Yakhni Pulao Recipe

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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

How to make Yakhni Pulao


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.

Shireen Anwar Posted By: fahmeeda,

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Reviews & Comments (100)

qudsia - Quetta Jun 29, 2017
It was really good, meek, easy and operative way to make tasty and delicious yakhni pulao from meat. All of my family liked it very much. Keep on sharing simple recipes.
yasmeen - Malir Jun 19, 2017
Really very tender and succulent in taste and texture. I really loved this food. My mother is also liked it so much that she said to make it again in today’s dinner as well.
Hooriya - Muzaffarabad Jun 12, 2017
The name of this recipe seems very impressive and yummy as it includes the word “yakhni” with it. I hope that its taste will also be impressive like its name is.
Jameela - Islamabad Jun 01, 2017
I am so glad that by following your recipe I made a very great and tasty yakhni pulao, I am so proud of my cooking skills, lol , just kidding.
Shabana - Ali ghar May 24, 2017
My mother in law told me to make yakhni pulao for the lunch so I searched the internet for its recipe as I didn’t know it before. I hope it would be best in taste.


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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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How To Make Yakhni Pulao Recipe

How To Make Yakhni Pulao Recipe

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