Chicken Mandi

The perfect aromatic and delicious Chicken Mandi recipe for the Eid Table. Enjoy chicken mandi with our recipe and Celebrate your Eid with happiness. #HappyCookingToYou #SimplySufi #SufiOilAndGhee

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  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Laung (Cloves) 2-3
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Zafran (Saffron) ¼ tsp
  • Dried lemon ¼
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Simply Sufi whole chicken with skin 1 kg
  • Simply Sufi cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) slices 1 medium
  • Simply Sufi cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Badam (Almond) peeled 10-12
  • Simply Sufi cooking oil ¼ Cup
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Laung (Cloves) 2-3
  • Dried lemon 1
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 2 medium
  • Kishmish (Raisins) ¼ Cup
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati 1 & ½ Cups (soaked)
  • Pani (Water) lukewarm 3-4 Cups or as required
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried
  • Badam (Almonds) fried
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)

Mandi Sauce:

  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 3-4
  • Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 2-3
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Curry powder 1 tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) ¼ Cup
  • Lemon juice 1 & ½ tbs
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 2 medium
  • Pani (Water) 1-2 tbs or as required


In spice mixer,add coriander seeds,cumin seeds,cinnamon sticks,cloves,green cardamom,saffron,dried lemon,salt,turmeric powder,grind well & set aside.

In bowl,add whole chicken,cut with the help of the kitchen scissor and break the back bone of the chicken.

Now add whole ground spices and rub evenly on both sides,cover and let it marinate for 4 hours to overnight in refrigerator.

In frying pan,add sufi cooking oil and onion,fry on low flame until golden brown & set aside.

In frying pan,add sufi cooking oil and almonds,fry until light golden & set aside.

In pot,add sufi cooking oil,green cardamom,cinnamon sticks,cloves,dried lemon and mix well.

Add onion,mix well and fry until light golden.

Turn off the flame,add raisins and mix well.

Add rice,lukewarm water,salt and mix gently.

Place steam rack and marinated chicken and bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 1 hour.

Give a charcoal smoke for 3 minutes.

For Mandi Sauce:

In grinder,add green chilies,garlic,coriander seeds,salt,curry powder,fresh coriander,lemon juice, tomatoes,water and grind well.

Serve mandi with mandi rice,mandi sauce and garnish with fried onion,fried almonds and fresh coriander.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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