Friday, February 10, 2012

yakhni pulao

yakhni pulao mean meat stock rice in which the meat is boiled with a lots of whole spices and water until soft.tradionally yakhni pulao is made of beef and beef stock which have more flavor. this recipe
is very flavor full and usually served with chana dal curry and salads.  

Serves 6                      
 yakhni pulao
1/2 kg meat chicken or lamb cut in to pieces
5 cups water
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 tbsp ginger grated
2 large onion peeled and sliced
4 cloves
8 black pepper corns
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
3 green cardamom
1 tsp aniseeds
1tsp coriander powder
 1 tsp white cumin seeds
1 tsp black cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt and pepper
1 large tomato chopped
1/4-cup canola oil
1 green chili
2 Tbs raisins
2 cups Pakistani basmati rice

Trim fats from the meat and wash with cold water.
Put water in a heavy based saucepan add meat   and ginger garlic and half of onion and all the spices bring to boil and than reduce the heat, cover and allow to cook the meat. Fry the onion until golden add tomatoes and stir add salt and pepper and add to the stock and let boil gently until the meat get cook and soft. Remove the meat in separate plate and strain   the stock   discard the spices add meat to frying pan and left over oil add garam masala and fry for 2 minutes add to stock and rice and raisins and let it cook till the water dries and rice done, you can cook it pot or rice cooker. Fluff up the rice with fork transfer serving dish. Note. Measure the stock 4-cup stock for 2-cup rice.


  1. Hi, can u tell me if u know sooji tukray or darbeesh !!! Its like daimonda shape sweet served in islamabad containes rice flour sheera ghee, hard texture. I m looking for recipe . Thank u

  2. hi, bibi yes this sweet is very simple,
    take 1- 1/4cup soji
    1/4 cup ghee
    1/2cup sugar
    1/4 cup water
    cardamom 2 ground
    first cook the soji and ghee until light golden add cardamom and nut mix and off the another sauce pan add sugar and water and cook until thick syrup made mix it with soji and pour this hot mixture in a grease tray press it and let it cool cut the desire shape .also add more nut nut ground them.hope this will help thanks and welcome to pakistani home cooking

  3. also the sugar syrup must be thick

  4. Hey any one knows how to make a yakhni pulao in a simple way if u know please please tell me

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