Plate of Greek food - yahni at top center, with pork souvlaki immediately below, mousaka (bottom left) and rice pilaf (bottom right)
Type stock, broth, or soup
Cookbook: Yahni  Media: Yahni

Yahni, (Turkish[1]), yahniya (Bulgarian: яхния), or yakhni (Urdu: یخنی, Hindi: यख़नी, Persian: یخنی[2]) is a class of foods found in many countries from the Balkans to South Asia.

In Pakistan and India, yakhni is simply stock or broth. It is often the base for many foods including pilaf (pulao) and other chorbas or soups.

In Arab, Greek (γιαχνί), Israeli, and Turkish cuisines, it is a stew of meat, fish, or vegetables in a browned-onion base with tomatoes and olive oil. In Bulgarian cuisine, sunflower oil is used instead of olive oil.


  1. Alan Davidson (11 August 2014). The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford University Press. pp. 117–. ISBN 978-0-19-967733-7.
  2. Λεξικό της κοινής Νεοελληνικής

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