Mutton kabsa loaded with flavour


Kabsa is a spicy and flavoursome mix of rice and meat which is generally regarded as the national dish of Saudi Arabia. It can be made with a variety of meats, and is popular in almost all the Middle Eastern countries. Here is a recipe of delicious mutton kabsa.


500 gm mutton

2 tbsp ghee

Garam masala mix which is not ground

4 onions (chopped)

2 tbsp garlic (chopped)

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp black pepper powder

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

2 cups tomatoes (diced)

750 gm rice

2 green chillies

Juice of half a lemon

For sauce

1 tomato

1 green chilli

Salt as required


Heat ghee in a pan

Add the garam masala mix and onions

Sauté well

Add the mutton pieces, chopped garlic, salt, pepper powder, chilli powder, and coriander powder

Mix well

Add diced tomatoes

Pour 1 1/2 litres water into it and cook well

Add lemon juice and cook for 30 more minutes

Add the soaked rice and green chillies

Cook for 15 minutes with the lid on

Kabsa can be served hot along with daqqus, an Arabic tomato sauce made by blending diced tomato, green chilli and salt.

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