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Yakhni Pulao

Yakhni Pulao
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time

45 minutes

8 persons
Here we give you a delicious Mutton Yakhni Pulao Recipe. A combination of mutton and rice which is famous in Kashmir. A very tasty preparation indeed.
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Source:  Chef Shireen Anwar in Masala Mornings on Masala Cooking
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  • Yukhni cut Mutton 1 kg (1/2 kg leg, 250gm chest,2 50 gm chops)
  • Water 16 cups
  • Green chilies 6
  • Garlic cloves 13
  • Basmati rice 1/2 kg
  • 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

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Cooking Directions

  1. Soak rice in water for half an hour.

  2. 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.

  3. Heat up oil in a pan and fry onion till light golden brown

  4. Add white cumin, black cumin, cinnamon sticks, star anise, small cardamoms, big cardamoms, cloves and black pepper whole.

  5. Add meat in the pan, without stock. Fry for 3-4 minutes and add yogurt, cook for 4-5 minutes.

  6. Measure 7-1/2 cups of stock with water and pour in the pan.

  7. Add soaked rice too, without its water.

  8. Cook for 5 minutes on a high flame and on a low flame for 10 minutes.

  9. Turn off the stove and let it be placed on the stove for 5-6 minutes for DAM.

  10. Serve with garnishing.

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Comments posted by users for Yakhni Pulao recipe:

  1. I tried yr receipe shireen aunty it turn out excellent

    on Sep 8 2015 2:32AM Report Abuse MELISSA
  2. I made it, but still need more spicy. Its good.

    on Apr 9 2013 8:09AM Report Abuse SALEHA
  3. vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery worst

    on Apr 22 2012 2:41AM Report Abuse UNKNOWN
  4. yakhni pulao(shereen anwar)

    on Dec 7 2011 12:09PM Report Abuse NADIA
  5. Mahwish, oh yes here was a little mistake in recipe's step and a word which have been corrected now, and its highly appreciated recognizing that error. Thank you!

    on Nov 16 2011 5:52PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  6. I guess this recipe needs fixing. Point no. 7 should be "add soaked rice too, without the water". Apparently in the recipe there is directions as to when the rice should be added. Regards, Mahwish.

    on Nov 16 2011 5:25PM Report Abuse MAHWISH KHAN
  7. its delicious

    on Aug 14 2011 10:45AM Report Abuse SHAZIA

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