Yakhni Pulao

Mutton and rice spiced with fennel and ginger. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Yakhni Pulao
Main Ingredients Mutton, Rice
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Course Rice
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Yakhni Pulao

  • 1/2 kilogram Mutton 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seed (saunf) powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dry ginger powder (soonth)
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2-3 Black peppercorns
  • 2 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Caraway seeds (shahi jeera)
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 3 Green chillies stemmed
  • 3 cups Mutton stock
  • 1 cup Yogurt


  1. Soak rice in three cups of water for half an hour. Drain and set aside. Mix mutton with salt, fennel powder, dry ginger powder, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaves and green cardamom powder.
  2. Leave to marinate for about half an hour. Heat ghee in a pan. Add caraway seeds and asafoetida, sauté for a few seconds. Add the marinated mutton and sauté for two to three minutes.
  3. Add salt and whole green chillies. Add mutton stock and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In another vessel whisk yogurt till smooth and add it to the mutton little by little stirring all the time so that the gravy is uniform. Add drained rice and mix well.
  5. Cook on high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and cook till both mutton and rice are done. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2181
Carbohydrates 181
Protein 251.2
Fat 50.2