Palak Murg, How to Make Palak Chicken

PALAK MURG (CHICKEN WITH SPINACH) পালেং শাক আৰু মুৰ্গী
( A North

PALAK MURG (CHICKEN WITH SPINACH) পালেং শাক আৰু মুৰ্গী
( A North Indian delicacy and goes well with rice or chapaties)

PREPARATION TIME:- 20 MINS
COOKING TIME :- 30 MINS
SERVING :- 4 Pax

INGREDIENTS:-
 
1)12-13 pieces   ——- Chicken
2)6 tbsp               ——- Plain Yogurt
3)2 bunch            ——- Spinach leaves
4)1 bunch            ——- Coriander leaves
5)3 nos                 ——- Tomatoes
6)2 nos                 ——- Medium sized onion
7)8-9 cloves         ——- Garlic
8)1 inch                ——- Ginger
9)1 tsp                  ——- cumin powder
10)2 nos              ——- Bay leaves
11)2 nos              ——- Red chillies
12)1 inch              ——- Cinnamon stick
13)3 pods            ——- Cardamom
14)5 nos               ——- Cloves
15)1 tsp                ——- Turmeric powder
16)1 tbsp              ——- Garam Masala
17)4 tbsp              ——- Mustard oil or vegetable oil
18) —                     ——- Salt (to taste)

METHOD:-

* Puree together the tomatoes, onion, ginger and garlic, and keep aside.

* Puree the spinach along with the coriander leaves and keep aside.

* Heat the oil in a pan and add the bay leaves, red chillies, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Stir till the seeds begin to splutter and the spices begin to leave their aroma.

* Add the tomato mixture along with the green chillies, turmeric and cumin powder. Keep stirring over medium heat till most of the moisture evaporates.

* Add the yogurt and stir for a few seconds.

* Then add the chicken pieces and season with salt.

* Add little water and reduce the heat to low, cover and cook till the chicken pieces are partially cooked.

* Add the spinach puree. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook till the chicken pieces are completely done.

* Add the garam masala powder and stir till the gravy thickens. Do not let it dry out.

* Garnish with coriander leaves or lemon wedges.

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