Intro: Steamed Chicken Steak With Spinach Sauce (Pakistani Innovation)
Chicken steak (also known as pan-fried steak,CFS or country fried steak) is a breaded cutlet dish consisting of a piece of steak (tenderized cube steak) coated with seasoned flour and pan-fried. It is associated with Southern cuisine. The dish gets its name from the fact that the steak is cooked in oil that has already been used to fry chicken. Country fried steak is different in that it can be cooked with any kind of oil. Generally, a 'chicken fried' recipe is an authentic Southern U.S. recipe, while 'country fried' is an imitation.
Chicken fried steak resembles the Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel and the Italian-Latin American dish Milanesa, which is a tenderized veal or pork cutlet, coated with flour, eggs, and bread crumbs, and then fried. It is also similar to the recipe for Scottish collops.
being a diet conscious woman, steamed steak is some thing my mum always make for me. i thought to share it with you today
Step 1: The Spice Rub. ( a Day Before)
salt ( taste)
chilli powder (1/2 tsp)
garam masala (1/2 tsp)
coriander seeds roasted and crushed(1/2 tsp)
zeera roasted and crushed (1/2 tsp)
yogurt (2 table spoons)
ginger garlic paste 1:1 ( 1 tsp)
Step 2: Spinach Curry
onion 1 small
garlic ginger paste 1 tablespoon
tomato (1 piece pureed)
red chilli 1.5 tsp
turmeric 1/2 tsp
salt according to taste
chilli flakes 1/2 tsp
Zeera 1 tsp
dry coriander 1/2 tsp
spinach 1 kg
- blanch the spinach ( boil, drain. slightly grind)
- fry onions.
- add garlic ginger paste.
- add the tomato paste
- add the chilli, turmeric, salt, zeera, dry coriander. cook till aroma comes out
- add spinach
(follow the pictures for exact result)
Step 3: Steaming the Steaks
in a heavy pan place the chicken steaks and cook on low heat ( with lid on) untill half way tender.
( use a tong to turn)
now increase the flame inorder to absorb the juices.
DON'T over cook.