Yakhni Pulao Recipe, How to make Yakhni Pulao
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Vegetarian Version of Yakhni Pulao recipe made with vegetable stock.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Pakistani
Serves: 4
  • 1 and ½ cups Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups Mixed Vegetables
  • 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 tsp Shahi jeera
  • 4 tbsp curd/yoghurt
  • salt (adjust to taste)
  1. Pre-Preparation: soak Basmati Rice with enough water for 15 mins or before you start cooking.
  2. Slice the onion and keep aside. Chop the vegetables into medium sized pieces.
  3. Make the Yakhni First (vegetable stock)Boil water in medium flame and then add the vegetables. Once the vegetable started boiling at the stock cubes. If your stock cube is salty then no need to add the salt.
  4. Drain the vegetables and take out the stack in a separate bowl keep aside.
  5. Marinate the vegetables,Take the boiled vegetables in a bowl. Add the spices and then ginger garlic paste and curd.
  6. Let it to marinate for few minutes. Meanwhile fry the cashew nuts and onion separately to golden brown.reserve it for garnishing.
  7. Heat ghee in a pan, add the shahi jeera and then add the marinated vegetables.
  8. Add the vegetable stock and let it to boil. Finally add the rice and cook it. Once rice completely
  9. cooked well add the fired onion and cashews, garnish it and serve.
Tips for make Yakhni Pulao Recipe:
Use basmati Rice to make Yakhni Pulao. Wash and soak the rice at least for 15 mins before you cook.
i have used ghee but you can use oil+ghee also.
If you have ready made roasted onions you can use that also.
You can add green chilies if you want the rice to be spicy.
I have used the stock cubes you can skip that and use the only the vegetable stocks.
Adjust the salt as per you taste bud. I didn't add salt because the stock cube itself salty.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at http://www.premascook.com/2016/06/yakhni-pulao-recipe.html