Palak Chicken Curry

Ingredients for Palak Chicken:

(Tsp-Teaspoon; Tbsp-Tablespoon)

  • Chicken – 500 gms (curry cut with bones)

For the Marination:

  • Whisked curd/yogurt- 100 ml (4-5 tbsp)
  • Garam Masala powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp

Tempering:

  • Green Cardamoms-4
  • Cloves-4
  • Cinnamon-1
  • Black Peppercorns- 15
  • Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp

Spice Powders:

  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1 tsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Ginger Garlic crushed
  • Crushed Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Crushed Garlic – 1 tsp (5-6 cloves)
  • Green chilli, crushed(1-2)- 1 tsp
  • Fried Onions (lightly crushed) – 5-6 tbsp
  • Spinach sliced- around 2 cups ( 120 gms)

Preparation:

  • Marinate the chicken pieces with items specified. Mix and set aside for 30 mins.
  • Now slice the onions and fry in oil till golden. Remove and when cooled, crush it with your hand.
  • Now peel and crush the Ginger & Garlic in mortar & pestle.
  • Also cut and crush 1 or 2 green chillies.
  • Wash, pat dry and slice the spinach leaves.

Process:

  • Heat oil and add the whole Garam masalas. Also add the cumin seeds and when it splutters give a stir.
  • Now add the crushed ginger and garlic, give a mix and fry on medium heat for 1 min.
  • Now add the spice powders and 3 tbsp water and fry on medium heat for 2 mins till oil separates.
  • Next add the crushed green Chillies and mix & fry on medium heat for 30 secs.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and fry on high heat for 3-4 mins.
  • Next add the crushed fried onion and give a mix. Fry on medium heat for another 3 mins till oil separates.
  • Add the sliced spinach, give a mix and cover & cook on low heat for 10 mins.
  • Remove lid, add around 50 ml water, give a mix and cover and cook again for another 10 mins.

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