How to make Palak Chicken - Chicken cooked with spinach

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Main Ingredients : Palak, Chicken (चिकन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Palak Chicken

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Caprese Chicken Roulade, Zameen Doz Murgh, Cholar Daler Murgi, Jardaloo Marghi.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Chicken Recipe

  • Palak 2 bunches

  • Chicken cut into 12 pieces 1 kilogram

  • Oil 6 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 8

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cloves 8

  • Green cardamoms 5

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 8 cloves

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 5 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash and finely shread spinach, chop onion, ginger and garlic and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel, add peppercorns, bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms and sauté for a minute. Add finely chopped onions, ginger and garlic and sauté till onions turn light brown.

Step 3

Add chicken pieces, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and a little salt. Stir-fry for a minute, add one tablespoon of yogurt.

Step 4

Stir-fry for a minute, add one more tablespoon of yogurt. Repeat this till all the yogurt has been used up and the chicken turns light brown.

Step 5

Add spinach and a little more salt to taste. Mix well and stir-fry till the spinach gets well mashed. Cover and cook till the chicken is tender. Remove the cover, add garam masala powder and cook till the gravy is thick.

Step 6

Serve hot.