Chicken Kabsa

Chicken Kabsa is a traditional Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern dish. Rice is flavoured with aromatic baharat spices, tomato and chickpeas and served with roasted chicken. A perfect dinner recipe to serve for guests or on special occasions such as Eid, made even easier with the fact that it is cooked entirely on the stove top.

Chicken kabsa, a cultural staple from Saudi Arabia. In this signature dish, rice is flavoured with whole spices, aromatic ground baharat spice blend, tomatoes and chicken stock. In my version, there are also some chickpeas added to the rice for some extra protein. The rice is served with chicken which first cooks in the onion and spice base of the kabsa rice and is then pan roasted in butter to add some colour and crispiness to the chicken. This is a beautiful dish to serve on a platter to feed guests on dinner parties or special occasions such as Eid. 

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Chicken Bhuna Curry

Bengali style Chicken bhuna curry, is a slightly drier chicken curry, with sticky caramelised onion base that is slightly sweet and spicy. A quick and easy curry to whip together for a weeknight dinner.

Juicy and tender chicken with a sweet and spicy caramelised onion base that is satisfyingly sticky. This bhuna is packed with flavour and gets an extra helping hand from aromatic garam masala. Cooked in a wok, this is a quick chicken curry that pairs well with plain rice or fresh flatbread. 

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Bengali Chicken and Potato Curry

Chicken and potato curry - a simple and flavour packed staple of Bengali and Bangladeshi home cooking. Unlike in some other Indian recipes, the gravy or jhol is rich and loose. The curry is flavoured with a mix of whole and ground spices such as cumin, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. A much loved recipe for dinner.

Chicken and potato curries are one of the staples of traditional Bangladeshi home cooking and is a dish served on a very regular basis. Flavoured with a range of ground and whole spices including cumin, cinnamon and cardamom and cooked in a rich gravy. It’s one of those curries that you need to have in your reperitoire. And if you can cook a good chicken curry then you have the basis to adapt it and try lots of other varieties. I say this from my very own personal experience!

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FREE Essential Bangladeshi Cooking E-Book

Essential Bangladeshi Cooking Free E-Book

Greetings, all! I’m very excited to share today’s post with you. Over the past year, I have published a selection of recipes on my website which I would consider to be ‘Essential Bangladeshi Recipes’. They are ideal for beginners or serious cooks with an in interest in world cuisines. I thought it would be convenient to compile these recipes in one e-book which you can keep on your laptop, smartphone, tablet, whatever sparkly digital device they come up with to allow easy access. 

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Tandoori Chicken Biryani

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Hello, all. Welcome to biryani recipe 240349304 on the interwebs. You might be wondering, well Abida, what makes your biryani recipe so different from all the other ones out there?? Well, I’ll tell you exactly what, discerning readers. It’s the fact that I have struggled to get to this point of a publishable biryani recipe that I can confidently share with other people. It has been a year long journey for me of trials, tribulation and hyperventilation. I should add a side note here that being Bangladeshi, biryanis are not really a traditional food as it is in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It is usually more common for us to prepare a pilau or yakhni dish. And yep that is my very legitimate excuse that I am using before sharing my embarassing biryani making woes…

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