17/03/2015

MURG PALAK OR SPINACH CHICKEN

                               





                       MURG PALAK  OR SPINACH CHICKEN 

It is a classic Indian dish made with chicken and spinach and the end result is a tasty, nutritious and healthy dish.

INGREDIENTS 
  • 1/2kg Chicken
  • 2 large bunches spinach
  • 1/4 cup tbsps vegetable/ Mustard/sunflower cooking oil
  • Chinamon Stick-1"
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 pods   cardamom
  • 2 large onions chopped very fine
  • 2 tbsps garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped fine
  • Salt to taste
  • A dollop of butter
  • Fresh Cream_2tbsp(if you don't have fresh cream,use 2tbsp milk powder or milk)

METHOD 
  • Wash the spinach well and chop. Put into a pot with half a cup of water and salt to taste and boil till cooked or Pressure cook until one whistle.
  • Grind the spinach into a paste into a mixer.. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and fry the chicken pieces till well browned. Remove and keep aside.
  • Again heat the same oil, then add the whole spices.
  • As the  whole spices when it turn slightly darker, add the onion, ginger and garlic pastes and fry till the oil gets separated from masala
  • Add all the other spices - coriander, turmeric and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  • Add the chicken to this masala, mix well and add half a cup of water. Cook till the chicken is almost done.
Add the spinach now and mix well. Cook till most of the water dries up.Add fresh cream...mix it well. .cook it for 1 minute... Remove from the fire and garnish with a dollop of fresh butter.


Saag Chicken goes well with Paratha...Naan...Rumali Roti or anyorther Indian bread
or you can enjoy it with some hot steamed rice,
If you like the recipe please give your valuable feedback....
HAPPY COOKING

                       
                            

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