Delicious Malabar Kabsa Recipe

Delicious Malabari/Kozhikodan Kabsa Recipe

Kabsa is one of the very popular dishes among Asians particularly on middle-east where it is originated. There are a wide varieties of this tasty dish based on regional, traditional touch along with the ingredients used [kabsa recipe].

Here is how you can prepare it in quick 8 steps.

Chicken Kabsa recipe
Chicken kabsa recipe


  • Onions Finely Chopped
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Ginger
  • Tomato’s Finely Cut
  • Tomato Paste 2-3 Spoons
  • Dried Lime/Lemon
  • Powdered Spices
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Cardamom Powder
  • Clove Powder
  • Pepper Powder
  • Cumin
  • Redchilli
  • Coriander Powder
  • Rice 4 Cups
  • Chicken ½ Kg Small Pieces


Marinate Chicken With Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder And Pepper


Cooking Method

Step 1: Heat A Pan And Melt Some Butter, Saute Onion And Garlic Till It Gets Brown

Step 2: Add Onions To It Saute It Till It Softens and Then Add Ginger And Saute, Add Some Salt

Step 3: Take Another Pan, Heat Some Butter And Lightly Fry The Marinated Chicken Till It Gets Golden Color

Step 4: Add Tomato And Tomato Paste To The Pan One Where The Onion And Ginger Is Getting Cooked, And Sauté.

Step 5: Add The Ground Spices To It And Also Add The Dried Lime/Lemon You May Transfer This Mixture To Another Pan, On Top Of Which Add The Chicken And Mix Well

Step 6: Add Salt To Taste And Mix Well (Tip: Can Add More Chilli Powder If You Like It Spicy). Add Water To It And Allow It To Boil For 10 Minutes

Step 7: Meanwhile Fry The Rice In A Pan With Some Butter

Step 8: After 10 Minutes Remove The Chicken From The Cooking Pan Along With Some Gravy And Cook It Separately, Add The Fried Rice To The Already Boiling Gravy.

That’s it! Once Chicken Is Cooked Well, You Can Add The Chicken Back To The Rice And Mix.

Serve Well With Rhaitha Or Tomato Sauce


Enjoy the malabar kabsa recipe!

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