Saturday, October 27, 2007

Maraq al Dajaj (Chicken & Potato Stew)

Recipe by:zainab


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2 whole chicken cut to 4 each.
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil.
1Tablespoon grated fresh ginger.
2 medium onion, chopped.
3 cloves garlic, crushed.
2 medium potatoes, peeled, chopped.
2 medium carrots , peeled, chopped.
6 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 774g).
2 teaspoons curry powder.
1/2 teaspoon ground garam masala.
2 teaspoons salt.
1/2 teaspoon Arabic gulf mix spice.


1)Sauté onion, with olive oil , cook 7-8 minutes, than add garlic, ginger.

2)Add chicken, salt, and spices, stir, cook, until chicken brown, simmer cover, for 20 minutes

3)Add chopped tomatoes, potatoes, , and carrots ,and simmer cover, for 15-20 minutes.



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4) Serve with (Yellow basmati rice & peas) and green salad.


To make Yellow Basmati rice & peas.

3 cups basmati rice.
4 1/2 cups water.
1/2 frozen peas.
3 Scallions,finely chopped.
1/2 cup fresh parsley or coriander, finely chopped.
1 teaspoon ground turmeric.
1 teaspoon salt.

1)In a deep pan add all ingredients, bring to boil, simmer cover, cook on a very low heat for 12-20 minutes.

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12 comments:

meeso said...

The picture looks so good...really shows off the dish!

Orchidea said...

What a nice recipe... I would like to try it!
Ciao.

Jeena said...

Wow if someone gave me this plate of food to eat I would be so happy, yum yum! It looks absoloutly delicious, it is just the kind of food I like to eat. Great pictures. :)

Arabic Bites said...

Hi meeso, Thanks so much.

Ciao,try it you will love it .

jeena,That's great to hear,I'm also love this kind of food.

zainab

umzacharia said...

Salams Ladies!!

I made this the other night. Turned out great! I did add 3 black loomi and koosa to it as well but it would be just as good without them. Great recipe! Say, I wanted to ask if you're familiar with Hasawi rice? The brown, whole grain rice from Al-Ahsa. I've never had anyone show me how to cook it but I have made kabsa with it. The only feedback I get is from my husb who tells me,"Yes, you got it right" or "no, this isn't right" :) If you have any recipes for cooking with it I would greatly appreciate it :).

Salams, Umzacharia

Arabic Bites said...

Marhaba Umzacharia,

you can make it with any Vegetable you want,I'm too add black loomi some time.
about Hasawi rice:I use it in salad it's so good,it's similar to brown rice,I'll try to get more information about it to answer you right.

zainab

umzacharia said...

Thanks so much for finding out about the Hasawi rice. I know there's got to be more you can do with this other than kabsa :D . Looking foward to what you find out.

Salams, Umzacharia

Arabic Bites said...

Ahlan Umzacharia,

I found information about Hasawi rice,It's cooked just the same standard method for cooking rice, but Soaked before cooking 4-5 hours.
I am now in Dubai and when I go back to Saudi arabia I'll try to post recipes using Hasawi rice for you.

zainab

umzacharia said...

Thanks for the info!!! I know that I did have to wash it REALLY well but I didn't know I had to soak it for that long. It makes total sense though. Have a great time in Dubai! Try not to spend too much :) (Dubai Shopping festival time). I miss it there so much. Have been many times. Hope you get a chance to go to Global Village!! I never get tired of that place. There is so much to see and eat!!! :0. Ijust never get tired of Dubai period. There is always a new place, food, etc, to discover.

Enjoy!!!

Miss Yuni said...

Hi!

In the recipe for the chicken stew, do I need to add any liquids before covering and simmering the chicken the first time? It seems to me to be a bit dry to try simmering the chicken for 20 min with just spices and oil.

It's just a question I had, but everything looks great and I'm planning on making it tonight!

Thanks!

Miss Yuni said...

Hi!

When I simmer the chicken the first time (before the vegetables) should I add any liquids? It seems a bit dry to simmer for 20 min with just onions, oil, and spices? Anyways it looks super!

Thanks for your help!

Arabic Bites said...

Miss Yuni,
Hi :)
You don't need to add any liquid,Because when you first cover & cook the chicken it's will give so much liquid,then when you add tomatoes it's will add extra liquid.
By using this way you will Maintain the concentration of flavor.
Hope this help.

zainab :)

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