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Lamb Machboos Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 2


250 gms basmati rice
400 gms lamb cubes
100 gms chopped tomato
2 bay leaves
2 gms chopped green chilli
50 gms chopped red onion
10 gms chopped garlic
10 ml chopped ginger
20 gms coriander leaves
2 pcs dry lemon
1 gm cardamom powder
1 gm black pepper powder
3 pcs cloves
2 gms coriander powder
0.5 gm saffron
0.8 gm turmeric powder
0.6 gm cumin powder
1 pc cinnamon stick
15 gms ghee1 ltr lamb stock
0.5 ml raisin
50 gms chickpeas; boiled


1 Soak the rice for 15 minutes, wash and keep it aside.
2 In a separate pot, boil the lamb cubes until well-cooked and soft. Strain and keep aside.
3 In a heated cooking pot, add ghee, onion, garlic, green chili and ginger. Sauté for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
4 Add bay leaves, dry lemon, tomato, cardamom, turmeric, cloves and coriander powder and sauté for a while.
5 Add rice and stir for 2 minutes then add saffron, cumin, pepper, salt and lamb stock.
6 Continue cooking and cover it with lid for 10 minutes on slow fire.
7 Add lamb stock and bring it to boil while stirring occasionally.
8 For garnishing, heat a sauté pan then add a little ghee. Sauté together with sliced onion, raisins, dates, chickpeas and cashew nuts.
9 Serve hot.

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