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Murg Yakhni Pulao

Mukulika Sengupta
0 minutes
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Murg Yakhni Pulao RECIPE

The inspiration of this dish comes form a television show called Farah ki Dawat.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Awadhi
  • Simmering
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 chicken ( cut boneless strips and reserve the rest)
  2. For the yakhni: 1 onion quartered
  3. 4-5 garlic pods
  4. 1 tbsp ginger cut in julienne style
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. 1 javitri/mace
  7. 2 green and black cardamoms
  8. 2 tbsp whole coriander seeds
  9. 2-3 cloves
  10. 10 peppercorns
  11. 1 cinnamon
  12. 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  13. 1 tbsp salt
  14. For the pulao : 1 cup basmati rice washed and soaked
  15. 2 potatoes quartered
  16. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  17. 2 onions and tomatoes sliced fine
  18. 1 tbsp ginger paste and garlic paste
  19. 1 cup curd
  20. 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  21. salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice as you start working on the dish.
  2. Take 4 cups of water in a pan, add the yakhni masalas and the reserved chicken pieces. Boil this for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile start cooking the pulao. Heat some ghee, and add in the cumin seeds. Then put in the ginger-garlic paste. Saute and cook this.
  4. Then add the sliced onions and cook till they turn brown. Add in the quartered potatoes and fry them on high heat. Then lower the heat and add the tomatoes, cook till they become mushy.
  5. Now put in the garam masala and salt to taste. Pour in the curd and stir for about 5 minutes. Next, add the chicken pieces. Cover this and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Finally put in the soaked rice and the yakhni stock. Bring it to a boil, Cover and simmer till all the liquid evaporates and the rice is cooked properly.
  7. Serve hot alongside raita or a gravy dish.

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anser thahira
anser thahira   May-26-2016

yummy pulao. tastes good.

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