How to make Palak Chicken - Lightly spiced chicken cooked with spinach

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Spinach Leaves, Chicken (चिकन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Palak Chicken Recipe Card

Palak Chicken

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Lemon Chicken, Kale Stuffed Chicken, Chicken in a nest, Dilkhush Marghi.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Chicken Recipe

  • Spinach Leaves finely chopped 2 large bunches

  • Chicken cut into 12 pieces 800 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onions cubed 2 medium

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) cut into small cubes 1 small

  • Green chillies finely chopped 5-6

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) finely chopped 1 small bunch

  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a deep non stick pan.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, ginger and chana dal and mix. Add one cup water, salt and turmeric powder and mix. Cover and cook for two minutes.

Step 3

Add onions, bottle gourd and green chillies. Mix and add fenugreek leaves and spinach leaves and mix well. Cook for two to three minutes. Add tomatoes and mix. Cover and cook till the vegetables are cooked and soft.

Step 4

Meanwhile add salt, red chilli power and garam masala powder to the chicken and set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes. Once the vegetables are cooked, mash them with a hand blender. Add chicken and mix. Cover and cook till the chicken is done.

Step 5

Serve hot.