Thursday, November 22, 2012

Yakhni (Mutton Prepared in Curd)

Yakhni is an authentic mouth watering dish.  It is prepared in curd along with spices.  It is very simple to cook. Follow these simple steps to prepare yakhni at home.

1.       1 kg mutton (chest pieces)
2.       3 ladles of mustard oil.
3.       2 table spoons saunf powder (fennel powder).
4.       1 table spoon zeera (cumin).
5.       2 tej patte (bay leaves).
6.       ½ tea spoon hing (asafetida).
7.       5 half crushed laung (cloves).
8.       3 moti elaichi (black cardamom).
9.       1 inch dalcheeni  (cinnamon).
10.   1 kg whipped curd.
11.   1 spoon desi ghee (pure ghee).

1.       Wash the mutton and drain off excess water.
2.       Heat two ladles of oil in a pressure cooker, put the mutton in it, add salt and hing, start frying for five minutes on full flame.
3.       Put ½ glass water, add saunf powder, crushed moti elaichi, dalchini, bay leaves  and pressure cook it up to 3 whistles.
4.       Take a frying pan, put one ladle oil and heat it till smoke appears, cool it for three minutes and put zeera and laung in it.
5.       Keep it on a low flame and stir for one minute, add the curd and keep it on full flame, stir continuously so that it will not curdle till it boils.
6.       Add this boiling curd and pure ghee in the mutton and keep it on low flame for five minutes.
7.       Serve it with hot white boiled rice.