Palak Pepper Chicken

Palak pepper chicken Is a silky and rich curry with the goodness of palak and whole spices. The curry goes well with any Indian flat bread or even with rice also.The combination of chicken with palak is great. The aroma and taste of this curry is finger licking.
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken- ½ kg
  2. Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  3. Chilly powder- ½ tsp
  4. Curd / yogurt- 2 tbsp
  5. Salt-to taste
  6. Palak/ spinach- 300 gm
  7. Oil-1 ½ tbsp
  8. Crushed pepper corns- 1 tbsp
  9. Bay leaf-1
  10. Cardamom pods-2 nos
  11. Clove-2 nos
  12. Cinnamon-1 small stick
  13. Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  14. Onion finely chopped-1 large
  15. Ginger garlic crushed- 1 tbsp
  16. Green chilly-1 no
  17. Tomato puree-2 tbsp
  18. Coriander powder-1 tbsp
  19. Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  20. Pepper powder-1 tbsp
  21. Curry leaves- 1 spring
  22. Kasoori methi (dried)- ½ tsp
Preparation:
  • Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with ingredients from 2 to 5 for at least 40 minutes in fridge.
  • Wash and clean the spinach well.
  • In a heated pan add the spinach leaves and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes in medium flame until they are soft.
  • After cools down put it on a blender along with little water and make a fine puree out of it.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil; Add crushed pepper corns.
  • Add the whole spice (ingredients from 8-12)
  • Add thinly chopped onion and sauté until transparent.
  • Add ginger garlic and green chilly; sauté until raw smell goes off.
  • Add all the powders and tomato puree; mix well.
  • Add curry leaves and  marinated chicken pieces. Mix well and cover cooks it for about 10 minutes (stir occasionally).
  • Open the lid and cook for another 10 minutes until chicken pieces are cooked well.
  • At this time add the spinach puree and mix well. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the spinach well coated with the chicken and the curry starts thickening.
  • Add kasoori methi (by crushing with hands) and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with the choice of your roti...
Palak Pepper Chicken Palak Pepper Chicken Reviewed by Fejna Em on 22:49 Rating: 5
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