala.Saute it until it oozes oil.Add in the tomato and chopped coriander.When the tomato is cooked,pour in the water.Add rice and salt.Allow to cook on high flame until it boils then cook on a medium flame.Stir the rice gently in between.
Serve with fried chicken,yogurt and poppadums!!!!!Wallah

Powdered Loomi can be sprinkled on sweet orange or lime juices.It gives a chatpatta flavour.
Adding this to meat preparation gives a very unique flavour.


divya said...

Looks really delicious and yummy..

Prathima Rao said...

Nice & interesting recipe!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya said...

Loomi, i have never seen them, this rice looks fabulous and very tempting chicken,both makes me hungry.

Teena Mary said...

Interesting recipe and it looks very tasty too!!!

Rita Bose said...

Looks delicious Biny!!Wonderful snaps!!