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Ingredients: 1kg lamb with bone, 4 cups sunwhite rice, 4 heads garlic, 1 can whole chick peas, 5 onions, 8 cardamom IMG-20150518-WA0027pods, 2 cinnamon sticks, bay leaf, qidra spices, cumin, turmeric.

  1. Wash meat and dry.
  2. Put meat in a covered pot on medium heat with 8 crushed cardamom, cinnamon sticks, bay leaf and one onion. When water dries, add water. Boil till meat soft.
  3. Halfway through boiling, add salt.
  4. Chop 3-4 onions, and fry with 4 heads of garlic (separated but not peeled). Add 4 heaped tsps qidra spices, I tsp of turmeric, 1 ½ tsp cumin. Add washed rice and salt. (Optional: can fry rice in ghee/olive oil/ butter till translucent).
  5. In a ceramic pot (if possible), put a layer of rice at bottom, meat, rest of rice, and sieved meat water. (around 1 ¼ meat water for every I cup of rice).
  6. Cover tightly and bake in oven, starting at 400C, then gradually reducing heat to 250C.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle with fried pine seeds and almonds.
  8. Serve with yoghurt salad.

Qidra spices:  ½ tbls nutmeg, ½ tbls red pepper, 1 tbls cinnamon, 2 tbls cardamom, 2 tbls cloves, 2 tbls dried lemon, ½ cup allspice, ½ cup black pepper, ½ cup garlic powder, 1 cup turmeric.


2 thoughts on “Qidra

    Di unwin said:
    July 23, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Hi can you please tell me what the ground red pepper is in qidra spice mix? Is this paprika? Thank you

      hfeidi responded:
      July 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Hi yes it is 🙂 hope u like the dish! Enjoy

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