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Yakhni Pulao Recipe | Food Diaries
Yakhni Pulao Recipe | Food Diaries

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Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Yakhni Pulao and Punjabi Mutton Curry Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 30 July 2020.





  • Mutton 1 kg
  • Onion 2 sliced
  • Ginger Julienne 1 tbsp
  • Black peppercorns 20
  • Cloves 10
  • Cinnamon 2 inch pieces
  • Black cardamoms 2
  • Small cardamoms 2
  • Garlic 1 pod
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Anise seeds 3 tbsp
  • Coriander whole 4 tbsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Oil ¾ cup
  • Rice (soaked) 750 gm
  • Black cardamoms 2
  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick
  • Cloves 6
  • Black peppercorns 6
  • Ginger garlic 1 tbsp heaped
  • Chili powder 1 tsp
  • Green chili ground 1 tbsp
  • Brown onion ¾ cup
  • Salt 1 ½ tsp
  • Yogurt 1 cup

Make a spice bag with Onion, Ginger, Black peppercorns, Cloves, Cinnamon, Black cardamoms, Small cardamom, Garlic, Salt, Anise seeds, Coriander whole, add in a pan with mutton and 8 cups of water, cook till mutton nearly done and 4 cups stock left. Heat oil add whole spices, ginger garlic paste, fry well by adding little water, then add all the seasonings with brown onion and yogurt, fry well, add boiled mutton, cover and cook for 10 minutes, then add left over stock, when stock boiling add soaked rice, cook on medium flame for 10 minutes then lower heat, cook for 15 minutes till done.


  • Mutton 500 gm
  • Coriander powder 2 tbsp
  • Onions 4
  • Garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Cloves 4
  • Green cardamoms 5
  • Cinnamon stick 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Clarified butter 4 tbsp
  • Yoghurt 2 cups
  • Ginger paste 2 tsp
  • Redchili powder 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes 3
  • Peppercorns 8
  • All spice powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves to garnish


Melt clarified butter. Add cardamoms, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick. Sauté and add the sliced onions along with salt in it. Sauté till the onion turns light brown in color. Next, add ginger and garlic paste and cook the mixture until the raw smell disappears. Now, add turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder, tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are pulpy and cook until the oil separates from the masala. Add mutton, yoghurt and some water. Add chopped coriander leaves along with all spice powder just before serving.

Yakhni Pulao Recipe in Urdu and English

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