Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spinach Chicken

After four months my wife and my little kid are back in Vienna to stay with me. We are once again a happy little family together. We had a great family union over the weekend. Although it did not go entirely as I planned as I kept sleeping and did not go to pick them up from airport! Ouchhh... I know... :-)

So to cover up I decided to make an awesome dish together as a family. We are a family of three and its my third month of blogging. So our next dish will be a combination of three differently style cooked items. 

This dish is popularly called Palak Chicken or Spinach Chicken. Let me remind you that even I will cook this dish for the first time. 

I already stressed enough in one of earlier spinach (Palak Panner) recipes that how healthy spinach really is!

To put it simply this dish is a combination of boiled spinach, deliciously cooked chicken and a mouth watering tomatoes and onions tempering. 

So let's get to it...

Here's what you will need:


  • 350 gms Spinach 
  • 400 gms Boneless chicken 
  • 3 spoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies 
  • 2 tomatoes chopped 
  • 2 onions chopped
  • Salt to taste 
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chicken masala
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice 
  • 1.5 rsp Red chili powder 
  • Butter
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek leaves
  • Fresh cream


  • Let's first marinate the chicken and keep it aside. 
  • Take chicken pieces in a bowl. 
  • Add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. 
  • Add 2 tsp olive oil. 
  • Add salt to taste. 
  • Add lemon juice. 
  • Add 1 tsp Chicken masala
  • Add 1 tsp red chili powder. 
  • Mix it well. And keep it aside while you cook rest of the dish. 

Let's make the tempering

  • Take a pan. Add olive oil 4 to 5 tsp olive oil. 
  • Add chopped onions. Saute it till they change their color. Add salt. 
  • Add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste. 
  • Add 2 green chilies finely chopped. 
  • When onion are golden brown add dry spices. 
  • Add coriander powder.
  • Add cumin powder. 
  • Add tomatoes. 
  • Mix them well. Keep saute them till oil separates out from masala. 

Let's saute the chicken 

  • Take a pan. Add olive oil. 
  • Lay the marinated chicken pieces on the pan. Lay each piece away from you in clockwise direction. So that you know how to turn them up for an even cook. 
  • Add some butter. 
  • Keep flipping the chicken pieces every 5 to 7 minutes for an even cook. 
  • Once chicken is cooked add it to tempering with all the olive oil and butter mix. 
  • Please make sure that the chicken cooked well. Mine was left a little undone. 


  • Bring the water to a boil in a deep pan or pressure cooker.
  • Add spinach to the water and let it boil, without the lid.
  • After 5 to 7 minutes take out the spinach and make a puree out if it. 
  • I used a hand blender which my wife brought from India. 
  • Add the spinach puree to the chicken mix. 
  • Let it all cook up with the mix. 
  • Add garam masala and fenugreek leaves in the end. 
  • Give them a nice mix. And let them cook for another 10 minutes. Add fresh cream. 
  • And that's it. 

Let's plate up

Serve it hot with Indian bread, naan or rice. It came out really delicious. Hey I'm no expert but I hope you will like the dish. 

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