Let's prepare the Hawaij spice mix. In a bowl, add all Hawaij ingredients (Saffron Powder, Turmeric Powder, Salt, Black Pepper Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Cardamom Powder).
Marinate the Chicken:
In a bowl, add chicken and sprinkle mandi spice mix.
Now give it a good mix so the whole chicken coat with spices.
Drizzle olive oil and again give it a good mix.
Keep in airtight container and marinate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight is the best.
In the meanwhile, set the baking dish with aluminium foil.
After marination, place the chicken in dish and now it's ready to go in the oven.
In a bowl, add uncooked rice. Wash and soak for an hour.
In a heating frying pan, add chopped onion and saute for few minutes.
As the onions starts to change color then add crushed ginger garlic and give it a good mix.
Turn of heat and add handful golden raisins and give it a good mix.
In a baking dish, add soaked rice and pour all the sauteed onion mixture.
Add salt and give it a gentle mix.
Now add hot boiling water and mix well.
Cover the pan using aluminum foil.
Mark the aluminium foil to make a vessel for steam.
Now it's ready to go in the oven.
Preheat the oven at 250°C or 482°F
Bake for 01 Hour.
Broil the chicken (heating from upside) before 15 minutes to get the best color on chicken.
Now it's ready to take out after an hour.
Serve in a Mandi platter.
First make a rice layer then place chicken over it.
Garnish with cilantro and almonds.
Now it's ready to eat! Enjoy!