Mandi Recipe | Masala Mornings | Shireen Anwar | Middle Eastern Food

Mandi Recipe | Masala Mornings
Mandi Recipe | Masala Mornings

Mandi is a classic Middle Eastern dish that has gained popularity in Pakistan in the recent times. Now you can make it at home too with this recipe.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Mandi and Kunafa Recipes. This show of Masala Mornings with Shireen Anwar aired on 4 February 2021.






  • Chicken with skin cut into half 1 kg
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Cinnamon 1 piece
  • Black pepper whole 3 to 4
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Sliced onion 1


  • Chicken cube 1
  • Sliced onion as required
  • Sliced cucumber as required
  • Boiled eggs 1-2
  • Capsicums as required
  • Green sauce 1-2 tbsp
  • Mint leaves as required
  • Coriander leaves as required
  • Tomatoes as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Green chilies 1-2
  • Lemon as required
  • Paprika 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar 4-5 tbsp
  • Crushed red chilies ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste




Fry chicken in little oil along with these whole spices and sliced onion. Once the color appears add water and chicken cubes n let it cook till tender. Once done remove from pot. Keep the stock for rice. In a bowl add paprika, cumin powder, vinegar, red chili powder, crushed chili and salt to taste. Apply this on yr chicken n bake.
For The Rice Boil the rice in stock. Then heat oil add whole spices add rice along with stock n add green chilies some mint leaves n coriander leaves dum. Serve hot.


  • Shredded filo pastry 250 grams
  • Clarified butter melted 1/4 cup
  • Full fat milk 1 cup
  • Corn flour 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Cream 1/2 cup
  • Sugar 1/2 cup
  • Green cardamoms 2
  • Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Pistachio as required
  • Rose water 1 tbsp
  • Orange Blossom water as required
  • Mozzarella cheese 1/2 to 1 cup


In a pan add 1 cup of sugar. Half cup of water 02 Cardamom n let it boil. Once sugar is dissolved add lemon juice n let it cook on low flame for 4 to 5 min. Turn the heat off n add 1/4 tsp of rose water n orange blossom water each.
Syrup is ready

In the milk add cream, half cup of sugar, corn flour and let it cook till gets little thickens. Add cardamom powder and Mozzarella cheese. Add rose water n orange blossom water.


Crush the kunafeh dough well. Mix clarified butter in it very well. Press half of the dough well in baking tin. Then pour cream n spread remaining kunafeh dough on top n let it rest for a while. Pre heat oven at 180 °C n bake it till golden brown ( 35 to 40 min). Remove from oven n pour sugar syrup generously while its oven hot. Garnish with rose petals n Pistachio n Serve hot.

Mandi Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Mandi Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Shireen Anwar at Masala TV show Masala Mornings. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Shireen Anwar.

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