Palak Murg Curry / Palak Chicken

Chicken cooked in spinach Gravy.

Spinach/Palak  is a very good source of iron , many other vitamins and calcium but  oxalate present in it binds with calcium and hinders its absorption so it is not considered a good source of calcium.And chicken has become very popular in the recent times.And the combo of this two is wonderful. I loved this recipe because it is very different from the regular chicken preparation .  Palak in the palak murg or palak chicken gives it a unique taste and color. I found palak chicken a perfect for party dish  , quick to prepare ,very few ingredients and fancy too :).

Chicken - 2 lb/1 kg
Spinach - 1 lb
Onion - 1 cup , chopped fine(optional)
Green Chili -  10 or  to taste 
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Cloves - 6
Bay Leaves - 2
Cinnamon - 2 , 2 '' inch stick
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 2 tsp
Salt  to taste
Butter - 4 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Step I : Marination:

  1. Add turmeric, salt  ,oil, lemon juice and ginger garlic paste to chicken.
  2. Mix well and marinate for few hours in fridge.

Step II : Blanch Spinach:

  1. Clean the spinach and pick good leaves.
  2. Boil a big pot of water and drop in the leaves and green chili.
  3. Cook for just a minute and drop in chilled water or ice to retain the  green color.
  4. Drain and blend coarsely and keep aside.

Step II: Curry

  1. Heat the butter and add cloves , cinnamon and bay leaf.
  2. Add onion and cook till pink and add the  marinated chicken.
  3. Lightly brown the chicken pieces and add half 1/2 cup water .
  4. Bring to boil , cover and cook till the chicken is done on medium heat.
  5. Add the pureed spinach and garam masala and simmer for 3-5minutes.
  6. Check for salt and serve with naan or roti.


  1. Wow Nisha, Palak chicken looks awesome and very nicely done, thanks for sharing...

  2. this chicken looks very very yummy... mouth is watering here

  3. Wonderful palak chicken, loved the texture of your gravy, just yummilicious.

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  4. This looks so nice and yummy. Totally tempting :)
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  5. I just love recipes with a combo of chicken and spinach. These ingredients can be found at my place and its like the perfect dish which I am drooling over.