manhal rashdan


This is a famous Jordanian dish , called maqloba which mean " upside down " because it's served after turning the pot upside down in a big round plate .


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1 Hr
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    chicken divided into 8 peices
  • 4 c
  • 1 kg
    either or all of eggplant , potatoes , cut into 2cm thick slices
  • 1
  • 2 c
    oil for frying
  • 1/2 c
    margarine or butter
  • 1 tsp
    of each :cinnamon, saffron or turmeric,black pepper ,cardamom, cloves
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Maqloba


  1. Boil the chicken pieces for 1/2 hour or until well cooked , add 1 teaspoon salt and one onion cut into 4 parts and cloves to the water .
  2. Wash the rice well and soaked about 20 minutes and then drain water .
    fry the eggplant and or the potatoes slices in oil until become golden .
  3. oil the bottom of a suitable pot , spread some rice ( 2-3 tablespoons ) , arrange the fried vegetable to cover all of the bottom , put the chicken pieces on the e p slices , then put the rice on top .
  4. measure about 6 cups of the broth , dissolve the butter or margarine in it , and add the salt and the spices , then pour the broth slowly over the rice in the pot , cover and cook on medium fire for about 15 minutes or until it starts boiling , lower the heat and let it for another 15 minutes , or until the rice is well cooked .
  5. remove the pot off the stove leave it to cool down for about 10 minutes , bring a large serving tray ( 15 cm larger than the diameter of the pot , put the tray over the top of the uncovered pot , then turn the tray ,with the pot on it , over , tab the pot with hand and lift it slowly up , you will see the dish appeared in one piece like a mold , the rice down and the chicken and vegetable up.
  6. Serve with green salad or yoghurt .

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About Maqloba

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #rice

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