Steam Chicken

A regular chicken but cooked on steam without any oil. Make it the Pakistani way and you will love it. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Chicken 4 pieces 1 kg
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ½ cup
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tsp
  • JavItri powder (Mace powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch (Red chili) Crushed 1 tsp
  • JaifIl (Nutmeg powder) ½ tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder (Whole spice powder) ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste
  • Leemo ka rus (Lemon juice) 2-3 tbs
  • Zarde ka rang (Food color) 1 pinch (optional)
  • Olive oil 1 tbs


  • Add marks/cuts on chicken.
  • In chicken pieces,add yogurt,red chili powder,cumin powder,mace powder,red chili crushed,nutmeg powder,black pepper  powder,whole spice powder,coriander powder,ginger garlic paste,salt,lemon juice and food color,mix well and marinate overnight or minimum 4 hours.
  • Add olive oil in marination and give it a good mix.
  • Put all chicken pieces into aluminum foil and wrap it.
  • Add water in steamer, bring it to boil and place wrap pieces in steamer basket over water.
  • Cover and let it steam cook for 30 -45 minutes or until done (check every 15 minutes).
  • Steam chicken is ready.

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