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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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This rice dish is particularly delicious when cooked in home-made stock (yakhni) but you can, of course, use ready-made stock. Yakhni pulao is delicately flavoured with whole spices and goes well not only with indian dishes, but with other casseroles.


  • 225 g (8 oz) basmati rice
  • 500 ml (2


Wash the rice in a sieve under cold running water until the water from the rice runs clear. Drain.

Heat the stock to near boiling point in a saucepan.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the ghee or oil over medium heat in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Add the cardamom, cinnamon, clove