Palak Chicken | Spinach Chicken Curry

Ingredients for Palak Chicken:

  • Chicken, small pieces with bones- 500 gms

To marinate with:

  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder-2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Spinach leaves, sliced fine- 100 gms (around 3 cups)
  • Onions, fine chopped- 200 gms (or 3 medium sized onions)
  • Tomatoes, sliced- 100 gms ( or 2 small red tomatoes)
  • Green chillies, halved and slit- 2 nos.
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Refined oil- 4 tbsp
  • Salt for seasoning- a pinch


  1. Cut the chicken into small pieces, wash and marinate with the items mentioned.
  2. Set aside for 1 hour.
  3. Fine chop the onions and slice the red tomatoes.
  4. Wash and finely slice the spinach leaves. Leave out the stalk.
  5. Cut the green chilies into halves and slit them.


  1. Heat oil in a a kadai or pan and add the chopped onions.
  2. Fry on medium heat for 12-13 mins till it is brown in colour.
  3. Add the marinated chicken pieces, mix well and fry/bhunno on medium heat for 5 mins.
  4. Continue to fry/bhunno on low heat for 5-6 mins till chicken is browned and oil separates.
  5. Add the sliced tomatoes, mix well and fry it on medium heat for around 2 mins.
  6. Now add 100 ml water, mix well and cover & cook for 5 mins on low heat till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy & oil separates.
  7. Add the sliced spinach leaves and mix well.
  8. Now add the slit green chillies, cumin powder and a pinch of salt.
  9. Mix well, keep the heat on low and cover & cook for 15 mins stirring a few times, till chicken is tender and oil separates.

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