World Food Challenge

Day 132: Oman and Omani Chicken Maraq

Good evening, Raffies!

Today we are going to Oman and we are enjoying some Chicken Maraq.
This dish contains the colours and the flavours of Oman.
The recipe is simple, just takes some time to cook:

1 chicken, cut into pieces
2 tbsp ghee
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 1/2 tbsp Omani mixed spices
2 tomatoes, peeled and diced
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 cubes chicken stock
1/2 c coriander, chopped
5 c water
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 dried limes

Heat the ghee in a large pot and stir fry the onions until golden brown.
Add chicken and fry for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Omani mix spices, tomatoes, tomato paste, dried limes, chicken stock and coriander. Cook for a few minutes, then add water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, until the meat is almost completely cooked.
Now add the potatoes and let it simmer for another 20 minutes, until the potatoes are done.

The dish was lovely, it was so flavourful and the meat was soft and delicious. The sauce was just amazing.




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