Sana Khan Gorges On Some Traditional Arabic Food During Her Visit To Mecca: Do You Know What Mandi Is?
Image Credit: Sana Khan with her husband in Mecca/ Instagram

Sana Khan took to Instagram to share a picture of her returning from Kaaba (the "House of God" in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia) after offering the evening prayers. The Bigg Boss fame actress is seen in visiting Mecca with her Surat-based businessman Maulana Anas Saiyad during the Holy month of Ramzan. She has been pretty active on Instagram and keeps posting her daily updates. 

In one of her recent updates, it’s seen that she is posted saying "We are back to our room because we have to eat our dinner,". She also happen to mention that the food was  "lovely food" that the couple had got for dinner. The meal was a traditional Arabic food mandi. This dish is much popular in Hyderabad, mandi is much like biryani, prepared with rice, meat and a special blend of spices. She also explained the right way of eating mandi. 

This dish originated in Yemen/ Ayandrali Dutta 


Also if you are wondering what is  hawaij spice mix is it’s a mix that is made of black pepper, cumin, turmeric and Cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, and cloves are all possible garam masala additions. Hawaij sees two types of blends: one for savory foods, and the other for coffee and desserts in Yemen, similar to that of pumpkin spice mix. Most restaurants make this mix inhouse or if you are keen you can pick them up from the market too.