Recipe for the Week - Palak Chicken

4:16:00 pm

Summer is at its peak and everyone’s opting for salads, juices and the like. Non vegetarian food isn’t really what we crave nowadays, but in case you do, here is a healthy dish that is oh-so-easy to make!! So what are you waiting for, let’s get started!!

What you’ll need (3 servings):

1. 250 g chicken cut into small pieces
2. ½ a small bunch of spinach/palak
3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
4. 1 tomato chopped
5. 1 green chilli
6. ½ onion sliced
7. ½ - 1 tbsp oil
8. salt to taste
9. 1 tsp coriander powder
10. ½ tsp pepper powder
11. ½ tsp garam masala

What you’re going to do:

1. Wash the spinach leaves well and cook it in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle.

2. Cool the spinach and puree with a green chilli.

3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, and fry the onion on low heat till golden brown.
4. Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell disappears.
5. Add the tomatoes, cover and cook till soft and mushy.
6. Add the salt, coriander, pepper and fry for a minute.
7. Add the chicken and fry for a couple of minutes.
8. Add the spinach puree and cook the chicken for 3 whistles or till done.
9. Serve with a little garam masala sprinkled on top of the dish.

I have avoided the calorie-laden ingredients that usually go with this dish – ghee and cream. I’m sure the ghee would add a wonderful flavor of it’s own, but since this is a summer special, I decided to go without it. Serve with some fresh, hot wholewheat rotis, cool low fat curd and you have a lovely, healthy meal ready!!

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  1. ooh..sounds yumy & nutritious ! :)

  2. Though not a fan of palak...will surely try this dish after my wedding...on the look out for easy to make recepies and this one fits the bill

    1. Yup, with this you don't need to make another vegetable dish - just rotis or rice!!

  3. Yummy .... I'm going to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing

  4. wow, seems interesting..never had palak chicken before!! Will try it! thanks for sharing!Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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    1. Do let me know how it turns out!!

  5. i dont touch chicken..but will show this recipe to hubby(who's a major chicken eater)..maybe he can make it on his own!!

    1. I'm sure he is super easy!!!

  6. I have such a fondness for that gross? Probably. But this is much better...all the flavor without the fact. Great job!

    Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

    1. I don't really like the smell of ghee on its own, but I really like the effect it has when used in Indian dishes!!