• Palak (Spinach) Chicken

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    Palak (Spinach) Chicken
    Prep: 40 min Servings: 4
    by Anand Sinha
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    This is one of my favorite Indian chicken dishes - Served with Rice or Roti (Indian bread).


    • 2 lbs chicken cut into small pieces
    • 1 lb of fresh Spinach
    • 1 tbs grated ginger
    • 1 tbs crushed garlic
    • 2 medium sliced onion
    • 2-3 small green chillis
    • 2 medium size cinnamon stick
    • 3 Cloves
    • 15 grams garam masala
    • 5 tbs spoon cooking oil
    • 1 tbs Salt (or as per taste)
    • 500-700 ml water
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice


    1. Wash and boil spinach and grind them along with green chillis.
    2. Wash chicken thoroughly and set aside
    3. Heat the oil in a medium pan.
    4. Add a bit of asafetida (1/4th teaspoon, Not necessarily needed though - I prefer to add this).
    5. Add cloves and cinnamon sticks after 1/2 a minute, Add onions and fry for 10-12 minutes on medium heat or until brown.
    6. Add chicken pieces and fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    7. Add ginger, garlic and garam masala, stir thorougly until chicken pieces are well coated in masala.
    8. Fry for few minutes until it appears deep brown
    9. Add spinach paste, cook for few minutes
    10. Add a little water (for gravy) and then stir thoroughly
    11. Lower the heat and let it cook for around 15-20 minutes or until water evaporates.
    12. Add lemon juice, stir well.
    13. Garnish with coriandar leaves once it gets a little cold and serve.

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    • Mihir Shah
      Mihir Shah
      This is also one of my favorite ways to prepare chicken. Definitely use the asafetida, it adds something unique to the dish. Will try this preparation for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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