April 20, 2010

Saag Chicken/ Palak Chicken/Spinach Chicken:-


Ingredients:-

Chicken-7-8 medium size pieces
Spinach- 1 bunch
Onion-1 medium
Tomato-1 medium
Ginger & garlic paste-1 tbsp
Yoghurt-2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
Coriander Powder- ½ tsp
Cashew nuts- a handful
Garam Masala (whole)- 2 of each (Cardamom, Clove & Cinnamon)
Star Anise- 2 flowers
Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
Bay Leaves- 2
Salt as per taste.
Oil- 2+2 tbsp (It can less or more)


Method:-



1. Marinate the chicken with the yoghurt, all the powder spices (turmeric, cumin, coriander) and salt for 15 mnts.

 2. Roughly chop the onion, tomato and the spinach. Heat 2 tbsp oil. Temper with cumin seeds. When the seeds start to splutter and the ginger garlic paste. Add the chopped onion when the ginger garlic turns brown. Keep on frying the onion till it turns brown. Add the tomato and sauté till the oil separates. Then add the spinach and the cashew nuts. Fold all together nicely. When the spinach is fully cooked and all the juice evaporates, take off the heat and cool aside. Grind the cooked and cooled spinach in to a smooth paste. Reserve.

 3. Heat 2 tbsp oil. Temper with star anise, garam masala and bay leaves. Add the chicken and fry the chicken till it turns brown. Then add the spinach paste and folds nicely. Cook for few mnts and then serve with roti, rice whatever your heart desires.

Variations:-



1. I used here boneless Chicken. The taste enhances more if you use with-bone chicken pieces.

 2. You can add Coriander Leaves too. If you wish to add then add it when you are grinding the spinach. But of course it’s up to your wish when you want to add the coriander leaves and how.

Sending this dish to Priya's Cooking With Seeds - Cardamom Seeds Event.


2 comments:

Priya said...

Wow Kamalika,fabulous dish, this palak chicken is one of my favourite dish..Makes me hungry, thanks for sending..

Uma said...

nutritious combo of spinach and chicken.. new for me..
all posts are interesting.