25th November 2021

Palak Chicken

Palak Chicken

Palak Chicken is a Muglai style chicken dish with a gravy made of blanched and ground spinach leaves. It tastes yummy with Indian bread or with Jeera Rice (Click here)

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 30 to 35 Mins

Ingredients:

[ Standard Measure: 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • Chicken – 500 gms
  • Palak Leaves [Spinach] (washed) – a big bunch (+/- 250 gms cleaned)
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 large
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1 large
  • Green Chillies (slit) – 2
  • Lime – 1 ½
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Chilly Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Corriander Powder – 1 ½ tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – ½ + ¼ tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp.
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Cloves – 4
  • Bay Leaves – 2
  • Milk Cream – ¼ cup
  • Butter – 1 tbsp.
  • Oil – 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Wash and drain the chicken and apply the juice of one lime and ½ tsp. salt to it and leave aside.

Step 2:     Blanch the palak leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes (click here for reference) and then transfer the leaves to a vessel with ice cold water. When cooled, drain and make a puree of the leaves and keep aside.

Making of Palak Chicken
Preparation of Palak Chole
Preparation of Palak Chole

Step 3:     Heat 4 tbsp. oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon and cloves and sauté for a few seconds on medium heat.

Making of Palak Chicken

Step 4:     Next add the chopped onion and sauté till the onions turn soft.

Step 5:     Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds. Add the corriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala, ½ tsp. salt and sauté for a minute on low heat.

Making of Palak Chicken

Step 6:     Now add the chopped tomato and and saute till it turns soft.

Making of Palak Chicken
Making of Palak Chicken

Step 7:     Add the chicken and the 2 green chillies and cook on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes while turning over in between.

Making of Palak Chicken

Step 8:     Add 1 cup hot water and ½ tsp. salt and cover and cook for 15 minutes to 20 minutes on low heat till the chicken is almost cooked.

Making of Palak Chicken

Step 9:     Add the palak puree and mix. Check for salt and add if required. Cover and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes on low heat.

Making of Palak Chicken
Making of Palak Chicken

Step 10:     Now switch off the heat and add the milk cream and butter and mix. Sprinkle ¼ tsp. garam masala powder and the juice of ½ lime and mix. Serve hot.

Making of Palak Chicken

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