Avani (avani) wrote,
Avani
avani

  • Mood:

Cooking: Palak Chicken

In my mission to eat at home more and to get more green leafy veggies, I decided to try making palak (spinach) chicken last night. It came out so fabulously that I have to share. You could probably do the same thing with paneer instead of chicken:



This is inspired by the recipe here: http://www.recipedelights.com/recipes/Contributors/palakchicken.htm

Ingredients:
  • Chicken: 2 large breasts
  • Spinach (Palak): 1 bunch (enough to fill a big pot when fresh)
  • Shallots: 1 big one, thinly sliced (you can probably use an onion here if you want)
  • Garlic: 4 cloves plus 2 spoons of garlic paste
  • Serrano Chillies: 6-8 (modify to taste. This many leaves it medium-low spiciness for me)
  • Cilantro: (finely chopped) Handful
  • Cloves: 4
  • Cinnamon: 1 stick
  • Bay Leaf: 1
  • Plain Non-Fat Yogurt: 3/4 cup
  • Oil for frying
  • 2-3 tsp salt (or, one generous palm of your hand :-p)


Preparation:
  1. Mince the shallots, garlic and green chillies.
  2. Cube the chicken
  3. Steam the spinach until it is soft. Switch off and set aside
  4. Heat 1 - 2 tsp oil in a wok/pan.
  5. Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf. Fry for a minute.
  6. Add shallots until they brown.
  7. Add garlic, green chillies and cilantro.
  8. Add spinach to this mixture.
  9. Fry this mixture for a couple of minutes and then take it off the heat.
  10. Use a blender to grind the spinach mixture to paste, adding yogurt as needed.
  11. Heat a little more oil in your wok.
  12. Add the spinach paste once the oil is hot.
  13. Add the rest of the plain yogurt.
  14. Once the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan, add chicken and salt.
  15. Cook on low heat till the chicken is done.


This tastes great over plain basmati rice!
Tags: food
Subscribe

  • Talking about Biocomputing

    Dear LazyJ, I'm giving a 20 minute talk about computers and biology to a potentially large, very mixed audience in a week(!). I have not yet…

  • Learning Hebrew

    So, in preparation for an upcoming trip to Israel, I'm trying to learn enough Hebrew to read street signs and not get ripped off by cab drivers*.…

  • Anime Recommendation

    Apparently I do still find the occasional anime series interesting past half an episode*. Death Note is the first series I've seen in some time that…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment