Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Quick cooking : Palak Chicken

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Lying down next to my 6yr 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, I am exhausted but sleepless, tired yet want to keep the mind busy and yet not in a frame of mind of any real work on the laptop and that is when I realised that I had promised you guys this quick “Palak Chicken” recipe that is a regular at home.

Interestingly I learnt from my househelp 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 recipe is that it goes with just about everything – roti’s, rice and even dosa-idly

So here is the yumminess for you

Recipe – Palak Chicken

What I used
Palak (spinach) – 400gms
Chicken – 400gms
Onion – 2 medium sized chopped
Tomatoes – 2 large chopped
Green chillies – 3-4 (depending on how much spice you can handle)
Garlic – 6 pods
Ginger – 1 inch
Jeera – 1tsp
Clove – 2
Whole black pepper – 4
Bay leaves – 1
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Chicken curry powder – 1tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 2tsp

How I made it
Wash, chop and purée 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 purée 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

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3 comments on “Quick cooking : Palak Chicken

  1. wanderlustathome
    November 20, 2013

    Sounds ideal to get some palak into the two at home. Will try this weekend, thanks :)

  2. Sue
    February 2, 2014

    This sounds wonderful. I’m not a big fan of palak but am trying to eat more of it than usual (usual is never). Consider this page bookmarked.

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