اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ
Chicken palak is a classic Pakistan dish made with chicken and chopped spinach. With this spinach curry recipe, you can make a chicken saag that is healthy and nutritious without comprising on flavour. Packed with spices, onions and the most ingredient, spinach, this saag recipe is perfect for all those curry nights. This traditional palak chicken recipe is authentic and sure to impress all your family and friends. The heat of the spices in this saag curry recipe combined with the spinach gravy and tender chicken to help you bring the takeout home.
Chicken is one of the most popular dinner options in my family. We have to have chicken almost daily. Actually, that’s not entirely true because my dad doesn’t like having chicken every day. Regardless here is one version of using chicken is this chicken and spinach chicken curry otherwise known as palak chicken. Basically, on the menu for every Pakistani household.
For a vegetarian alternative you can remove the chicken and make a spinach and potato curry instead. My mum makes the best spinach chicken curry. Not that I am biased in any way. This is an authentic Pakistani recipe made with fresh spinach leaves. Completely irresistible and a definite one for your recipe book!
So, with this saag curry I don’t blanch the spinach because it takes a lot longer and I don’t really personally see the point. However, if you have picky eaters in the family (i.e., my siblings) then I kind of have to blanch and puree the spinach leaves. It doesn’t contribute anything in terms of taste, but it just makes the spinach gravy smoother. Even as I write this my brother is complaining about having pulps in his orange juice…Anyways that is beside the point. I would call this a relatively healthy chicken recipe. Due to the double power combination of spinach and chicken it is packed with protein. Spinach also has a high protein content if you didn’t know that.
In all of my curry recipes I only ever use fresh garlic and ginger. My mum forbids me from using the paste versions. However, if you want to you can use ginger paste and garlic paste. In this recipe you can replace the garlic cloves with 1 teaspoon of garlic paste.
This murgh saag recipe is made of tender chicken lathered in a spinach masala gravy.
I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.
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