yakhni pulao recipe | vegetable yakhni pilaf | veg yakhni pulao

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yakhni pulao recipe | vegetable yakhni pilaf | veg yakhni pulao with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique style of preparing the traditional pilaf or pulao recipe with vegetables and vegetable stock. traditionally yakhni pulao is mainly prepared with choice of meat and chicken stock, but this recipe post is vegetarian version of it. the vegetable yakhni pilaf tastes great with spicy curry, dal or raita recipes.
vegetable yakhni pilafyakhni pulao recipe | vegetable yakhni pilaf | veg yakhni pulao with step by step photo and video recipe. unlike other pulao recipes, yakhni pilaf recipes are prepared with a different techniques and methods. the main ingredient for yakhni recipes is the broth or stock which is used to boil and cook the rice / vegetables. in addition a choice of meat is added while boiling, however in this recipe i have only vegetables with veg stock for not meat eaters.

it is perhaps one of the popular rice recipe from north india cuisine and also from pakistan. yakhni pulao is one of the delicacy awadhi cuisine which is native to lukhnow, uttar pradesh. it is very popular among the native mulsim community of lukhnow and is a must rice recipe with their celebration feast. in addition it is also a popular pilaf recipe in kashmiri cuisine and is mainly prepared with chicken stock. the rice, spices and vegetables are cooked and boiled in a choice of stock which makes it flavorful and full of aroma. yakhni pilaf is even compared with the traditional lukhnowi biryani recipe and you may find some argument about the similarity. but i personally believe that both are totally different recipes with biryani more stronger on spices.

yakhni pulao recipewhile the recipe for yakhni pulao is extremely simple, yet some tips and recommendations for a perfect pilaf recipe. firstly, as i mentioned previously, yakhni pilaf is traditionally prepared with chicken stock and choice of meat. if you are comfortable with meat than feel free to use them. secondly, the quantity of stock or broth should be approximately 1:2 ratio of rice and stock. if you are running short of it, you can extend it by adding more water. lastly, i would heavily recommend to use soaked basmati rice for this recipe for best results. i had tried once with sona masuri and i wasn’t happy with the end result.

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Recipe type: rice
Cuisine: awadhi
Serves: 3 Servings
Ingredients
for veg stock:
  • 2½ cup water
  • ½ carrot, chopped
  • ¼ potato, cubed
  • 10 florets cauliflower / gobi
  • ½ onion, petals
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
for pulao:
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 30 minutes
  • 2 tbsp fried onion
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 5 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp fennel and ½ tsp pepper.
  2. add in 1 onion and saute well
  3. also saute 1 tsp ginger garlic paste till the raw aroma disappears.
  4. further add in boiled vegetables and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. now add ¼ cup curd and saute on low flame .
  6. additionally add in 2 cups of prepared veg stock and 1 slit green chilli. mix well.
  7. add in 1 cup basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes and mix well.
  8. further add 2 tbsp fried onion and 2 tbsp coriander.
  9. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or till rice gets cooked completely. you can alternatively pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  10. finally, serve veg yakhni pulao with raita or paneer curries.


how to make yakhni pulao recipe with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, prepare the veg stock by boiling vegetables in 2½ cup water along with 1 tsp salt.
    yakhni pulao recipe
  2. simmer for 10 minutes or till vegetables get half cooked.
    yakhni pulao recipe
  3. drain off and reserve the stock.
    yakhni pulao recipe
  4. in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 5 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp fennel and ½ tsp pepper.
    yakhni pulao recipe
  5. add in 1 onion and saute well.
    yakhni pulao recipe
  6. also saute 1 tsp ginger garlic paste till the raw aroma disappears.
    vegetable yakhni pilaf
  7. further add in boiled vegetables and saute for 2 minutes.
    vegetable yakhni pilaf
  8. now add ¼ cup curd and saute on low flame.
    vegetable yakhni pilaf
  9. additionally add in 2 cups of prepared veg stock and 1 slit green chilli. mix well.
    vegetable yakhni pilaf
  10. add in 1 cup basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes and mix well.
    veg yakhni pulao
  11. further add 2 tbsp fried onion and 2 tbsp coriander.
    veg yakhni pulao
  12. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or till rice gets cooked completely. you can alternatively pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
    veg yakhni pulao
  13. finally, serve veg yakhni pulao with raita or paneer curries.
    yakhni pulao recipe


notes:

  • firstly, use freshly prepared veg stock or store brought stock.
  • also, add vegetables of your choice to make it more nutritious.
  • additionally, do not over cook vegetables while prepareing veg stock, as we are further cooking it with rice.
  • finally, veg yakhni pulao taste great when prepared with concentrated veg stock.

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  1. Hi Hebbar.. I just love the way you post the videos.. so clean so doable.. and to the point.. everyone in the family is a big fan.. and we all read your recipes the moment we get the notifications.. keep the great job going.. one query.. could you tell us what cookware do you use.. the kadais and the cookpots..

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