Friday, February 02, 2007

Yakhni Pulao


1 Kg Mutton
4 cups Basmati Rice
3 Medium Onions
1 Pod Garlic
2 inch of Cinnamon Sticks
5-6 Cloves
2 tsp of Saunf
2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
3 tsp salt
8-10 Peppercorns
5 whole green chillies
3 tbsp lemon juice

Wash the Mutton, add 1 sliced onion, 1 full pod of peeled garlic, cinnamon sticks, cloves, saunf, coriander seeds, peppercorns and 2 tsp of salt. Add water till the meat is covered and one inch above. Boil till the meat is cooked. Now remove the meat pieces aside and strain the yakhni (stock) and keep it aside.

Take a Vessel put 5-6 tbsp of oil , put the flame on high. Add 2 sliced onions fry until brown (remove some aside for garnishing) . Now add 8-9 peppercorns, 2-3 green cardamoms, 2 bay leaves . Add the boiled meat, soaked & strained rice. Add 6 cups of yakhni (stock), whole green chillies and 1 tsp salt and 3 tbsp of lemon juice. If you need more salt you can add as per you taste. Mix and keep it on high flame until the water starts boiling. Stir it once and close the cover and on very slow flame cook the rice for 15 minutes without opening the lid.

The rice is very aromatic., you may garnish it with browned onions and serve it just like that. Children will enjoy this Pullao coz it is not spicy and very delicious.

1 comment:

Asha said...

Hi Adrian,I have heard of Yakhni Pulao but never tried it.Looks delicious,thanks for the recipe!:))