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Spinach Chicken

Spinach Chicken
Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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Chicken cooked with pureed spinach and spices. A refreshingly nutritious preparation.
  • 500 grams spinach
  • 6 green chillies chopped
  • 2 tablespoon(s) oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 1 cinnamon stick(s) of 1" each
  • 2 onion(s) chopped
  • 2 teaspoon(s) each of ginger, garlic pastes
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 8 medium sized pieces (about 500 grams) of chicken
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons thick yoghurt whisked
  • 1 teaspoon(s) hot spice mix (garam masala) powder
  1. Cook the spinach leaves (discard hard stems) in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water. Puree in a blender with the green chillies.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry the bay leaves, cardamoms and cinnamon for a few seconds till aromatic. Add the onions and fry for about 3 minute(s) or till they are lightly browned.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic pastes and fry for about 2 minute(s).
  4. Add the tomatoes and fry for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and sprinkle salt to taste. Mix well. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the spinach puree. Cook on low heat for about 8 minutes or till the chicken is tender.
  7. Stir in the yoghurt and the hot spice mix (garam masala). Simmer for about 3 minutes.
A handful of fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) used along with the spinach makes this dish very flavorful. Serve hot with: Green Peas Rice (Matar Pulav), steamed rice or Indian bread (Roti).
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