Mutton Yakhni Pulao
Mutton yakhni pulao is a quick and delicious one pot aromatic meal. The rice is cooked in mutton stock and is very flavorful and filling meal.It is milder than biryani but is unique it its own way. Mutton is cooked till tender and later the rice is cooked in the mutton stock along with spices. Try this,you will surely love it.
Basmathi rice- 2 1/2 cups
Mutton - 1 1/2 lb
Onion- 1 medium
Thinly sliced onion- 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
Kewra water or rose water- 1 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
Cashew nuts or chopped almonds- 2 tbs
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
salt to taste
Whole spices for rice and mutton-
Cinnamon - 2 small stick,Kala Jeera/black jeera- 1/2 tsp
Ajwain/carom seeds- a pinch,bay leaves- 2,cloves-6-7,Star aniseed- 2
Cardamon- 2,Black cardamon- 2
First step is to cook the meat. You can pressure cook it or cook in a heavy bottom pan.
Mix mutton with ginger garlic paste, salt, chilly powder, turmeric powder,green chilly, pepper powder. Add cardamon, star aniseed and cloves. Add one cup of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Reduce the heat and simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Allow the cooker to cool.
Drain the meat and set aside. Measure the stock and set aside.
Wash and drain rice.
Heat oil in a pan and add kala jeera,bay leaves, carom seeds, and cinnamon and fry for a minute followed by chopped onions.Saute till golden brown. Add rice and stir fry till it changes color. Pour the mutton stock and warm water. You will need a total of five cups of liquid to cook the rice.
Cook in medium flame till the rice is almost done but still has some stock remaining. At this stage mix in the cooked mutton . Simmer in low flame for 3-4 minutes till all the water is absorbed. Gently fluff the rice with a fork and add kewra water or rose water and lemon juice.
Heat ghee in a pan and fry sliced onions till golden brown. Fry chopped nut and use this to garnish along with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve warm with raita,pickle,papad or any spicy dish of your choice.
Hope you will all enjoy