Farah Khan Shares Yakhni Pulao Recipe On Her YouTube Channel
Image Credit: Farah Khan/ Instagram

Farah Khan Kunder is a choreographer, director, and filmmaker, who has recently turned into a YouTuber as well. Taking her love for food on YouTube, Khan has started a channel, where she will share her secret recipes and glimpses of enjoying homemade food with family and friends. 

Video Credit: Farah Khan/ YouTube

Before cooking, Khan joked about Shilpa Shetty Kundra making a lot of money after inviting the choreographer to share Yakhni pulao recipe on her YouTube channel. Traditionally, yakhni pulao is made with mutton, but since Farah Khan’s helper Dilip forgot about it, he brought chicken. The director added that since chicken cooks faster than mutton, making yakhni pulao with it is a good idea if you are looking for an easy way out. 

Bollywood Celebrities React To Farah Khan’s Video

Since Farah Khan’s first video on her YouTube channel is her secret recipe of yakhni pulao, the video received lots of love from the audience. Within 18 hours of going live, the video has garnered over 35k views and helped Khan secure 7.3k subscribers already.

The choreographer also shared a few glimpses of her video on Instagram, which has managed to garner 45k views already. Shilpa Shetty commented, “Ha ha ha. Love your Yakhni but love you more.” Malaika Arora wrote that she was a fan of Dilip who did not like Farah’s yakhni pulao and gave a funny reaction after tasting it. Bhavna Pandey also reacted to the reel and loved Dilip’s reaction. While Ekta Kapoor found it funny, Geeta Kapoor said that the video made her ‘feel right at home.’

Farah Khan’s Recipe Of Yakhni Pulao


  • 1 kg chicken
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 diced potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 sliced green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups rice
  • 500 gm cup curd

Method Of Preparation

  • Farah Khan started by slicing onions and dicing potatoes. While you prepare chicken, soak rice in a bowl and keep them aside.
  • Add oil to the pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and green chillies.
  • As the cumin seeds start to splutter, fold in sliced onions and wait for them to become golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and chicken. Farah Khan avoided adding water because chicken leeches water. Wait for two whistles. If you are cooking mutton, you must at least wait for four whistles for the meat to cook.
  • Open the pressure cooker, and fold in soaked basmati rice, curd, diced potatoes, garam masala, and salt to taste. 
  • After four whistles, turn off the flame, and let the ingredients come together. If you are making Yakhni pulao with mutton, wait for six to seven whistles before turning off the flame.
  • Farah Khan served Yakhni pulao hot to her house helpers. While two of them loved the dish, Dilip was not impressed much with Farah’s cooking skills.