Vegetable yakhni Pulao recipe - Vegetable yakhni biryani recipe - One Pot meals - Rice recipes

I love to try different one pot meals / Biryani. My helper was talking about this biryani for quite sometime. But I was not sure and recently I saw this post in some blogs. Yakhni means Soup / stock. Cooking Rice and vegetables in spiced yakhni really gives nice tasty biryani. It is quite simple even bachelors can try it out. Perfect for lazy weekends or party rice. Since it is less masala you can easily pair with any side dish or raita. My helper told me normally this is done with chicken. I don't cook Non veg at home. So I decided to do it with Vegetables. I didn't add vegetables while cooking soup. As I wanted Vegetable to be more crispy not over cooked. But if you want you can add at the time you make soup and take it and use it for rice.

For Yakhni

Small Onion (shallots) - 7
Ginger - 2 inch (peel and cut roughly)
Garlic - 5 pods
Mint leaves - 20
Red chillies - 4-6 (adjust to your spice level)
Coriander Seeds - 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 5
Cardamom - 3
Star Spice - 1
Sea Salt to taste

For Biryani / Pulao

Mixed vegetables  - 1.5 cups
Rice - 1.25 cups
Yakhini - 2.5 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Coconut oil - 2 teaspoon
Onion - 1 (slice thinly)
Rose Water - 1 teaspoon
Bay leaves - 2
Shahi Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Yogurt - 3 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts  - 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)


In soup pot add 3.5 cup of water. Add all the ingredients under for Yakhni section. Let it boil for 20 in low medium flame.
Switch it off and strain it. Keep the water discard the rest. 
Heat pan and add ghee and oil. Add onion and Cashew Roast till brown color. Remove it from pan
In same pan add shani jeera and bay leaves fry for 10 sec. Add  Vegetables and mix well.
Add Yogurt and mix well. Add 2.5 cup of Yakhini let it boil.
Add rice, Lemon juice and adjust salt. Cover it with cloth and lid Place the weight on top. Reduce the flame completely. 
Cook for 10-12 mins in low flame. Open the lid and add fried Onion, cashew and coriander leaves