Yakhni basically is a yogurt and saffron based mutton broth or stock. The broth/ stock is made using mutton and whole garam masala which is tied in a bouquet. Aromatic spices are the essence of this pulao or pilaf. Yogurt is another ingredient which is the key to bringing all these flavours together and giving this pulao its unique flavor. Meat/Vegetables are half boiled in water along with spices and salt, then cooked again along with rice. Unlike the other pulao recipes, meat/vegetables are cooked twice in yakhni pulao recipe, first directly in water and second along with rice.