Palak Chicken is almost popular all over India, though the process of cooking may vary in different parts of the country. In this recipes chicken is cooked in spinach curry. Since in this recipe, spinach is used, so it is more healthy. It is perfect dish for any parties.
Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 250gm chicken
- 1 cup of chopped palak (spinach)
- Whole garam masala (4 cloves, 2″ cinnamon stick, 3 big cardamom)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 2 garlic pods, chopped
- 1 inch ginger, chopped
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 or 2 tsp chicken masala (you can substitute with 1 tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp coriander powder)
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 red chillies
- 1/4 cup of oil
- Few coriander leaves
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions, chopped ginger, chopped garlic and fry them until onions become light golden color.
Now add chopped palak in to a pan and fry it for 10 min. When palak is becoming soft then switch off the flame and keep it aside. When it cools down, grind the palak into a fine paste.
Now heat oil in another pan and add whole garam masala, cumin seeds, red chillies and saute them for a minute.
Then add washed chicken into the pan, and add salt and turmeric powder in it and mix well.
Cover the lid and let it cook for some time. After chicken is cooked, add chopped tomato and cook for some time.
Then add red chilli powder and chicken masala in it and mix well.
Note: If you want to have more masala’s (or spicy), you can add 1 tsp of each corainder powder, cumin powder, and chicken masala.
Let it cook for some time, now add palak paste and water, and mix well.
Cover the lid and let it cook for 10 mins in medium flame. Now add coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Your Palak Chicken is ready now.
Serve Palak Chicken with rice or chapati.