Beef Yakhni Pulao

This delightful Main Course recipe of Yakhni Pulao can be ready in approximately 30 Minutes and good to serve around 2-4 People. Follow all the steps make this perfect dish. You can also serve it with raita as well.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Washing the rice 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 3 persons
Calories 443kcal
Author Fareeha Raheel


For making Beef stock

  • 750 gram Beef
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 Onion peeled
  • 1 bulb Garlic
  • 1 piece Dried Ginger 1½ inch
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 pinch Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Dried Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Fennel Seed
  • 1 tbsp Whole spices

For making Pulao

  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 1 Onion medium, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Tomato large, chopped
  • 150 gram Yogurt
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 3 piece Cinnamon
  • 8 Cloves
  • 10 Black Pepper
  • 2 Star anise medium
  • 4-5 Chilies chopped
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Bayleaf
  • 1 tbsp White Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt


  • Wash and soak the rice for one hour.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add water, meat and all the ingredients of the stock and then cover the cooker for pressure for 20 to 22 minutes.
  • Meanwhile the meat is cooking then take a skillet. Add a cup of ghee. Add sliced onion. When golden brown then add ginger-garlic paste. When brown then add a little water to prevent onion from burning. Add salt and spices in it. Then add tomato in it. Stir continuously during the process. Add yogurt and stir and then add chopped chilies.
  • After the time uncover the lid. Separate the meat and stock and strain the stock too.
  • Add cooked meat in the masalah. Add strained stock in the masalah. Add rice. When the stock will start drying then cover the lid for 10 minutes on low flame
  • Your tasty Beef Yakhni pulao is ready. Serve hot and Enjoy.


  • Try to use basmati rice in making this dish.
  • You can also use oil instead of ghee but I prefer ghee for more taste.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15.9g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 543mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g