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Syrian Kabsa

Syrian Kabsa is one of the most popular foods in the Syrian society. The origin of the food is from the Arabian Gulf, but the Syrians took the food and introduced the Syrian flavor to it.

Total Time
90 mins
Serves 5

How to Make It

  • 1. Part
    We boil water and in the meantime we dissolve one tablespoon of ghee in a separate saucepan, then put the chicken thighs and put with them onions, carrots, lemon peel and the rest of the spices mentioned in the ingredients (without salt), and we mix them to show the flavor of the spices with the chicken. Then we pour boiling water into the chicken pan, wait until foam appears and remove it After the chicken is boiled (30-35 minutes) add one and a half tablespoons of salt.
  • 2. Part
    Rice: we add vegetable oil and chopped onions to small pieces, wait until the onions start to wilt, then add red and green peppers, chopped into small pieces, add a pinch of salt and wait for the mixture to wilt, and in the meantime we wash the rice, then add the tomatoes in a medium size, chopped To small pieces, grated carrots, raisins and then add rice to the saucepan. While the rice is cooking, add half a spoonful of salt, Kabsa seasoning and a teaspoon of turmeric, and sauté the spices with the rice, then add the chicken broth according to the amount of rice, close the pot with the lid and put a piece of cloth over it so that the air does not leak and leave it on a low heat. Chicken: We put the chicken in the oven tray and grease the chicken with the mixture in the ingredients, then put it in the oven (at 220 temperature from the top), then put the tray at the bottom of the oven and leave it until browned. Decorate by adding nuts when pouring.


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    • A small spoon of Kabsa spices
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • Teaspoon turmeric
    • 3 tablespoons of oil
    • To grease the face of the chicken when grilling:
    • Water from a cup and a quarter to a cup and a half
    • Half a teaspoon of salt
    • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • Teaspoon turmeric
    • A tablespoon of Kabsa spices
    • A quarter cup of raisins
    • A carrot
    • 1 large tomato
    • Two grains of green capsicum
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 medium size onion
    • 4 cups of rice (650 g)
    • How to prepare the rice
    • A tablespoon of ghee
    • 2.5 liters of water
    • 1.5 teaspoon salt
    • 5 cardamom pods
    • Five pieces of cloves
    • 3 Laurel Papers
    • 3 dried Indian lemons
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • Peel half of a lemon
    • One carrot
    • one onion
    • 2 kilos of chicken thighs
    • How to prepare chicken:


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