Mutton Yakhni | How to make Mutton Yakhni

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By Bindiya Sharma
Created on 18th Feb 2016
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About Mutton Yakhni

A light, flavourful yogurt based curry that is excellent with freshly steamed rice and vinegar-ed onions. Traditionally Kashmiri pandits do not use onions or garlic but this version is far more delicious and has evolved in my home over the years!

Mutton Yakhni is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Mutton Yakhni by Bindiya Sharma has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 6 people. You can find Mutton Yakhni at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Mutton Yakhni takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Mutton Yakhni is a good option for you. The flavour of Mutton Yakhni is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Mutton Yakhni on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Mutton Yakhni recipe on the page below.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves6People
Mutton Yakhni

Ingredients to make Mutton Yakhni

  • 1 kg Mutton(chest pieces with fat)
  • 1/2 cup Mustard oil(smoked)
  • 2 tsp Fennel powder(saunf,fresh ground)
  • 2 Bay Leaves(tejpatta)
  • Dried ginger powder(saunth)- 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder(kali mirchi)
  • 8 Black Cardamoms(moti elaichi, crushed)
  • 4 Green Cardamoms(choti elaichi, crushed)
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint(sookha pudina, crushed)
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi(crushed)
  • 1 piece Cinnamon(dalchini)
  • 4-5 cloves(laung)
  • 1 1/2 kgs Curd(beaten well)
  • 3 tbsp Gramflour(besan)
  • 3-4 Onions- ground coarsely
  • 6-7 Garlic cloves
  • a square piece of Muslin cloth to make a spice bag

How to make Mutton Yakhni

  1. Tie up the black cardamom, cinnamon, green cardamom and cloves in the Muslin cloth to make the spice bag and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2- 3 cups water in a pressure cooker and add the spice bag and mutton pieces. Let cook for 2-3 whistles only or till mutton is almost tender. Be careful , do not overcook as we will be frying the mutton pieces later.
  3. Drain out the mutton. Reserve the liquid and fish out the spice bag.
  4. Take a portion of the beaten curd and add besan to it(this ensures that curd does not curdle). Add in the remaining curd and blend well in a blender.
  5. In another pan add the remaining oil and flash fry the mutton pieces gently. Keep aside.
  6. Take a heavy pan next and add in half of the oil. Add the onions and garlic and saute till pink but NOT browned, as the yakhni is essentially white in colour.Make a fine paste out of these, so that they are no where visible in the yakhni.
  7. Add the onions back in the pan along with the curd. At this stage you have to stir the yakhni continously so as to avoid lumps. Once slightly thick add in the mutton pieces as well as the reserved liquor in which the mutton was boiled.
  8. Add fennel seed powder, bay leaves, ginger powder, salt, black pepper, mint and kasuri methi. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes and serve hot.

Reviews for Mutton Yakhni (2)

Nabodita Sinha8 months ago
Simple yet delicious

Trishna Gogoia year ago

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