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Mutton Yakhni Pulao


Mutton Yakhni Pulao

Mutton Yakhni Pulao



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Mutton cooked with masalas is stirred in with seasoned rice and topped off with mutton stock.


  • For the mutton :

    1 kg mutton, cut into pieces

    2 Tbsp coriander seeds

    1 onion, roughly chopped

    2 inch piece of ginger

    12 cloves of garlic

    2 bay leaves

    4-5 green cardamoms

    2 cinnamon sticks

    6-7 cloves water

    For the pulao :

    3-4 Tbsp olive oil

    2 bay leaves

    6-7 cloves

    4-5 cinnamon sticks

    4-5 green cardamom

    7-8 onions, thinly sliced length-wise

    2 heaped Tbsp ground ginger

    4 heaped Tbsp ground garlic

    1 grated nutmeg

    1 tsp cinnamon powder

    2 cups of basmati rice

    4 cups of mutton stock

    Salt, to taste


For the mutton:

Tie up the onion and all the spices into a small cloth (potli) and cook it with the meat. Add enough water.

For the pulao:

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed vessel. Add the whole spices to it.

Once they start spluttering, add the onions. Fry till they turn golden brown in color.

Add ginger and garlic and stir for some time.

Add nutmeg and cinnamon powder and mix well.

Mix in the cooked mutton and the rice.

Sprinkle salt over it and continue to stir.

Add the mutton stock and mix well.

Cover it with a heavy lid to prevent the steam from escaping.

Cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot with raita or chutney.

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Key Ingredients: Mutton, Rice, coriander seeds, onion, ginger, garlic, bay leaf, green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, olive oil, nutmeg, basmati rice