How To Make Yakhni Pulao Recipe

yakhni pulao recipe

1. Add meat, green chili, salt and turmeric powder in a pan and cook.

yakhni pulao recipe

2. When meat water is dried out, roast the meat.


3. Take a malmal cloth, add fennel, black peppercorns, white cumin, black cumin, whole coriander, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and garlic and make a bag. Put this bag into roasted meat.


4. Add water and one onion and cook meat is tender.


5. When meat is tender, take the bag out and sift the meat with a sieve so that yakhni is separated.


6. Squeeze the bag and take the liquid out. Take ginger and garlic from the bag, squeeze the garlic, take its pulp out and chop the ginger.


7. Soak the rice in water half hour earlier.


8. Heat the oil in a pan and fry onions to golden brown.


9. Take all the onions out of pan but half tablespoon.


10. Add the ginger and garlic into pan (which you took from yakhni) and fry.


11. Add cloves, cinnamon, white cumin, black peppercorn and bay leaves.


12. Add yogurt; add meat when yogurt water is dried out, after roasting for one minute, add yakhni and Chinese salt.


13. When yakhni reaches the boiling point, add rice and mix well. Then add salt and cook on fast flame.


14. When water is likely to dry, reduce the flame level, cover the pan and put it on dam.


15. Add fried onions over the rice and place for dam so that rice are cooked completely. When rice kanni is finished, yakhni pulao is ready.


16. Take it out in a place, sprinkle fried onions and serve.


Yakhni Pulao

Yakhni Pulao is prepared in two stages:

1st Stage:

  1. Meat ... 1 kg (chest)

  2. Salt ... as per taste

  3. Turmeric Powder ... 1 teaspoon

  4. Green Chili ... as per taste

  5. Fennel ... 2 tablespoons

  6. Black Cumin ... 1 teaspoon

  7. White Cumin .... 1 tablespoon

  8. Ginger .... 2 inch long piece

  9. Garlic .... 1 whole piece

  10. Whole Coriander .... 2 tablespoons

  11. Onion.... 1 piece medium size

  12. Clove .... 4,5 pieces

  13. Cinnamon .... 1 large piece

  14. Cardamom .... 1

  15. Black Peppercorns .... 10 to 12

Yakhni Method

Add meat into a pan, then add salt, green chili, turmeric powder and place on stove for cooking. When meat water is dried out, roast the meat well.

Take a malmal cloth, add fennel, black peppercorns, white cumin, black cumin, whole coriander, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and garlic and make a bag. Put this bag, water and an onion into roasted meat. When meat is tender and yakhni is ready, take the bag out and sift the meat using a sieve to extract the yakhni from meat. Squeeze the bag to wipe out the liquid; take garlic and ginger out of the bag. Squeeze garlic with a spoon and take its pulp. Chop the ginger fine.

Yakhni for pulao is ready.

2nd Stage

  1. Rice ... 750 grams (3/4 kg)

  2. Yakhni and garlic (which you added to meat earlier)

  3. Chopped ginger (which you added to meat earlier)

  4. White cumin ... 1 tea spoon

  5. Cloves ... 3,4

  6. Cinnamon ... 1 large piece

  7. Black peppercorn: ... 8 to 10

  8. Bay leaves: ... 2,3

  9. Salt: ... as per taste

  10. Chinese salt: ... 1 tablespoon

  11. Onions: ... 2 (make thin slices)

  12. Oil: ... half mug

Yakhni Pulao Method

Soak rice in water earlier 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan, when oil is heated up, add onions and fry till they are golden brown. Take fried onions out of the pan but leave one tablespoon onions inthe pan. Now put the garlic you took out from yakhni and roast very well. Now add cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorn, bay leaves and white cumin, roast for a minute and add yogurt. When yogurt water is dried out, add meat, roast for 2 minutes and add yakhni and Chinese salt. Cook on high flame. When rice water starts getting dried, cover the pan and lower the flame and leave it for dam. Do not use the ladle in the meanwhile otherwise rice will break. When rice water is dried out completely, and rice is cooked, revert the rice into a place for the time and add fried onions over the rice. Then place on stove for dam until it is completely cooked. When rice kanni is finished, yummy yakhni pulao is ready. Serve hot with raaita and salad.

See also: Masoor Keema Pulao Recipe


Yakhni Pulao is a juicy, salty, rice and meat dish. Cooked in several natural herbs and spices (i.e. White cumin, Garlic Cloves, Cinnamon, Black peppercorn and Bay leaves), this dish is one of the healthiest & yummiest Pakistani dish. The meat used in Yakhni Pulao is most usually, beef. Because beef gives Yakhni Pulao its real taste and aroma however it is also cooked with mutton and chicken. The rice is set to boil in a delicious Yakhni which is first cooked with spices, herbs, salt and meat. As the rice develops in Yakhni, it does so by absorbing juicy and flavorful Yakhni in it. The Pulao is then topped with fried onion which adds even more taste to the dish.

Yakhni Pulao is served on many occasions. It is cooked in usual days too however a plate serving Yakhni Pulao in Eid occasions delight the heart like nothing else.

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The Yakhni Pulao method is hard to set up that is the reason I simply made it one time however nobody in my home like the flavor of it since it isn't a lot of fiery which I expect too it is difficult

Apr 06, 2020 yamna Kalam

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Jul 24, 2019 Arish KHI

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Nov 12, 2018 mariam sakhar

I love ur recipe, my husband love it, u explain step by step, so easy to make, thanks for sharing.

Sep 20, 2018 Anjali Uk

I was learning from my mom on how to make yakhni pulao recipe and I didn't understand a word she said so I found this recipe and I am now making it step by step. Just wanted to say that it is very well explained.

Sep 05, 2018 Wajiha lahore

really this is a delicious yakhni pulao recipe. I have made many kinds of pulao and from those pulao recipes, I like only yakhni pulao.

Mar 12, 2018 areeba marvi larkana

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Dec 08, 2017 shahnaz tariq abbottabad

Yakhni pulao, beef or either chicken yakhni which gives a great taste, in fact sometimes better than chicken biryani. I sometimes order yakhni pulao for lunch in place of biryani. And my friends also like it and prefer pulao over biryani.

Nov 27, 2017 Saleem Lahore

Thanks for sharing my favorite pulao recipe. It is a nice rice food that has no match. Even biryani has no match with it. Beef pulao and matar pulao are also my favorite ones that I keep enjoying several times.

Nov 22, 2017 Rani Hyderabad

yakhni pulao is the best choice for enjoying for a full-fledged meal at home. I would make it with the help of your recipe and I have many options when it comes to cook rice however i shall love to cook yakhni pulao the most.

Nov 13, 2017 Raeesa Bahawalpur

thanks i will make this pulao because my family members like pulao more than biryani or any other foods. Thats why I keep searching various kinds of pulao recipes and this time I cook pulao step by step with your recipe

Nov 08, 2017 Maria Tando Adam Khan

Wow this is a delicious yakhni pulao recipe. I have made many kinds of pulao and from those pulao recipes, I like only yakhni and tikka pulao. Other ones are ordinary so that's why I want to make this one always.

Oct 29, 2017 Rabia Sukkur

yakhni pulo 1kilo gusht ma dahi ki miqdar kitni dalay?

Oct 23, 2017 maryam karachi

I love enjoying rice recipes especially pulao ones. They are very delicious and tasteful main course foods. Sometimes it looks more delicious than biryani ones. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe I will try it.

Oct 17, 2017 Ambreen Gujrat

Near my office there is a shop, they have very delicious foods especially they offer beautiful and tasty pulao. I don't know whether that is a yakhni pulao or some other pulao however that is very tasty and I like to eat it again and again.

Oct 11, 2017 Nomi Islamabad

Yakhni pulao is best rice recipe. In fact now if we tell someone to make a pulao, by default it is understood that we are talking about yakhni pualo. yes, it is that much tasty.

Sep 27, 2017 Batool Hyderabad

Very nice and delicious recipes and I will try it

Sep 10, 2017 Ubaid Okara

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Sep 06, 2017

My father in law told me to make yakhni pulao for him that’s why I did so. He was so happy to taste and he said that it is really delicious and tasty. Keep up the good work.

Jun 29, 2017 Rohi rawalpindi

I think this is one of the best way to provide yakhni pulao to all the students who like to eat pulao. Please promote the love for students and share some more recipes for students

Jun 19, 2017 Naeema Nawab Shah

The one who desires to eat yakhni pulao should think of making it by following the recipe shared here on the internet. By following this recipe one can easily prepare it.

Jun 12, 2017 Beena Khanewal

Yakhni pulao is so common dish in our home, but still I wanted to make it in different way by adding some different taste in it.

Jun 01, 2017 Maria multan

Recipe for yakhni pulao shared here is surely a worth trying recipe for all the house wives as I tried it and found it very succulent and delectable to eat.

May 24, 2017 Fariha Kulkata

My younger son always likes to eat pulao. So I made it for him and he was so happy that his mother has cooked his favorite food. I am grateful to you for sharing the wonderful recipe.

May 17, 2017 gazala Mirpur khaas

yakhni pulao is the best Pakistani recipe to enjoy in lunch or dinner. try it yourself and you will agree with me. Just bring some chicken and other spices are usually available in our kitchen. I have made this yakhni puloa many times before but this time, I will make it with pulao recipes at kfoods.

May 03, 2017 Naheed Peshawar

Now you can make the yakhni pulao by easy method otherwise when the womes make it at home so that has quite difficult method to make this yakhni pulao but now we have this recipe that helps to make it easily

Apr 28, 2017 haleema karachi

thank you kfoods.com for giving a very marvellous recipe for making yakhni pulau. It has definitely made it very easy for me to make this rice. It's described in very easy steps.

Apr 24, 2017 Uzma Hyderabad

yakhni pulao is superb dish made from rice that I keep eating. I see here it is a nice recipe and my wife will also be happy to cook this recipe.

Apr 20, 2017 Talib Lahore

Among all rice recipes, I only made biryani and I didn't like anything other than it earlier but once coincidentally I tasted yakhni pulao, since then I give it equal importance to biryani. like this recipe, will follow it ahead.

Apr 17, 2017 Rubina Karachi

I made this pulao for my mother when she was ill. This pulao helped me a lot to bring back her energy as it is very healthy to eat. I am very grateful to you for this helpful recipe.

Mar 29, 2017 Binyameen Notingham

I was searching the internet for the recipe of pulao that can be made by adding yakhni to it and finally I have found it here on your page. Thanks a lot

Mar 26, 2017 gaziyan chinot

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Mar 16, 2017 Rupali Mumbai

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Mar 08, 2017 rubab gujranwala

this yakhni pulau is awesome and amazing. However I want to make it with beef, these days I am preferring beef over chicken so I will cook this dish with cow meat. Rest thing is that it is a wonderful recipe, all process is described in a nice way. I keep cooking such rice dishes because rice are my favorites and also my husband's.

Mar 06, 2017 Umme Hani Islamabad

I like to eat pulao more than biryani. Near our office, a restaurant has started offering yakhni pulao which is awesome. I am very happy to enjoy it often in the lunch. Since this is the best recipe, I will also try it at home.

Mar 01, 2017 Hammad Lahore

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Jul 20, 2016 Farheen Yasir Karachi

Yakhni palau is a wonderful dish. I like it with chicken and shami kabab. It tastes better than any other rice dishes.

May 06, 2016 Numaira

very very interesting. it is very easy to cook with your recipe. thanks for making it easy for us to make such a tasty pulao

Jun 06, 2015 khola Manama

nice. yakhni pulao is very tasty and you made it easy at all.

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May 14, 2015 Nisa Karachi

Very tasty I like Yakhni Pulao with riata and salad.

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