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About Recipe

Sahi biryani annam, Pachaarisi sooru,

How to make Shahi Pulao

(57 ratings)
61 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Shahi Pulao
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Rice
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : March 06, 2019

Ingredients used in Shahi Pulao
• Rice - 2 cups.
• Oil - 1 tablespoon.
• Black cumin/shahi jeera - 1 tea spoon.
• Sugar - 1 tablespoon.
• Onions (sliced) - 1 cup.
• Green chilies - 4 numbers.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tea spoon.
• Mint leaves - 1/2 bunch.
• Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch.
• Fried onions - 1 tablespoon.
• Salt - to taste.
  • Take a pan add oil, black cumin, sugar, mix this till the sugar change its color to brown.
  • Nowadd sliced onions, mix them then add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilies, mint leaves, coriander leaves, salt and mix well.
  • Then add the rice which was soaked for 30 minutes, let it come to boil.
  • Once water absorbed then cook with closed lid for 5 minutes on a very slow flame.
  • If you want to add fried onions and cook it for another 5 minutes.

Cooking with images Akki Tandula, Sahi jeera Rice pulao,


Palak Paneer is a traditional North Indian delicacy and an integral part of the Punjabi cuisine. It is also one of the favorite dishes to many especially the kids coz the influence of Popeye the Sailor gulping cans of Spinach and acquiring tonnes of super energy. It’s a nice way of feeding nutritious dishes to kids who do not eat a properly balanced diet.
Palak Paneer is an Indian gravy based curry made of spinach and paneer (a non melting Indian cheese) in a tomato and onion gravy with Indian spices. It’s a very popular vegetarian delicacy. The dish looks very appetizing due to the combination of its natural green and white colors of the spinach and paneer.
This dish is mildly flavored and not a very spicy curry. Normally in the state of Punjab, Palak paneer is a speciality dish in most of the dhabas. Palak paneer is served with hot Indian flat bread accompanied with a glass of Lassi.
Anyways Palak paneer is truly a guilt-free, satisfying well balanced delicious dish.
Spinach is a versatile vegetable. Spinach works well when combined with most or any type of cuisine whether you’re adding it to dal, pasta, stir-frys, curries, noodles, quesadillas, pizza… etc, the culinary possibilities are virtually endless.
Spinach is very healthy, nutritious and full of antioxidants. It’s also high in iron, vitamins A & C, and even calcium. Preparing the Palak paneer is quite very simple. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the spinach leaves for just a minute or two. Remove, drain well in a colander and run under cold water. This will stop the cooking process and also set their lovely green color.
Do not cover the vessel while boiling the spinach or else you will lose the fresh green color of spinach. Using a food processor or blender, puree the spinach into a smooth paste. Do not over blend otherwise you may end up with spinach juice. In a large pan over medium-medium heat, add about 1 tbsp of the oil add whole garam masala (cardamom, clove and cinnamon), cumin seeds, chopped garlic and onions and sauté till the onions turn a golden color.
Add little salt and mix. Once the onions turn brown add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and mix. Add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Allow cooking on medium flame till the tomatoes are mashed completely. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, crushed fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi), chopped green chillies and mix.
Add the palak puree and cook well till it releases oil. Lastly add the paneer cubes and little freshly grated nutmeg and mix well. Add cream to give extra richness and taste to the dish (cream can be optional for dieters). The palak paneer is ready. Serve with fresh rotis and fragnant Basmati rice.
Palak Paneer (gravy) has always been a favorite among all the paneer lovers, not only for the great taste it holds, but also for the nutritional components present in it. Palak Paneer is an entirely “Green” dish, as it contains a whole lot of Palak (green leafy vegetable) which is highly recommended for a good health. It then contains the famous “Paneer” which is loved by most people.


How to make Paneer at home for palak Paneer:

Paneer is a lot easier than other cheese to make at home. It takes only few hours for all procedure and just two ingredients- To make yummy paneer boil milk and an acid (lemon juice or vinegar) is added, add producing into lumps and greenish whey are separated. Paneer are simply pressed into a cube after which sliced up or chopped or grated.



Indian cheese (paneer) is a rich supply of calcium. This can help in building strong teeth and bones. Paneer provides the health advantage of protecting against osteoporosis, that is a problem of old age.  Ladies who have accomplished menopause and men above 65 years of age should make it a rule to add it in their diet to obtain 25% of calcium through food.


Paneer taken in moderation may help in reduce weight. It's good to remember that lots of people who want to lose weight, include Indian cheese or paneer in their diet plan. Paneer also provides the benefits of reducing the development of insulin resistance syndrome. Hence it's all about dealing with the issue of insulin dependent diabetes.


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gauravunit Posted on Mon May 12 2008

lol thanks for the recipe funny my pinch = 1 tablespoon

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Bully Baas Posted on Mon May 12 2008

Can you show how to colour rice for Biriyani please as i don't seem to be able to get it right. Thanks Chef!

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Mohammed Shah Posted on Wed May 28 2008

Keep up the good work sanjay. Your recipes are so good and the way you explain is great man. Can you show us how to make sambar. Thanks

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Radeon3870X2 Posted on Sun Jun 08 2008

what is the quantity of the rice

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cosmicrat Posted on Wed Jul 30 2008

Thanks, looks both weird and delicous.

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inteltavangar Posted on Sun Aug 17 2008

I WANT TO BE THE FODD-TASTER.......heheheheheh

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Diya Rani Posted on Thu Nov 20 2008

1 cup rice = 2 cup water

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kiki sound Posted on Fri Dec 19 2008

looks great! will try it for sure... I realy like the summary you did at the end of the video would be great to have it in next videos thanx again chef!

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vandy12121 Posted on Wed Dec 31 2008

hey I don't know that pinch of sugar means 1 tbsp sugar...

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lovely0th Posted on Wed May 06 2009

looks easy and delicious i always wanted to know diffrences between biryani and pulao now i know from ur vids in pulo u dont drain the rice and the spices are milder. thxxx i will make shahi pulo for my hubby ^_^

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hcvang Posted on Mon May 24 2010

@lovely0th biryani is rice mixed with vegetables or meats, with masala added to it, to make a full dish.

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Rohit Khan Posted on Tue Oct 26 2010

dear sir if we dont add sugar,does it taste different as the original sahi pulao taste

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