How to make Palak Chicken -

Lightly spiced chicken cooked with spinach

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Spinach Leaves, Chicken (चिकन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Murg-E-Azam Cantonese Chicken Chatpata Chicken Goan Sausage Chilli Fry

Palak Chicken

Palak Chicken Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Chicken Recipe

  • Spinach Leaves finely chopped 2 large bunches

  • Chicken cut into 12 pieces 800 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onions cubed 2 medium

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) cut into small cubes 1 small

  • Green chillies finely chopped 5-6

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) finely chopped 1 small bunch

  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a deep non stick pan.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, ginger and chana dal and mix. Add one cup water, salt and turmeric powder and mix. Cover and cook for two minutes.

Step 3

Add onions, bottle gourd and green chillies. Mix and add fenugreek leaves and spinach leaves and mix well. Cook for two to three minutes. Add tomatoes and mix. Cover and cook till the vegetables are cooked and soft.

Step 4

Meanwhile add salt, red chilli power and garam masala powder to the chicken and set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes. Once the vegetables are cooked, mash them with a hand blender. Add chicken and mix. Cover and cook till the chicken is done.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.