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How to make Chicken with Spinach

indian chicken with spinach
indian chicken with spinach

Chicken with Spinach -> I like Indian chicken dishes and I like spinach, so why not make a combined dish. (and they were the only protein and greens I had at home).

So the dish is nothing exceptional from other indian dishes – you will notice that most spinach dishses resemble the Sindhi Palak dish I made earlier – that’s how spinach is made in India.

Ingredients list –

  • 2 x Spinach bunch chopped
  • 500gr x Chicken breast (or any other part you prefer)
  • 3 x White Onion
  • 5 x Garlic pieces – grated
  • 1 x thumb size ginger
  • 1 x Green Chilli
  • 3 x Diced Green Onion
  • 1 x Tsp – Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp – Haldi (turmeric), Dhaniya (coriander), Garam Masala
  • 1/2 x Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp – Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp x Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tsp x White Vinegar
  1. In a pressure cooker – Add the spinach, haldi, dhaniya and garam masala powder, add salt – close the lid and let it cook for 20mins – aprox 7 whistles.
  2. In a pan, heat up some oil – add garlic and sautee until light brown
  3. Add onion, green onion, ginger and green chilli – mix everything together.
  4. Add the leaves of the green onion (finely chopped), thinly slieced bell pepper and keep mixing.
  5. Add the chicken ( I dice my chicken).
  6. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce and white vinegar.
  7. Add the spinach to the chicken mix you just made – regulate water / salt.

DONE. – Enjoy.

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How to make Lassooni Palak (Garlic Spinach)

Lassooni Palak / Garlic Spinach dish is probably a generic dish which is used in many cuisines. For me, the first time I tried it, was at an Italian restaurant in Gran Canaria. It was served with a toasted baguette which was sliced – you were to get a spoonful of spinach and spread it on top of the bread – to enjoy as a starter with drink. This version of lassooni palak is more Indian oriented – it tasted pretty much like the Sindhi Palak recipe but much more bitter.

Lassooni Palak
Lassooni Palak

Ingredients List –

  • 2 x Spinach Bunch
  • 1 x Chopped Potato
  • 1 x Garlic (Whole piece, chop them all)
  • 1 x Finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 Fresh Coriander Bunch
  • 1 x Chilli / Non Chilli Pepper (optional)
  • 1 x Tomato (optional)
  • 1 x Tsp – Garam Masala, Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) powder
  • 1/2 x Tsp – Red Chilli (Coloring – not spicy)
  1. In a pressure cooker – add the onion and garlic – move until light brown (under no circumstance let it burn).
  2. Mix in the potatoes.
  3. Add the garam masala, jeera and dhaniya powder – mix well.
  4. Add the red chilli powder.
  5. DONE –
  6. Optional – I like my spinach to have a tangy taste – this is usually achieved by adding tomatoes – I did not have them this time – so I added some aamchoor. (unripened mango powder)
amchoor powder
amchoor powder

To be honest, this dish doesnt really have much variation when compared to the sindhi palak – it just has loads of garlic – hence the name.

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How to make Sindhi Palak

Sindhi Palak, a traditional Indian, primarily made of spinach which also carries other vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes. ┬áThe dish provides you with a healthy dose of Iron, Vitamin K and others – and its tasty.

So I do not eat breads or chapatis with my indian food, I prefer to eat the dish by itself and if still left hungry, I can always eat more of the same dish. – therefore, this recipe is made for 1 cereal sized bowl.

Sindhi Palak
Sindhi Palak

Recipe Ingredients –

  • 2x Spinach
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 Small Potatoes
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera Powder (cumin)
  • 1 teaspoon Haldi Powder (turmeric)
  • 1 teaspoon Dhaniya Powder (coriander)
  • 5 Small Garlic – chopped
  • 1 Cup of water
  1.  Cut the spinach and clean it by leaving it to soak in a bowl of water.
  2. Peel carrots and tomatoes and dice them (I leave the tomato skin on), chop onions, chop spinach, chop the potatoes,
  3. Put all the ingredients mixed together into the pressure cooker
  4. Add salt, haldi, jeera and dhaniya powder
  5. Add 1 cup of water
  6. Close pressure cooker with lid and let it cook for 4-5 whistles.

Tadka Mixture

To the final dish, we add a tadka ( a spice mix to give an external flavor to the dish)

In a small pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil, 5 chopped garlics, dhaniya powder, jeera powder – mix around until garlic comes to a light brown color

7. Once the cooker is done, open it, add the tadka mixture into the pressure cooker and mix.

Done.

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