Palak chicken recipe, a variety of side dish using chicken and spinach leaves and tastes best with roti, rice or phulka. A common term for spinach in India is "palak" and is filled with full of nutrients and vitamins which is a must inclusion in our regular diet. Spinach is an extremely powerful green leafy vegetable and it is believed to have many health benefits as well loaded with full of minerals and Vitamins.
How palak or spinach is used?
- I basically use palak combining it with non vegetarian(meat) recipes such as palak gosht or I also combine palak with potatoes to make aloo palak, combine it with paneer to make palak paneer recipe, and make various dal recipes such as palak dal etc...
- In winters or monsoon time palak can be used to make palak pakoda etc...
- These are the combinations of palak with vegetables but if one wants to combine chicken with anything then it is palak, methi, onions or tomatoes in vegetables and one more combination that is a great hit with chicken and vegetables is gongura chicken, a popular south indian chicken recipe.
Ways of using chicken?
- We all love to eat chicken and every body loves to try different chicken recipes and my blog has many indian chicken related delicacies which should definitely be tried and most of them have been shown with video procedures .
- Chicken contains lots of proteins which help in building body and muscles and one should often try to eat chicken breast related recipes which is good health benefit.
Palak is a very healthy vegetable and so is chicken and one is a green leafy vegetable with lots of iron in it and the other is a non veg which has lots of proteins in it.
Combination of both the main ingredients is a healthy package of iron and proteins which helps in improving iron and also helps in building our body with chicken.
Usually, non veg like meat is basically mixed with many vegetables like potato, any green leafy vegetable, or any vegetable but chicken is combined rarely with vegetables and does not taste good if combined.
If chicken is combined, then it can be used along with green leafy vegetables like gongura/sorrel leaves or spinach leaves/palak.
It is very very rarely combined with potato and also chicken is made in green color using pudina or kothmir.
This chicken curry made here is also green and is made using spinach leaves in chicken pieces.
Two ways to make the recipe
- Palak can be pureed separately by boiling the leaves in some salt water and added while making chicken curry.
- Palak leaves can be directly added into the chicken and this is a very quick and easy method of making palak chicken and tastes good too.
Chicken is made in thousands of varieties and the innovation never ends with chicken and it can be used to make various snacks, main course recipes, curry recipes etc...
I have already shared gongura chicken on my blog and it is a very delicious way of combining chicken with green leafy vegetable and also a healthy way of having a non veg dish.
Below I have shared every step on how to make this simple chicken dish with step by step instructions and hopefully a video procedure too would be updated if my version of this recipe is loved by my viewers...
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palak chicken recipe, palak chicken curry
- 250 gms chicken pieces cleaned and washed well with lemon juice
- 10-12 bunches of spinach/palak leaves should be finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 3 medium size onions finely sliced
- ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
- salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped methi / fenugreek leaves
- 1 onion finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
Washing of palak:
- Take palak leaves in a bowl, chop them finely and add water into them.
- Remove the leaves from water and put them in a strainer.
- When the palak leaves do not contain lots of water, they are ready to go into the curry.
making of palak chicken curry:
- Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
- Add the sliced onions, cook the onions until they turn slight golden color.
- Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds to get rid of raw smell.
- Add the chicken pieces, mix and roast until the color of chicken changes.
- Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix up well.
- Roast the chicken for few minutes on low to medium flame by stirring in between.
- Add the chopped leaves of palak/spinach, coriander leaves, methi leaves, mix well.
- Cook the palak leaves until it gathers together.
- Add one chopped onion, mix well.
- Adjust salt as per requirement and also add a pinch of garam masala powder, mix well.
- Do not add water and cover the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook upto 3-4 whistles.
- Switch off the flame.
- Reduce the steam.
- Serve the curry with roti or rice.
2. Just simmer the flame and cook the palak and chicken for 30 minutes on slow cooking method by covering the lid instead of pressure cooking.
3. One can adjust red chilli powder as per requirement or we can also add 2-3 slit green chillies while cooking the curry.