Yakhni Pulao is extremely delicious and authentic Rice recipe from Afghanistan cuisine. And it’s very easy to make at home. So let’s start, how to make this easily learn with me.


Yakhni Pulao from Afghanistan

Course Main Course
Cuisine Afghanistan, Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Author Easy life for everyone


  • 4 Cup Basmati rice   

Washed and soaked in normal water before 10 mins cooking.

  • 4 piece Chicken leg
  • 1/2 Whole Peppercorns
  • 1/2 Whole White pepper
  • 1/2 Whole Fennel seeds  
  • 6 Pod Green cardamom
  • 1/2 Whole Clove
  • 2 inches Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Whole Black cardamom
  • 1 Whole Star aniseed
  • 1/2 of a Big Nutmeg
  • 1 whole Mace
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee 
  • 1/2 Cup Yoghurt
  • 4 Tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 Tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp Suger
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 8 Cup Water

Muslin cloth 12 by 12 inches in size to make cloth pocket for this recipe


    1. To make Yakhni take a muslin cloth and tie Peppercorns, White pepper whole, Fennel seeds whole, Green cardamom whole, Clove whole, Cinnamon stick, Black cardamom whole, Star aniseed whole, Nutmeg whole into it.

      After that take a big pot and put 8 cups of water into it.

      Therefore,  put the muslin cloth packet with all spices into the water and boil for 5 mins.Finally, you will get a stock of spice which is called "Yakhni".Now put all basmati rice in the Yakhni and add 1/2 Tbsp. salt and ½ tbsp. Sugar with it and cook for 10 mins on a low gas flame. After that take another wok or kadai or pan and sear chicken pieces with 2tesp ghee. Furthermore, add Garlic paste, Ginger paste, 1/2Tbsp salt, ½ tbsp. Sugar to it and fry for another 2 mins.

      Thereafter add beaten yoghurt and fry all chicken pieces for another 5 mins.

      After 5 mins mix the chicken pieces with the half cooked rice and cover the pot with a lid and cook the rice for another 20 mins. After 20 mins open the lid and turn off the gas. Finally, our aromatic Yakhni Pulao is ready. Serve this Rice dish with any curry…






    Before serving the rice dish please remove the muslin cloth packet from the pot.




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