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Yakhni Pulao Recipe

Shireen Anwar    Posted By: fahmeeda,
Yakhni Pulao
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Yakhni Pulao is a Pakistani recipe originated from Punjab province. Yakhni Pulao is a main course meal, prepared with rice and yakni of meat (usually mutton) and some other spices like cloves, chillis, onions and cumin. While cooking this recipe, yukhni is permeated into rice which is the actual specialty of the dish. If you cook it with perfection, it's taste will beat all the other rice recipes. Here is the recipe of yakhni palao by chef Shireen Anwar.
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Tags: mutton yukhni pulao, mutton pulao yukhni wala, how to make yakni pulao, pulaw


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

Yakhni Pulao Method / Tarika:

1. 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.
2. Heat up oil in a pan and fry onion till light golden brown
3. 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.
4. Measure 7-1/2 cups of stock with water and pour in the pan.
5. 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 & Comments (82)
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Ayesha Naveed - Lahore Aug 23, 2015
My family including nana or nani jan loves to enjoy the taste of chicken yakhni with salad & raita, i made it all at home easily because of your easy method.. please also share the recipes of beef yakhni, these are the best food item of my family
Shabana Nadeem - Multan Aug 22, 2015
Yummy in Taste and easy to cook all types of pilao at home, Best efforts on every side, time management, easy method, using healthy ingredients for yakhni pulao etc... Appreciate you team members including cooking expert..
Shabnam Hussain - Faislabad Aug 18, 2015
Its the perfect time of making pilao and i must try once at home for the dinner, Yakhni flavor is very difficult to forget from mind and your other pilao and biryani recipes are very delicious as i made it first time at home, Thanks KFoods
Suman Jameel - Lahore Aug 06, 2015
Pilao waise to bohat se khaye bhe hein or banaye bhe hein magar aisa kabhe na khaya or na banaya, it looks very tasty and surely i will make it at home for my Husband on the coming weekend, thanks
Nasra Khalid - Karachi Jul 27, 2015
Innovative and yummy dish in my listing, always i enjoy it with salad & raita and try to serve it in front of my family. Now i it can be made at home too so i will show the recipe to my Anty and others


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