Yakhni Pulao

Yakhni Pulao is a punjabi Main Course. It’s a really very healthy and full of energy recipe. So try this easy & healthy homemade yakhni pulao recipe at home and enjoy the real taste of it.

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• Mutton 1 kg
• Water 16 cups
• Green chilies 6
• Garlic cloves 13
• 1/2 KG Basmati Rice
• Onion 1 large sliced
• White cumin 1 tsp
• Black cumin 1/2 tsp
• Small green cardamoms 5
• Big cardamoms 3
• Cinnamon sticks 3 pieces
• Star anise (baadyan ka phol) 1
• Whole black pepper 11
• Cloves 5
• Yogurt whisked 1 cup
• Oil/ ghee 3/4 cups
• Salt to taste


Soak rice in water for half an hour. Than Cook mutton with garlic cloves, green chilies, little bit salt and water till tender and so much so that it left with 2-3 cups of stock in it.
Heat up oil in a pan and fry onion till light golden brown
Add white cumin, black cumin, cinnamon sticks, star anise, small cardamoms, big cardamoms, cloves and black pepper whole and add meat in the pan, without stock. Fry for 3-4 minutes and add yogurt, cook for 4-5 minutes.
Measure 7-1/2 cups of stock with water and pour in the pan.
Add soaked rice too, without its water. Cook for 5 minutes on a high flame and on a low flame for 10 minutes than turn off the stove and let it be placed on the stove for 5-6 minutes for DAM. Now its ready to Serve with garnishing.

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Reviews on Yakhni Pulao

My friend is invited at my place on Eid 2nd day. I am thinking to make 2 recipes myself and my mother will make the dessert. This Yakhni Pulao recipe will surely be one of those dishes. I liked its way of cooking.
Maheen - Quetta 8/31/2016 12:58:55 AM