Mutton Yakhni Pulao

Mutton Yakhni Pulao is a very flavorful rice, cooked in mutton stock or yakhni. Firstly, Yakhni is prepared using mutton pieces and a bouquet of spices . The rice is then cooked in the stock . Finally, steam cook it (dum) for 10 minutes. Serve it with your favorite gravy or raita.

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Ingredients:

  1. mutton – 1/2 kg
  2. basmati rice – 1/2 kg
  3. onion – 1 + 1large (sliced)
  4. green chilly – 6
  5. ginger-garlic paste – 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
  6. ghee – 2 tablespoon
  7. yoghurt – 1 cup
  8. salt
  9. oil

For bouquet Garni / potly :

  1. cardamom – 4
  2. cloves – 6
  3. cinnamon – 2 inch
  4. nutmeg – 1/4 piece
  5. black peppercorn – 1/2 teaspoon
  6. coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
  7. mace – 1/2 teaspoon
  8. cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  9. fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
  10. bay leaf – 1

Method :

  • Wash the rice well. Soak it for 30 minutes. Drain and keep it aside . Clean the mutton pieces well.

To Prepare Yakhni :-

  • In a muslin cloth, place all the ingredients mentioned under bouquet garni. Wrap and tie it well so that the spices don’t come out.
  • In a cooker, put the mutton pieces, 1 medium onion (sliced) , 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste and 4 green chillies . Place the bouquet garni in. Add required salt and water(until mutton pieces sink). Cook for 3-4 whistles or until mutton becomes tender.
  •  Let it cool. Open the cooker. Strain 3 cups of mutton stock (yakhni) and keep it aside. Also, take out the mutton pieces and set aside.

To Prepare Yakhni Pulao :

  • Heat oil + ghee  in a pot. Fry 1 large onion until it turns brown (caramelize) . add a few whole spices (like cardamom, cloves, cumin seeds, pepper corns, cinnamon ).
  • Add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and 2 green chillies. Combine well.
  • Add cooked meat and yoghurt. Mix well. add salt as required.
  • Add the reserved mutton stock (yakhni) . Once it starts boiling, add the rice. Combine well.
  • Cook until water is almost dried up.
  • Then cook on dum (steam cook) for about 10 minutes.

Mutton Yakhni pulao is ready. Serve it with Mirchi ka salan or Khatta Baingan

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