Recipe: Preparation of Yakhni

June 16, 2015 18:45
Recipe: Preparation of Yakhni

Yakhni is a delicious recipe where the succulent pieces of mutton are infused with cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves and a host of other Kashmiri flavours that are balanced out in a thick yogurt based gravy. Here is the simple preparation of Yakhni and enjoy its delicious flavour with your friends and family.


1 kg meat-cut from breast of lamb
1 cup mustard /refined oil
5 cups of yogurt
4tsp fennel powder
2 tsp ginger powder
2 cloves
2 bayleaves
1 cinnamon stick
2 brown cardamom
3 green cardamom
2 tsp black cumin seeds
1 tsp asafoetida liquid
2 tsp corn flour and salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Wash the meat and drain the water.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.

Put bayleaves, cinnamon stick, clove, asafoetida liquid and the meat together and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add 3 cups of water and rest of the powdered spices, pressure for 10 minutes.

Beat yogurt in a bowl, mix the cumin seeds into it and add to the meat into the pressure cooker.

Keep stirring till mixed well with the meat.
Mix 2 tsp of corn flour in 3 tbsp of water and add to the gravy, it thickens the gravy.

Coarsely grind brown and green cardamom, add to the meat it gives you wonderful flavour, serve with rice.

By Lizitha

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Yakhni  Mutton recipes  non-veg recipes