Madrouba/Red Jareesh by Chef Ali Sayed

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Madrouba by Chef Ali Sayed
Madrouba by Chef Ali Sayed

Madrouba/Red Jareesh

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Servings 5


Chicken- 1000gm
500gm broken wheat (jereesh)
Large onion chopped- 1 pcs
Garlic cloves- 1-2pcs
Ground lime powder- 1 tsp
Gulf spices- 1tsp
Whole cardamom- 2 pcs
Cinnamon stick- 1 pcs
Chopped tomato- 3 pcs
Tomato paste- 3 Tbsp
Green chili- 1 pcs
Chopped ginger- 1tsp
Fresh coriander- 1 large bunch
2 Tbsp Ghee
2 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  1. In a large pot (or preferably a medium Harees pot) boil the chicken with sufficient water to cover Skim off the froth.
  2. Add all the ingredients as listed above until the Jereesh. Allow to boil.
  3. Stir occasionally while cooking to prevent the Jereesh from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
  4. When the Jereesh starts puffing and absorbs most of the water, cover, reduce heat and continue cooking, placing a metal sheet underneath the pot or place the pot in a warm oven for 2-3 hours.
  5. Occasionally check and add hot water as and when required. When the chicken is very soft and is coming off the bones, stir in salt dissolved in hot water and continue cooking on low heat for at least 20 min. Remove the chicken carefully, skin and debone, then return to the pot. Beat the ingredients with a large wooden spoon, carefully removing any remaining bones and skin.
  1. Add the ghee and Butter, Season to taste with salt dissolved in hot water and lemon juice.
  2. Serve in a large serving dish. Dip the back of a round spoon in melted butter then smooth the surface of the MAdrouba forming a small well in the center. Pour in the melted butter. Now the Madrouba is ready to serve.
Chef Ali Sayed

Chef Ali Sayed

Chef Ali Sayed is an Internationally renowned chef, with an experience of 3 decades, He is considered as one of the best chefs across Lebanon and UAE. He is a traveler, food-stylist and food photographer. All combined together with a little crisp of fashion and sport enjoyment in his culinary world that competes against the likes of greatest Michelin Star Chefs.

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