With the goodness and the deliciousness of palak and protein of chicken, this palak chicken recipe is a keeper for sure!
I am lying down next to my six year old son who isn’t well from the past one week and waiting for the time to pass so that I can give him the next dose of medicine. Really, I am exhausted but sleepless, tired and yet want to keep the mind busy. Honestly, I am not in a frame of mind of any real work on the laptop. But this is when I realised that I had promised you guys this quick “Palak Chicken” recipe that is a regular at home.
Interestingly I learnt this recipe from my house help years ago when I had just started to cook and it has stayed with me since then. With the goodness and yumminess of palak and protein of chicken, this recipe is a keeper. The other thing I like about this dish is that it tastes awesome with just about everything – rotis, rice and even dosa-idly.
I have realised over the years that I love chicken in any form. A quick search on my blog will reveal to you that I have so many chicken recipes over the years. In form of salad, in form of quiches, in form of curries, chicken has formed the basis of so many dishes 🙂
Chicken is a great source of protein and if you add palak to it, the dish is a super healthy one, isn’t it? And it is so flavorful that everyone in the house loves it! Gets done quickly too! In under 30 minutes you have an awesome dish in hand. If you have unexpected guests, this is one dish you can definitely get done quickly and serve with some rice or rotis or dosas. So go ahead and make a plate today 🙂
Quick cooking : Palak Chicken
- 400 gms palak (spinach)
- 400 gms chicken
- 2 onion medium sized chopped
- 2 tomatoes large chopped
- 3 - 4 green chillies (depending on how much spice you can handle)
- 6 pods garlic
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 tsp jeera
- 2 Clove
- 4 black pepper Whole
- 1 bay leaves
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp Chicken curry powder
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsps cooking oil
- Wash, chop and puree the spinach. Make sure you wash it well since you don't want even a bit of dirt left in them.
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker and when it begins to heat, add jeera. After it browns a bit add all the whole spices and fry for another minute or so.
- Add onions and fry till they brown.
- Add tomatoes and fry till they leave oil. Now add all the dry ground masalas and fry for another minute.
- Add the palak puree and let it boil for about 4-5 minutes.
- Add chicken and a little water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
- Serve hot with paranthas, rice or dosa. The child loves to eat this with a spoonful of warm ghee.