Eid Special:Yakhni Pulao(Spicy Mutton Rice)

A simple, vary basic yet a classic dish. It is very easy to make and it wouldn’t take much of your time. This means you can spend more time with your loved ones on this busy eid.

Preparation Time:30 min

Cooking time: 1 hr



For the Stock

Mutton 1 kg

Salt to taste

Garlic 8-12 cloves

Onion(large) 1

Black cardamom 2

Cinnamon 2-3 sticks

Coriander seeds 1tbsp

Black peppercorn 1tsp

Star Anis 1

Bay leaf 1

Clove 4

For Rice

Basmati Rice 1 kg

Onion(medium) 3 thinly sliced

Cumin seeds 1bsp

Red pepper 1 tsp

Ginger paste 1tsp

Stock 8 cups

Oil 1 cup


  • Pour in 12 cups of water in a pan.
  • Add mutton, onion, ginger, garlic, black cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorn,star anis, cloves and salt.
  • Let it cook until meat is tender and you have 8 cups of stock.
  • Separate the meat and sieve the stock.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry onion in it until golden brown.
  • Add mutton and fry to get a good caramelized look.
  • Add ginger paste, red pepper and cumin seeds and fry.
  • Pour in mutton stock and let it come to a boil.
  • Add rice and cook.
  • When water is dried out, lower the heat.
  • Remove the pan cover, put a cloth on the pan and then cover the pan with the lid.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Dish it out and serve with raita.
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  1. Wow this i’m gonna learn something new today :) . Thanks for sharing the ingredients and recipe. I will try your recipe at home :) .

  2. Yeah, I know this recipe. My boyfriend is a Muslim and I already tasted most of their dishes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I was searching for Yakhni Pulao recipe and finally got it! Thanks Farrukh!

  4. one of the best dishes for Eid and ramadan .even more lavish food is nalli nihari and zarda .

    thanks for the sharing

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