Rice preparation with chicken and dry fruits. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Chicken, Basmati rice
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Course Rice
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Kabsa

  • 800 grams Chicken cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice soaked
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 medium Onion sliced
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon
  • 4 Green cardamoms crushed
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black pepper powder
  • 3 medium Tomatoes pureed
  • 2 Carrots grated
  • 2 Eggs hard boiled
  • 6-8 Raisins optional
  • 6-8 Almonds optional
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and garlic and sauté till light brown. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, bay leaves, salt and pepper power and sauté for a minute. Add tomato puree and sauté for a minute.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and carrots and cook till the chicken pieces are tender. Remove only the chicken pieces and set aside.
  3. Add the rice to the remaining mixture in the pan along with three cups of water and cook till the rice is cooked or the water is absorbed. Add the chicken pieces and mix.
  4. Arrange the mixture on a serving platter with the chicken pieces on top. Serve hot garnished with halved boiled eggs, raisins, almonds and coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2957
Carbohydrates 262.1
Protein 346.3
Fat 58
Other Fiber 22.8 gm