It is a traditional Mandi dish consisting of meat and rice originating from Yemen and the Middle East, but it is now eaten throughout Asia including Pakistan and India. The traditional recipe is prepared from lamb and to enhance its flavor it is preferred to use Mandi spices. Sometimes Mandi is also prepared using chicken, but the traditional Mandi dish consists of lamb or lamb prepared in a very special underground tandoor called tabun. Raisins, almonds, cashew nuts and nuts are also added for garnish.