Yakhni Recipe

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How To Make Yakhni
  • Recipe By: Sarah Khan
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Yakhni Recipe: Succulent pieces of mutton are infused with cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves and a host of other Kashmiri flavours and balanced out in a thick yogurt based gravy.

Ingredients of Yakhni

  • 1 kg meat-cut from breast of lamb
  • 1 cup mustard /refined oil
  • 5 cups of yogurt
  • 4 tsp fennel powder
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 brown cardamom
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 2 tsp black cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp corn flour and salt to taste

How to Make Yakhni

  • 1.Wash the meat and drain the water.
  • 2.Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • 3.Put bay leaves, cinnamon stick, clove, asafoetida liquid and the meat together and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 4.Add 3 cups of water and rest of the powdered spices, pressure for 10 minutes.
  • 5.Beat yogurt in a bowl, mix the cumin seeds into it and add to the meat into the pressure cooker.
  • 6.Keep stirring till mixed well with the meat.
  • 7.Mix 2 tsp of corn flour in 3 tbsp of water and add to the gravy, it thickens the gravy.
  • 8.Coarsely grind brown and green cardamom, add to the meat it gives you wonderful flavour, serve with rice.