Pasanday (Pakistani Beef Pot Roast)


This pasanday is a common Pakistani meat dish. Beef is marinated with a mixture of flavorful spices and yogurt, which gives the beef an exceptional flavor. Serve hot with pita or naan (Pakistani flatbread).

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 pounds round steak, cut into pieces

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, for garnish

  • 4 fresh green chilies, for garnish


  1. Combine yogurt, salt, red pepper flakes, ginger garlic paste, cumin, cloves, and turmeric in a medium bowl. Mix in beef until evenly coated. Set aside for 15 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry onion until golden brown. Remove 1 tablespoon onion and set aside for garnish. Reduce heat to low. Place meat in skillet, cover, and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Check every 10 minutes, and add water if necessary.

  3. Pour in lemon juice and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Garnish with cilantro, green chiles, and reserved fried onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
32g Fat
7g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 60mg 299%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 631mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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