Delightful .and how ! (Day 23)

Traveling it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

I refer to following quote by wonderful poet for the way my journey here is turning out more of an experience then a visit rather , on occasion of my 27 birthday we needed some good plans that’s when idea of good traditional Arabic dish sparked up

Now we don’t know many Arabic of dishes back home except for shawarma that’s when brother pointed about mandi dish

Chicken mandi
Chicken mandi

A look at dish and you would  feel it is just tandoori chicken or may be attempted try for biryani but this one is one “Arabic beauty” history goes that Mandi (Arabic: المندي‎) is a traditional Yemeni dish from Hadhramaut, Yemen. It is also eaten in many other Yemeni cities, such asSana’a. It is now very popular in other areas of the Arabian Peninsula, such as Egypt andJordan. It is also popular among theHadhrami people in the Malabar region ofKerala, India. The word “mandi” comes from the Arabic word nada, meaning dew, and reflects the moist ‘dewy’ texture of the meat.

Mandi is usually made from ricemeat (lambor chicken), and a mixture of spices. The meat used is usually a young and small sized lamb to enhance the taste further. The main thing which differentiates mandi is that the meat is cooked in the tandoor  . To cook mandi, dry wood is placed in the tandoor and burned to generate a lot of heat turning into charcoal. The meat is then suspended inside the tandoor without touching the charcoal. After that, the whole tandoor is closed without letting any of the smoke out. Raisins,pine nuts, or peanuts can be added to the rice as per one’s taste.

Mandi is considered the main dish served during special events, such as Eid, weddings, and feasts.

Delicious mutton mandi ( meat)
Delicious mutton mandi ( meat)

Meal ended with pomegranate juice traditional way and walk at corniche area of sharjah day 23 was awesome I am in love with this part of world now


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