Wednesday 16 October 2013

Palak Chicken Curry Recipe/Spinach Chicken Curry Recipe/How to make Palak Chicken with step by step photos

Wishing all my Muslim friends  and readers a very Happy EID. Today in Priya’s virundhu it is a very delectable, common and a very famous North Indian dish – Palak Chicken Curry/Spinach Chicken Curry. This palak chicken curry is a beautiful blend of spinach with chicken, infused with all aromatic Indian spices. Try it out friends you will all love it. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Chicken Varuvals/Fry/Biryanis/Gravies etc hereMutton/goat Meat Recipes,Fish & Egg Recipes. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Paneer Recipes here, other North Indian Subjis here.

Here’s how to make Palak Chicken Curry/Spinach Chicken Curry with step  by step photos…
Chicken [Boneless]
500 gm
1 finely chopped
2 finely chopped
Green chillies
2-3 slit lengthwise
Ginger & garlic paste
2 tsp
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Cinnamon sticks
1” piece
Bay leaves
1 or 2
Kasthoori methi[dry leaves]
1 tsp
Dry red chilli
1 tbsp
As needed

To Marinate Chicken 

Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp

Coriander Powder

2 tsp

Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp

Ginger & Garlic Paste

2 tsp


2 tbsp


As needed

  For Grinding

Spinach/Palak/Pasalai Keerai
1 big bunch
Coriander leaves/Kothamalli
1 small bunch

Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                      Recipe Course: Main Course
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

check out other interesting and mouthwatering Paneer Recipes here, other North Indian Subjis here.

Wash the chicken thoroughly and cut them to cubes. Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger & garlic paste, yogurt, salt  and marinate for about 30 - 45 minutes.

Remove stems and wash the spinach really well. Boil water in a deep sauce pan, add the spinach and salt to it. Let it boil for 2 minutes and switch off the stove.

Drain the water, cool it and blend it with coriander leaves in the mixer to fine paste. Keep it aside for later.

Heat oil in a kadai, add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, fennel seeds, dry red chilli and saute until nice aroma fills the room.

Add the onions, green chillies and saute until saute until they turn golden brown.

Now add the ginger & garlic paste and fry till the raw smell vanishes.

Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for about 3-4 minutes or until they turn mushy.

Now add the marinated chicken and stir it in for another 3-4 minutes, after that add the coriander powder, kasthoori methi leaves and mix really well.

Add about ¼ cup of water, close the lid and cook the chicken until tender. Stir in between to avoid any burning and adjust the amount of water as well.

After the chicken is cooked and soft, add the spinach & coriander puree and cook for another 4 -5 in medium flame. Adjust the amount of salt at this point.

Tadaa !!!!!!! Palak Chicken Curry is ready, enjoy it hot with rotis or even with white rice.

  • You can add about 2 tbsp of cream to the chicken before switching off the stove.
  • Adjust the amount of spice level[red chilli powder] according to your taste, but the above mentioned measurements will suite all age groups.

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  1. a very healthy and yummylicious combo..

  2. Worth the try because its very interesting to see how spinach blended so well with the chicken curry. Love the beautiful and vibrant color.

  3. Healthy Green twist to routine Chicken! Looks Yum!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. Wow Priya, This looks absolutely yumm.. I have tried palak paneer, must try this palak chicken too :)

  5. One of my fav recipe,love the vibrant colour!!

  6. Wow yummy looks so tasty.. I wish you could have post yesterday.. I finished all my chicken otherwise I can prepare this yesterday itself (on eid). Book marked will try...

  7. Wow yummy...looks so tasty.. I wish you could have post this yesterday..I finished all my chicken otherwise I can prepare this on yesterday itself (on Eid day). Bookmarked will try soon..

  8. Healthy and delicious Chicken curry!! Looks super tempting.

  9. delicious vibrant green color of the dish.

  10. i have tried palak much will do it

  11. Lovely green color with chicken...healthy recipe...

  12. Lovely chicken curry .Very healthy one indeed.

  13. healthy curry, love hte green color much...

  14. Serve me this green chicken curry with some rotis, i can enjoy it thoroughly rite now for my dinner.

  15. Healthy and tasty gravy... goes well with chapati

  16. Loved the vibrant color.. looks yummy !

  17. that's a wonderful gravy ! i love chicken in any form..and adding palak is a healthy twist :)

  18. colourful and healthy palak chicken.

  19. best combo of chicken n healthy too.need sum rotis.

  20. Hi Priya, no mention on the quantity of the coriander powder. i have just prepared the dish adding about 2 tsp of coriander powder. waiting for feedback from the family. will let you know.

    1. Hi Noella,
      Thanks a lot for mentioning my mistake, by mistake I have missed out to mention the coriander powder measurement. But you have added the right amount, your family members will surely love it.
      thanks and regards


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