I was just in the mood for spicy rice and  “herbal” meat (is that the right word? well… you all know what I mean) .

Kabsah is a rice dish from middle east, you can actually eat it with everything, chicken or beef, with salad or yogurt as side dish, but I like it to have it “real” or traditional, with spicy sauce, cooked lamb and garnish with fried almond… yam…yam…


  • 4 cups rice long grain (basmati or jasmine)
  • 250 gr lamb
  • 2 ltr ( 8 cups) water
  • 5 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 big tomato
  • 2 Green/red chillies
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbs Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tbs Galingal powder
  • 1/2 tbs Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbs Cumin powder
  • 5 pcs Cloves
  • 5 pcs Cardamom
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tbs Black pepper
  • 1loomi (dried lime), you can use dried lime/lemon powder  too
  • Salt


  1. cook the lamb with salt, water, onion, tomato paste and all the herbs except the loomi in a pressure cooker for around 45 minutes.
  2. Strain the lamb broth and add 4 cups of it to the rice, put loomi inside, and cook until done.
  3. For the side sauce, mix another cup of lamb broth, salt, tomato and chillies in a blender and cook in a pan.
  4. Serve all warm


photo comment : I was so hungry, I forgot to take picture of the chili sauce 😉

  1. ooo..blognya ga di update krn tenyata sibuk dgn dapur toooh..hehehe
    um Ib..liat blog makanannya jd ngebuat aku pgn buat blog masakan jg niii..
    tp kpn yaaa????

  2. This looks so flavorful!

  3. I have never seen dried lemon powder before. Would lemon zest work? This is a lovely recipe for lamb, one I know my husband would adore.

  4. What a beautiful dish!

  5. waahhh..enak…
    kalo ketemu masakin gw yak 😛

  1. January 21st, 2009
  2. October 12th, 2010

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