❤❤ Mutton (original) or Chicken ❤❤
Image of chicken yakhni served with rice
Image of chicken yakhni served with rice

Yakhni is my favorite food since childhood. to cook Yakhni was how my parents and relatives summoned me. Yakhni is part of the famous


I learned to cook Yakhni and I would love to share the recipe with you <3. To my surprise, it is one of the easiest recipes to follow.

In this recipe, we will cook Chicken Yakhni, however, the original recipe uses mutton.

Chicken, Ghee (Clear Butter), Fennel Powder, Salt, Green Chilli, Clove, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Black/Big Cardamom, Curd

  • If the curd is too thick, add some water to it and mix it till it becomes creamy.
  • Use 3-4 spoons of curd for 500-600 grams of chicken.
  • Fry chicken (500-800 grams or more ;)) with a pinch (1/6 of tablespoon of [Hing powder](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida) and keep aside.

  • In a pan, add the following:

    • Oil of choice (Ghee is recommended), bring it to heat so it melts.
    • 1 tablespoon fennel powder.
    • 1 tablespoon salt (or to taste).
    • 1 green chilly (Bird's eye chilli recommended) finely chopped.
    • 1 clove, 1 star anise, 1 samll piece of cinnamon, 1 black cardamom.
    • Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add creamy curd and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add one cup of water and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add fried chicken in the pan and simmer for 7-10 minutes (or more).

Yakhni is ready. It is ideally served with Rice. Enjoy.