Kerala, especially Malabar, has over the ages, wholeheartedly welcomed the yummiest of dishes from across the seas, especially the scents and aroma of Arabian food. One such dish is mandi, which crossed over to the Gulf from across Yemen. This delicious dish can be prepared at home even in the absence of a fire pit and other accessories. When rice and meat get cooked together, the flavor of the meat lingers on in the rice. Masala or other gravy is not required to boost the taste of mandi. Here’s a recipe for mandi with little masala and less of ghee.