Traditional Mandi dish sells for $30,000 in Saudi auction
Mandi, a traditional rice dish popular in the Gulf, is served with chicken or lamb and topped with cashews and dried fruit. (Shutterstock)
A traditional Arabic rice dish has reportedly been sold for $30,290 in Saudi Arabia.
A serving of mandi, an aromatic dish made with chicken or lamb, was sold during an auction to raise money to improve living conditions for orphans and the needy, said a report.
It was sold on the island of Tarout, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Saudi daily Okaz reported, according to Gulf News.
“We wanted to reach out to the community and ensure the participation of all people in the activities of our society, as well,” Abdullah Al Alaiwat, head of the charity that organized the event told Okaz.
“The total income of the fundraising held just before the suhoor meal was SR136,550 ($36,408).”
Muslims around the world are encouraged to show generosity during the month of Ramadan.