Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tandoori Steak Sandwich


Servings: 4

Ingredients:
  • Onion bread roll - 4
  • Olive oil spray
  • Romain Lettuce - 4 leafs, or to preferred amount
  • Tomato - 2, thinly sliced
  • Red Onions - 1/2 sml, thinly sliced

  • Marinade:
  • Beef round steak - 750 gm(1.5 lb), cut to make 4 individual steaks
  • Plain yogurt - 1 cup
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 2/3 tsp
  • Shan Tandoori spice mix - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp

  • Sauce:
  • Plain yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Lime juice - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro - 1/3 cup, chopped
  • Green chili - 1 tsp, chopped
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Methods:
  • 1. In a bowl, mix in all the ingredients for the marinade, and marinate the beef steaks for 24 hours, refrigerated.
  • 2. In a bowl, mix in the ingredients for the sauce, and set aside for the flavours to develop.
  • 3. On an iron skillet heat 2 tbsp of oil till smoking hot. Add one beef steak and let it sear for 4-5 min. Do NOT poke it with a spatula. Let it cook undisturbed. Then flip and sear the other side in the same way. Remove from heat, cover with a piece of aluminum foil and let it rest. Wipe off the residue from the pan with a paper towel. Do this for the rest of the steaks.
  • 4. Meanwhile toast buns on both sides. Place a leaf of the Romaine lettuce on the heel of the bun, followed by 2 slices of tomato and some red onions.
  • 5. Slice one of the beef steaks across the grain and lay the whole thing gently on top of the onions, on the bun. Top it with a tbsp of the yogurt sauce, ending with the crown of the bun. Serve. Bon App├ętit!

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