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Yakhni Pulao

Yakhni Pulao
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

1 Hour

4 - 6
Yakhni Pulao is a poplular eastern dish which is cooked in mutton or beef stock. It is rich and tasty, usually served as main meals at weddings and parties. It is served with raita but some people compliment it with shami kabab and chili garlic chutney also.
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  • Mutton 1 kg
  • Rice 4 cups (soaked)
  • Onions 3 (sliced)
  • Green chili 4 - 6 (roughly chopped)
  • Yogurt ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Green cardamom 3 - 4
  • Black cumin 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick 2 (1 inch)
  • Cloves 4 - 5
  • Whole pepper corn 7 - 8
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • For Stock:
  • Onion 2
  • Garlic 2 bulb
  • Ginger 1 piece
  • Black cardamom 2 (whole)
  • White cumin 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds 2 tbsp
  • Salt as required

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Cooking Directions

  1. In a large skillet add mutton, 7 glasses water, salt, whole onions , garlic and ginger.

  2. Take a muslin cloth, put fennel seeds, whole coriander seeds, black cardamom and white cumin.

  3. Tie a tight knot and place into the skillet.

  4. Now cook this stock for approx forty five minutes, till meat tenders, separate meat from stock.

  5. Heat oil in another skillet.

  6. Add sliced onions and fry till they turn golden brown.

  7. Now add whipped yogurt to the onions in the skillet along with ginger garlic paste, green cardamoms, black cumin, pepper corn, cloves and green chilies.

  8. Stir fry the gravy for few minutes, then add mutton and cook till oil forms a layer over the gravy.

  9. Add the stock and heat until the mixture starts to boil.

  10. Drain the water from the soaked rice and add the rice to the skillet.

  11. Add salt and cook on a medium heat, till water dries.

  12. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.

  13. Serve in a dish with mint raita.

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Comments posted by users for Yakhni Pulao recipe:

  1. nice recipe,,,im going to try this today,,inshaALLAH ,, Plz also share Zarda recipe,,

    on Oct 10 2014 12:19AM Report Abuse AYESHA NAZ
  2. mje to zara b taste acha ne laga

    on Oct 4 2014 5:05AM Report Abuse SIRGEE
  3. I make this kind of pulav. It really tastes awesome. Instead of making a potli with given ingredients I boil them with water. This is my grandma's way of cooking :-D

    on Sep 21 2014 11:50AM Report Abuse Guest
  4. After water dries den how to steam?

    on Sep 21 2014 9:55AM Report Abuse ANU
  5. Today I cook very tasty????????

    on Sep 21 2014 3:53AM Report Abuse JAVAIDSADAF
  6. SOHA, One cup is equal to 225 grams.

    on Jul 25 2014 8:54PM Report Abuse KHANAPAKANA SUPPORT TEAM
  7. Pls tell the measurement of 1cup in gms.

    on Jul 25 2014 6:32PM Report Abuse SOHA

    on Mar 31 2013 10:20AM Report Abuse RIJA MAHMOOD KHAN

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