What is Mandi and What Mandi word means ?
Mandi is the traditional dish from Yemen and famous in many Yemeni cities, but born in south of Yemen and now very popular in the rest of Arab countries. The word Mandi comes from the Arabic word nada, meaning dew, and reflects the moist ‘dewy’ texture of the meat.
Mandi is usually made from rice, lamb meat and a mixture of spices. The meat used is usually a young and small sized lamb to enhance the taste further.
The main thing which differentiates Mandi is that the meat is cooked in a hole dug in the ground What Yemeni people call it Tanoor
How to Cook Mandi Food ?
To cook Mandi, dry wood (Arab call it Hatab) is placed in the Tanoor and burned to generate a lot of heat turning into charcoal. Then the meat is suspended inside the tanoor without touching the charcoal. After that, the whole tadoor is closed without letting any of the smoke out.
Raisins, cashew or almond can be added to the top of rice to decorate the dish or as per one’s taste.
Mandi is considered the main dish served during special events, such as Eid, weddings, and feasts.
Mandi Lamb Photo
If you’re a fan of this meal or want to try it , please visit us at Maedat Alnoman Mandi Restaurant in Festival City Dubai
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