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Palak Chicken Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Monday, December 12, 2016 | 10:26:00 PM

Palak Chicken is a Delicious and healthy curry recipe in which chicken is added to the silky smooth spinach base. Palak Chicken combines the all the benefits of Spinach and the deliciousness of chicken. Spinach is loaded with lot of minerals and nutrients but many of us don't like the taste of spinach so the addition of chicken to the recipe makes the dish more appealing and takes to the next level. I really hate spinach before but now after trying this curry with chicken i fell in love with this spinach chicken and make very often. You can substitute the chicken with paneer and make a vegetarian version.


Serving Size          :  4 people

Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Cooking Time       : 25 minutes

Difficulty: Spice Level:

Quantity Ingredients for Palak Chicken Recipe
1/2 kg Chicken 
1/4 kgSpinach

For Curry
2 Tbsp Oil

2 Bay leaves , 1 Cinnamon stick, 3 Cloves
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
Green Chilies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tspChili powder
1 tspCoriander powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 Tomato
1 tsp Kasoori Methi leaves / dried fenugreek leaves
2 tbspCream

Salt to taste

Cooking Method

Step 1) Blanching the Spinach:
First lets start by blanching the spinach.I have used baby spinach if you are using regular spinach remove the stem if it is very hard. Rinse the spinach in water for a couple of times and add it to the hot water. Cook it for 2-3 minutes without placing the lid.After 2 minutes turn off the heat , drain the water completely and add the spinach to a blender and grind it to a very smooth paste. Keep it aside.



Step 2) Making Base for the curry:
Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves, cinnamon stick and cloves . Give it a stir and add then add finely chopped onions, some salt to speed up the cooking process and saute the onions until golden brown.

Step 3) Masalas for Palak Chicken:
Once the onions turn golden add ginger garlic paste, green chilies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala. mix it well and then add chopped tomato.Add some water to prevent the masalas from burning and cook until the tomato turns soft and mushy.

Step 4) Adding Chicken:
Once the tomato turns soft add the chicken pieces and coat it well with the masala. I have used chicken thigh for this recipe because the chicken thigh stays soft and tender after cooking.Cook until the chicken is 70-80% done.Add water if required. 

Step 5) Making palak Chicken:
Once the chicken is almost done add the pureed spinach and mix well with the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes. At the end add kasoori methi (crush it with your hands and add it to the curry) .Finally add cream to get rich and silky base.Mix it once and turn off the heat.


That's it our delicious palak chicken with a rich creamy silky soft base is ready to be served. This is and excellent way to incorporate spinach to our diet and goes very well with chapthi, naan and pulao.
"Eat spinach and stay healthy" .Those who hate spinach will also start to love this awesome spinach chicken curry recipe. Spread the Joy of Cooking.


Palak Chicken Recipe

Palak chicken is a delicious curry made with chicken and spinach which is loaded with the benefits of spinach.It is an Indian curry where chicken dances in a rich creamy and silky spincah base.
Rated 4.5/5 based on 27 reviews


  • 1/2 Kg Chicken
  • 1/4 Kg Spinach

  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Bay leaves , 1 Cinnamon stick, 3 Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi leaves
  • 2 tbsp Cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry Leaves

  • Instructions:
    1. Blanch the spinach and grind it to a smooth paste
    2. Saute onion with whole garam masala and the other masalas
    3. Add the chicken and cook until 70% done.
    4. Add the spinach paste and cook for another 5 minutes.
    5. Add kasoori methi, cream and turn off the heat

    About Angela Steffi

    I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


    1. Hi Steffi, Hope ur fine. I made your delicious palak chicken and my husband loved it too as well as my toddler boy and 11month old baby girl. Easy to make and tasty! Love your recipes ...gonna try some more. Keep putting more recipes. Great guidance to yummy food!!!

      1. Hi Roanne, nice to see your comments its been a long, Hope you are good.Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us, I am glad that your children liked the recipe :) Sure i will upload more recipes soon, Thank you fro your support.

    2. All good Angela and hope the same is with u. Il be trying out ur veg salna soon and will leave a feedback. Next week im making palak chicken again oh i just love it! btw Angela can u pls put up chutneys for dosas esp green and white coconut chutney. This is my request. Thank u in advance.

      1. Thank you so much Roanne for your lovely comments and feedback, I will be eagerly waiting for your feedback .All the best and Happy COoking !!!
        I will upload chutney recipes soon.

    3. Hi Angela,

      I tried your Recipe of Palak Chicken , and it was awesome.
      I thank you for sharing such professional recipes.
      I will be trying more opf your recipes shortly.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. I am glad that you liked my recipe.
        we need to boil the potatoes first and then add it to the gravy along with the spinach and cook for 5-7 minutes.
        All the best, Please share your feedback after trying the recipe. Happy Cooking !!!!

    4. Hi Angela,

      I will be trying your Palak Paneer Recipe shortly.
      I had a query if i want to substitute paneer by Potato , how can we do it ?


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