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Yakhni Pulao

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  Low fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use More If Needed)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, minced
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Minced fresh ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Basmati rice 2 Cup (32 tbs), rinsed, drained
For yakhni stock
  Lamb chops 1 3⁄4 Pound (Small Sized)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch (1-Inch Piece)
  Cardamom pods 3 , cracked
  Whole cloves 4
  Whole peppercorns 6
  Bay leaves 3
  Onions 2 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)

First make the stock: Place all the ingredients in a heavy pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat and cook for about 45 minutes or until the meat is cooked.
Strain and discard all the whole spices.
Remove the chops from the stock, discard the bones, and set aside.
Add enough milk to the stock to make 4 cups of liquid.
Set aside.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and saute until golden.
Add the lamb and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes.
Add the milk and stock mixture and the rice, and bring to a boil.
Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for another 15 minutes or until the liquid is fully absorbed and the rice is cooked.
Remove from the heat and let the pulao stand for 10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork.
Serve with plain yogurt and pudina chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Main Dish
Rice, Lamb
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 808 Calories from Fat 402

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g68.9%

Saturated Fat 0.87 g4.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.77 mg0.26%

Sodium 908.5 mg37.9%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g20.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.6%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 36 g72.6%

Vitamin A 0.7% Vitamin C 15.1%

Calcium 10.3% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Yakhni Pulao Recipe