Chicken yakhni pulao recipe Afghani | Easy Asian Recipe
Chicken yakhni pulao recipe is extremely delicious and authentic recipe from Afghanistan. And very easy to make at home.
  • CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
  • CuisineAfghanistan, Middle East
Servings Prep Time
5People 20Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5People 20Minutes
Cook Time
  • 4Cup Basmati rice   
Washed and soaked in normal water before 10 mins cooking.
  • 4piece Chicken leg
  • 1/2 TspWhole Peppercorns
  • 1/2 TspWhole White pepper
  • 1/2 TspWhole Fennel seeds
  • 6Pods Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 TspWhole Clove
  • 2 Inches long Cinnamon stick
  • 2 TspWhole Black cardamom
  • 1 TspWhole Star aniseed
  • 1/2 of aBig Nutmeg
  • 1 Whole Mace Flower
  • 1/2Cup Ghee 
  • 1/2Cup Yoghurt
  • 4 Tsp Garlic paste
  • 2Tsp Ginger paste
  • 1Tbsp SugarOr as per Your taste
  • 1Tbsp SaltOr as per Your taste
  • 8Cups Hot Water
  1. 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.
  2. After that take a big pot and put 8 cups of water into it.
  3. 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 2 Tsp ghee. Furthermore, add Garlic paste, Ginger paste, 1/2 Tsp salt, ½ tbsp. Sugar to it and fry for another 2 mins.
  4. Thereafter add beaten yoghurt and fry all chicken pieces for another 5 mins.
  5. 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…
Recipe Notes


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

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken yakhni pulao recipe Afghani | Easy Asian Recipe
Amount Per 100g
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1962mg 82%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.