Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Easy Breezy Palak (Spinach) Chicken

Spinach chicken is one of R and my favorite chicken dishes. The 1st time I had it was at the ever popular Shalimar restaurant. Although I loved the taste, I didn't quite like the excessive oil in the Shalimar version. So I decided to de-construct the recipe and try making it at home.

That was over 2 years ago, and now this is a staple chicken recipe in our household. This is also a great way for us to get in our regular dose of spinach ;)

Paalak (Spinach) Chicken
1. 2 tbsp oil
2. 1 pound chicken chopped into bite sized pieces (boneless or with bones)
3. 2 cups finely chopped fresh spinach
4. 1 cup finely chopped onions
5. 1/2 tsp ginger paste
6. 3/4 tsp garlic paste
7. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
8. 1/2 tsp coriander powder
9. 3-4 green chillies split into 2
10. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
11. 1/4 tsp garam masala
12. 1 tsp lemon juice
13. Salt to taste
14. 1/4 cup water

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add chopped onions and sauté till translucent
2. Add turmeric powder and sauté for 30 seconds
3. Add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute
4. Add cumin and coriander powder and sauté for 1 minute
5. Add the chicken and let the chicken brown
6. Add the spinach and sauté
7. Add the garam masala and mix well.
8. Add salt and lemon juice
9. Sauté for another minute. Add the water and let cook with a lid

Serve with Garlic Naan or Saffon Rice.

Enjoy :)

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