Nankana Sahib | Street Food & Travel | Biryani, Fish & Pakora | Sheikhupura | Pakistan Street Food
Asalam-u-Alaikum my name is Zia Tabarak… …and welcome to a new video from Street Food PK. Today we’re traveling from Lahore to Nankana Sahib. It’s beautiful city of Punjab and the Gurdwara Janam Asthan also resides there… …where the Founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak was born. So today we’ll go there & on our route we’ll show you the Khanpur Canal as well. Also Sheikhupura’s Dhaka Bhayya Biryani is famous as well. So let’s start the journey, see what’s happening there and take you with us as well. Chalain! This is Khanpur Canal. You’ll find this Canal en route to Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib. It’s a beautiful Canal & the view is amazing as well. There are Dhaba’s aside the road that are frying fish. Everything here is being made from Wooden stoves. Right now they’re making Karahi’s and fish on Wood. This fish here is going to be fried. Everything looks so delicious. Pakora’s, Fried Fish & Chicken, Kebabs. They look really crispy. They kinda look like the Pakora’s I had in Abottabad. Cooking on wood brings a completely different flavor in the food. These huge Karahis are setup for frying fish. This place would be packed at night? Yes. What time this place is the most crowded? 7-10 PM And how old is this shop? Around 20-25 years. And how did your fish become so famous? Because it’s fresh. It doesn’t have any smell. It’s absolutely fresh. So you catch it from the rivers? No we bring it from Bahawalpur. Pakoras are Rs. 400/Kg, Rohu fish with bones is Rs. 880/Kg. Finger Fish is Rs. 1300/Kg. Chargha is Rs.600 Full Chicken. Eggplant & Chili Pepper Pakoras. And these are Aloo Tikki. So they have a different method for preparing these. They half cooked the Pakoras and the Chicken… …and they cut it into pieces & re-fry it as soon as an order comes to keep it fresh. They sprinkle other spices on it afterwards. They’re filling water from this Hand Pump. Fresh water. This is Pure Water coming straight from the ground. You can drink it straight out of it. So our food is being made there & this is their sitting area. It’s an amazing setup right besides the Canal. So we’ll find ourselves a place & wait for our food here. A beautiful view of the Canal from here. It’s sunny & breezy here. They’ve also put a shade here. It’s a whole different vibe to come and eat here. Someone’s burnt these Oil Lamps besides the canal. They still have oil inside which means they’re not that old. Our food has arrived. These are Pakora’s. This is the fried fish. And this is the Fried Chicken. I’ll squeeze these lemons first….on the fish as well. It really enhances the taste of it. Fresh & Crispy Pakora’s. They also served some Raita on the side as well. These are made from Potatoes & a mixture of Gram Flour & Onions. They’re really delicious. This Chicken is really good as well & the best thing is they put cuts on it so it’s perfectly fried. It has a different taste too. It’s not like the regular fried chicken. They’ve given in it a desi touch with lemon & Chaat Masala. One thing I noticed is they’ve fried it in the same oil they fried the fish in… …and I think they should keep the oil separate for chicken. But overall it tastes good. And finally this is the Rohu Fish… …for which we specially came here. As you can see the top is entirely covered in Masala… …and beneath it is the skin of it. I’ll both together, both have different tastes. One part is crispy and one is softer. There’s something different with this fish. It tastes different than the fish we normally eat. And another thing is that it’s fresh. There are only a few places where you’ll find this taste… …Either in Naran or in Swat or here in Khanpur. It’s a must to stop at Khanpur Canal & try this fish. This is their local Qulfi. So we’ve come to Sheikhupura now… …and this is the “Dhaka Bhayya Biryani”. Usually Karachi’s Biryani is famous in the country, but it says Dhaka & Bhayya… …so I think it might taste like the one we have in Karachi. So we’ll go and check it out right now. The color of this biryani tells me that it tastes great. It smells really nice as well. A big piece of Chicken. Costs Rs.120. It tastes really great. I wasn’t expecting to have this type of biryani in Sheikhupura. It feels like I’m sitting at some famous biryani spot in Karachi and having it there. Shami Kebab & Biryani both taste delicious. If you’re ever going from Lahore to Nankana Sahib… …Sheikhupura comes in the middle & if you’re feeling hungry you can stop & have biryani at this place. This gate is the entrance of Nankana Sahib. We’ve almost reached our destination. You’ll see farms on both sides of the road once you’ve entered Nankana Sahib. You’ll see village life on both sides. You’re lighting fire here? Yes. Where’s the Gurdwara? In Nankana. Tell us more about this place? Just growing vegetables here. That’s what we do. What kind of vegetables. Pumpkins, Beans, Okra, Ridge Gourd, Round Gourd. [Asking if he has any Buffalo Milk] You’re preparing your Hooka? Yeah. Whats this, Tobacco? Yes it is. He’s preparing Desi Hookah for himself. Now you’re putting it inside? Yes. I can’t speak Punjabi properly, but I’m trying just for you. Can you understand properly what I’m saying? What’s this? Jaggery. This is the real simple life of a village. We’re so distant from all these things. It’s such an amazing and wonderful place. This is the real way of living. This Hookah is now ready. Can I try it to? Yes go ahead. Will it be good? Yes go ahead. I’ve never tried Hookah before… …this is my first time with him. Thank you so much. Tried Desi Hookah too. This is the city of Nankana Sahib. The Founder of Sikh religion of Baba Guru Nanak was born in 1479 A.D. His grandson Baba Dharam Chand built Gurdwara Janam Asthan at this place. The current building was built in the era of Ranjit Singh. It’s necessary to cover your head before going inside… …so they’ve kept these caps & napkins here so you can first cover your head. Every year in the month of November, Sikhs from all over the world… …come here to celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak. Asalam-u-Alaikum & “Sat Sri Akal” My name is Balwant Singh & I’m the Granthi of this Gurdwara. Right now we’re sitting near Guru Nanak’s birthplace. He was born in 1479 at the house of Mehta Kalyan Das (his father & first guru of Sikh’s). [Guru Nanak lived in this city for the first 17 years & spent 35 years travelling 80,000 Km on foot. ] [He never hated any religion his entire life & always prayed to the Almighty God.] [He preached to always ask from God only & no one else.] Every religion in the world preaches peace & love & Guru Nanak taught us the same lesson.