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Chicken Palak Recipe

Chicken Palak Punjabi Recipe

Chicken Palak recipe 1


  • 250 gms paneer (cubed and lightly fried till brown in a tsp of ghee)
  • 3 big bunches spinach (discard the coarse stems) – blanch in hot water for 2 mts and make a paste and keep aside
  • 1 ½-2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 green chillis slit length wise
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli pwd
  • 1 tbsp coriander pwd
  • 2 big juicy tomatoes (blanched in hot water, peeled and pureed)
  • 1 cup water (use the water in which spinach was blanched)
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp garam masala pwd (make a pwd of 2 cloves, 1 cardamom and 1” cinnamon stick)
  • 1 tbsp malai (top of milk)
  • ¼ tsp kasuri methi (optional)


Add ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the onions and green chillis sauté them till light brown. Don’t burn them.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3 minutes. Add red chilli pwd and coriander pwd and combine well.
Add the tomato paste and let it cook for 5-6 mts on medium heat. Add the palak paste and let it cook further for another 4-5 mts.
Add the fried paneer cubes and combine. Cook covered on low heat for 3 mts. Add the palak water and salt and cook on medium heat for 10-12 mts.
Add malai, garam masala pwd and kasuri methi and mix well.
Reduce flame, cover and cook for 2 mts.
Serve hot.

Chicken Palak recipe

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