Steam Chicken with Pilav Rice

One of my favorite dinner recipes….

#easy #lite #mild #quick

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen


  • 1 chicken skinless, cut into 4 pieces (2 legs and thigh pieces and 2 breast and wings pieces)
  • 4 tbspns vinegar
  • Some salt
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn ginger paste
  • 1 tspn chicken salt
  • 1 tbspn garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies crushed
  • ½ tspn coriander powder
  • ½ tspn carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tspn chaat masala
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbspns oil


-In a bowl, combine all the spices with vinegar and make a thick paste. Add ginger, garlic and crushed green chillies.

-Make cuts on the chicken pieces and apply this mixture on the pieces. Keep aside for 30 – 45 minute.

-Now heat oil in a pan and stir fry these pieces for about 10 minutes. Add ½ cup of water and cook covered on low heat for about 40 minutes without any disturbance.

-Meanwhile you can make mattar pulao or channa pulao to serve with chicken.

-When the chicken is tender, cooked and ready take it out, sprinkle some lemon juice and serve hot with mattar pulao.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nasira
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 16:17:10

    They’re are many types of fruit vinegar. What do you recommend for the steam chicken recipe.

    Many thanks.


  2. Nida
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 07:25:35

    Heyy.. Can I add yogurt to this recipe??? TIA 😊


  3. hira
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 05:33:32

    Aoa,apny chicken ko deep fry nhe kia?
    Apki he aik ar recipe same to same ye he hai but oss mein aap ny pehle salt k sath deep fry kia thn u repeat this procedure,tau which one is to.follow plz reply?


    • Ayesha Haq
      Apr 15, 2015 @ 11:17:30

      The other recipe id for “Lahori Charga”, You have to deep fry charga after steaming to give it that charga look but for Steam Chicken you dont need to deep fry 🙂
      Hope that helps 🙂


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