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palak chicken recipe

palak chicken recipe, palak chicken curry

A simple chicken dish combined with palak and made as a palak chicken curry.
3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course chicken
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 3
Calories 30 kcal


  • 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.


1. Here, I have pressure cooked the chicken, but we can also cook the palak chicken by using slow cooking method.
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.


Nutrition Facts
palak chicken recipe, palak chicken curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.