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Plate of Greek food - yahni at top center, with pork souvlaki immediately below, mousaka (bottom left) and rice pilaf (bottom right)
Typestock, broth, or soup

Yahni, (Turkish[1]), yahniya (Bulgarian: яхния), or yakhni (Arabic: يخني 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 shorbas or soups.

In Arab, Greek (γιαχνί), Palestinian, 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.

In Romanian cuisine, the term iahnie de fasole refers to a style of baked beans, often cooked or served with smoked meat and sausages.


  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