Chicken Palak (Spinach)

Cooking Time : 45 minutes
Servings : 4 - 5

Ingredients :
  • 1 kg chicken, 
  • 2 bunches palak
  • 2 onion, medium, finely chopped
  • 2 tomato medium, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 5 green cardamoms
  • 8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 - 5 tsp yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Salt, to taste
Recipe :
  1. Wash palak (Spinach) clean and chop it. Cut chicken into 10 - 12 pieces.
  2. Steam palak and make a smooth paste of it.
  3. Heat a thick bottom pan and add oil to it. Add bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms and fry for a minute.
  4. Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic and fry till onion turns brown.
  5. Now add chicken pieces, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Fry well.
  6. Add yogurt to the mixture and saute for 2 - 3 minutes or chicken turns light brown.
  7. Now add steamed palak paste and cook well by covering with a lid. 
  8. Cook till the gravy is thick and chicken is tender.
  9. Serve hot with roti or rice.

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