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Yahni, yahniya (Bulgarian: яхния), or yakhni (Urdu: یخنی, Persian: یخنی ) is a class of foods found in many countries from the Balkan Peninsula to the South Asia.
In Pakistan, yakhni is simply stock or broth. It is often the base for many foods including pilaf (pulao) and other 'shorbas' or soups.
In Greek (γιαχνί), Arab and Turkish cuisine, 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.
Some local variation of Turkish yahni:
The word yakhni is Persian.
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