UAE Recipe: Machboos & Fogga Dejaj

By on July 22, 2013

UAE Recipe: Machboos & Fogga Dejaj

This is a traditional dish of the United Arab Emirates.



  • chicken
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cups chicken stock or soup
  • 1/2 tablespoons Bezar spices
  • 1 whole dried Loomi/ black lime
  • 1/2 fresh chopped tomatos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 onion


– Cut the  onion into pieces and brown it in Butter.

– Cut the chicken into pieces but did not use the breast meat as it will be dry when cooked in this method. After rubbing the chicken all over with bezar, brown them in samen.

– Once browned, add all the remaining ingredients, except for the rice, and simmer it for 15 minutes on low heat.

– Add to the pot the drained rice which had been soaking in water for 2 hours. cover and simmer the rice for 20 minutes, then remove from heat to stand for 10 minutes.

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