The Healing, Clear Chicken Broth! (Yakhni)




This is a delightful Recipe….! And the best part is, cooking preparation is next to none. Easiest recipe ever and a Remedy for seasonal, Cold and Flu, packed with flavour and variety of nutritional goodness!

All the spices used in this broth have travelled back and forth for centuries, along the Silk Road and were interpreted by a multitude of cultures’ palates.

Some of the star cast are Ginger, Turmeric, Black Pepper and Cloves!

Ginger: Helps you sweat out the toxins in your body, which is helpful when you have a cold or flu.

Turmeric: Powerful anti-inflammatory plus adds delicious flavour and a beautiful colour.

Black pepper: Also a very good anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent.

Cloves: A good natural Antiseptic with anti-inflammatory qualities as well as an effective pain reliever and also adds aromatic scent to the broth.

So this is how you make it!


1 medium chicken pieces, bones and all.

1 Onion – quartered

1 Tomato- quartered

6 cloves of Garlic.

1 thumb size fresh Ginger

5 whole Cloves

2 black Cardamoms

10 black Peppercorns

1 tablespoon dry Coriander seeds

1 tablespoon Cumin seeds

1 tablespoon Aniseeds

1 Star anise

1 Cinnamon stick

1 Bay leaf


A small pinch of red Pepper or Chilli flakes if you like it hot.

2 teaspoons Turmeric powder

Handful of fresh Coriander, finely chopped.

1/2 Lemon juice and slices.


Wash the chicken and add it in a pressure cooker or a deep pot along with onion, garlic, ginger, tomato and all the dry whole spices with water and salt.

Pressure cook until 2 whistles (5 minutes) on high heat or boil on high for 5 minutes and then simmer on low heat for 35 minutes if you are cooking in a normal pot.

Strain the soup using a fine strainer into serving bowls.

Take out the chicken pieces and add to the soup or save it with some broth for the “Pindi Pulao” (recipe coming soon 😊)

Add a pinch of Turmeric, chopped Coriander, red Pepper or Chilli flakes, Lemon juice and slices in each serving bowl.

Serve hot.

Enjoy and get well soon.<<<


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10 thoughts on “The Healing, Clear Chicken Broth! (Yakhni)

  1. Looks very soothing. Must have some healing power in it.
    Keep up the good work 👍👍

    1. Thank for the feed back! 😊

    2. This was amazing and sooooo easy to make!!! Loved it!!!!!

      1. Thanks Jala for the visit and feed back!! 😊

  2. Omg thank you soooo much for uploading this recipe. It’s a life saviour! Will definitely make it for Krish. Thanks Sadia khalla

    1. I would love that very much! Thanks for the feedback! 😊

  3. Beautiful pictures and recipe! 😍

    1. Thanks 😊

  4. I have to say it really does work, it’s delicious and gives you strength as well

    1. Thanks for visit and the feedback! Much appreciated.😊

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