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Happy Birthday Q8's Biggest Loser


machbos Posted by Hello

I know you'll probably hate me for this post but oh well...Happy Birthday dear cousin...yalla get your pots and pans ready coz as promised I will cook you machboos deyay for your birthday gift...

Love you girly and I can't wait to see you :*

hehehe... hey babe... as u may well know ur post left me sa3beling and speechless... thats it im taking u straight from the airport to the grocery store so we can get the supplies hehehe.. ur a truely wonderful cuz and im blessed to have u in my life...mwahhh:*
ps thanx for the call too i really needed it;)
pps 7ara peoples dont u wish u had a cuz like her??shes the bestesest

How come she gets to eat and me not!

Reminds of the old days LOL ..Happy Birthday anyway

Yep the good old days

Hmm I see you used skinless chicken....going for the low fat version then

How do you know if the pot hasnt been used too many times?

The label sticker is still on it

Hope to see the end product picture to judge your skill level in presentation

Happy Birthday!may you have many more and all be happy ones.

Question,what is machboos deyay?I can see it is chicken but what else?Being an adventurous cook I'm always looking for new things.:)

Q8BL: hold your horses until Friday...and I'm not cooking on the first day I arrive or maybe I will since it's gonna be snowing and all...LOL
7abebty you're my favorite cousin..9ij sa3at you could be pain in the e7im...but I wuv you anyways...ok ok no more cheesy stuff...you know how I feel...Happy Birthday :P

Purgatory: are we jealous? hahahahaha...yalla get your ass in the next plane and I'll cook for you :P

mosan: yes the old days...for some reason I never pictured you as a cook mosan :P

Bo Jaij: If you are who you are, we chatted a long time ago when you were in the states...and I know how much you love cooking and food :P
I found this picture on the net...if you wanna examine my cooking skills and "presention" go back to December post and check out my Christmas dinner...e7im I cooked the turkey :P

Christina: hey sweetie, "machboos deyay" is basically chicken with rice (basmati rice)...we use a lot of mix spices to cook this dish..ok here is the recipe:
1 chicken, cut into pieces or I prefer kosher hen.
2 large onions, chopped.
2 cups long grain rice (basmati rice)
1 table spoon of mix spices (black pepper, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, ginger, cardamom)
1 teaspoon tumeric
1/2 teaspoon of dried lime(loomi)
5 cardamom pods
2 cloves
a few threads of saffron
1/4 cup of rosewater
salt

you can find the mix spices and the basmati rice in either Middle Eastern grocery store or at an Indian grocery store.

1- soak the saffron threads in the rosewater and leave aside.
2- heat oil in a deep saucepan and fry the onions until golden then add the spices, tumeric together with powdered loomi and fry for 1 minute.
3- add the washed, dried chicken pieces and brown on all sides.
4- add 2-3 cups of water together with salt, cloves and cardamom pods. reduce heat, cover and simmer gently for 45 minutes.
5- meanwhile clean, wash and soak the rice.
6- when the chicken is ready take it out of the saucepan and put into the oven until it's golden.
meanwhile add the drained rice to the chicken broth. leave it for about 30 minutes until the rice absorbed the liquid.
finally add the rosewater and saffron onto the rice.
we serve the chicken and rice and for the sauce we use tomato sauce which is basically 3 chopped tomatoes, 2 gloves of garlic, and small can of tomato paste with some salt and 1 cup of water, mix them all together in blender than heat it up in sauce pan.
you serve the tomato sauce (dagoos) on the side with the rice and chicken.
that's it I think...good luck in cooking "machboos deyay"

You read my mind,JB! Thank-you,Thank-you!:D

correction: cornish hens... kosher is the jew's halal....hehehe but we can get that too :P

Christina: your welcome hon, I just it was clear enough
and let me know how it goes...bon appetit :)

Q8BL: thanks for the correction birthday girl :P

ok.. now i can eat :)

vintage: hani o 3afya :)

Cool My birthday is the 8th a day before!! Happy B-day pisces ;)

I used to be a good cook

I don't know what happened to my earlier comment...posting a comment these days has been a pain in the ass...any how...

Peach: Happy Belated Birthday sweet heart...I hope you had a great birthday and celebrated BIG...I wish you the very best hun :*

mosan: great cook? wow...what's your speciality? yalla when will I be able to taste your cooking...yum yum :P

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