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Punjabi Beef Pulao

How To Make Punjabi Masala Beef Pulao / Pulao Biryani

Punjabi Beef Pulao is a meat and rice based dish, it is perfect as a main dish and serve for lunch and dinner. Some Punjabi families make Masala Pulao with stock (yakhni) of meat this is kind of new version which is satisfy your biryani n pulao taste buds in one dish. After a while the name is changed. Now its called PULAO BIRYANI.

Mouthwatering combination of two recipes, Pulao and Biryani, when two delicious recipes combined into one you can imagine how tasty it can! Pulao Biryani is a finger-licking dish for all foodies.

You can make this dish at home on Eid-ul-Adha with Mutton or Beef. Or make on Parties (dawat)!!

This is my My Mama's Recipe  (May The Soul Of My Mother Rest In Peace, Aameen) 
 It is a must-try recipe, just try once you will love it. Promise :) Beleive me !!

I usually serve this Punjabi Masala Pulao / Pulao Biryani with shaami kebabs & with cumin yogurt (zeera raita) for me this is best combo ;)  

Let's start the recipe of Pulao Biryani Now!!

Punjabi Beef Pulao
Punjabi Masala Beef Pulao (Pilaf) / Pulao Biryani  -

  • Beef, Half Kg
  • Fennel seeds (Sonf), 2 Table Spoon
  • Whole Dry Coriander, 2 Table Spoon
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Whole Garlic, 6 to 7 cloves
  • Whole Ginger, 1 to 2 Inch
  • Whole Medium Size Onion, 1 (cut in 4 pieces)
  • Black Pepper Corns, 8 to 10
  • Water, 7 to 8 Glass 



Take a pot add all ingredients and cook until meat is tender (make sure we need 2 cups remaining Beef Stock to add in Pulao), Then sieve the stock and separate the meat and stock, Discard all remaining ingredients, (if you use to make potli you can do so, but i don't prefer :)

Punjabi Beef Pulao
Punjabi Masala Beef Pulao (Pilaf) / Pulao Biryani  -

  • Basmati Rice, Half Kg OR 3/4 KG (sock in water)
  • Onion (Sliced) 2 to 3
  • Cinnamon Sticks, 2
  • Green Cardamom, 4 to 5
  • Black Cardamon, 2
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 Tea Spoon
  • Bay Leaf, 1
  • Black Pepper Corns 8 to 10
  • Aniseed (Baadyaan ka Phool), 2
  • Cloves, 2 to 3
  • Fresh Ginger Garlic Paste, 2 Table Spoon
  • Tomatoes, 2 (Medium Size)
  • Fresh Mint Leaves, Half Bunch 
  • Green Chili, 8 to 10 (cut into two pieces)
  • Whole Spice Powder (Garam Masala Powder), 1 Tea Spoon
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Oil OR Ghee, 1 Cup
  • Orange Color (Zarda Rang) , A Small Pinch (mix with 2 Tablespoons of Screw Pine Water (Kewra Water) )
  • * * *Cook Beef With Stock (Yakhni) * * *

Punjabi Beef Pulao
Punjabi Masala Beef Pulao (Pilaf) / Pulao Biryani  -

Cooking Method:

Heat oil in a pot add all whole spices (garam masala) & onions, When onions become golden brown then add ginger garlic paste and saute, Then add Beef, tomatoes, mint, salt, garam masala powder and green chili and cook till tomatoes are tender. Add Stock (Yakhni) cover lid n cook for 4 to 5 mins in full flame, then add pre-soaked rice (adjust the rice and water ratio according to you) Let this cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes then reduce the heat to medium and keep cooking it, until the water diminishes, giving it a stir every now with slow hand and then to make sure all the rice is cooked evenly and perfectly.

Once you find there is very little water left in the rice, reduce the heat to the lowest point possible. then add kewra n food color mixture Seal your pan by using a tight lid or wetting a kitchen towel and placing it over the pan then placing a lid on top of it. Leave the rice to continue steaming on very low heat for a good 10 mins. Switch off, and serve :)

Punjabi Beef Pulao
Punjabi Masala Beef Pulao (Pilaf) / Pulao Biryani  -

To Make Cumin Yogurt (Zeera Raita)

Punjabi Beef Pulao
Cumin Yogurt (Zeera Raita) -


  • Yogurt (Beaten), 250 Grams
  • Cumin (Roasted & Crushed), Half Tea Spoon (Leveled)
  • Black Pepper Powder, Quarter Tea Spoon
  • Salt, To Taste


In a bowl add yogurt and mix all things together.
Serve in a serving bowl with Delicious Pulao Or Biryani !!

Punjabi Beef Pulao
Punjabi Masala Beef Pulao (Pilaf) / Pulao Biryani  -

Yummmilicious... 😋😋😋

Recipe by Dua Fasih

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