How to Make Mandi Laham - Kuwaiti Dishes & Recipes

How to Make Mandi Laham – Kuwaiti Dishes & Recipes

Kuwaiti Mandi Laham is a popular dish made with rice. You will cook the rice in mutton stock. However, it requires you to marinate the mutton in ground spices, such as ginger powder, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cloves. Here is the procedure to make Kuwaiti Mandi Laham. Read on!

Table of Contents


  • One kilogram of beef or mutton
  • Two cups of rice – soak it for 30 minutes
  • Two sliced capsicums
  • Four tablespoons of olive oil
  • A half cup of almonds
  • Four cups of chicken stock
  • Salt as needed
  • Four green cardamoms
  • Four cloves
  • Ten black peppers
  • One pinch of nutmeg
  • Two bay leaves
  • One teaspoon of ginger powder
  • Four sliced lemons
  • One cup of water


  1. Add bay leaves, nutmeg, black pepper, ginger powder, and clove to the grinder and grind these ingredients
  2. Add spices to the bowl, followed by lemon, two tablespoons of oil, one cup of water, and some salt
  3. Apply the mixture to the beef or mutton
  4. Set aside for proper marination – 2-3 hours
  5. Pack the mutton with aluminum foil
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and cook to evaporate the water
  8. Place a piece of flaming coal in the middle of the mutton pan
  9. Use oil for drizzling over the coal
  10. Once done, tightly cover it
  11. Heat the oil in a pan and add chicken stock
  12. Bring to a boil and cook for a while
  13. Add one teaspoon of spices
  14. Now add rice and salt and cook until there is a small quantity of water
  15. Mix carrot and capsicum
  16. Cover tightly and steam for 15 minutes on low heat
  17. Once the rice is ready, remove it and transfer it to the platter
  18. Place the cooked mutton on the top
  19. Use almonds for garnishing
  20. Serve hot
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