Murgh Palak | How to make Murgh Palak

By Moumita Malla  |  6th Mar 2018  |  
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Murgh Palakby Moumita Malla
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About Murgh Palak Recipe

It is a classic North  Indian dish made with chicken,pureed spinach and some spices, the end result is a tasty, nutritious and healthy dish.It is  a healthy way to incorporate leafy greens in yours kid’s meal, it can make happy both mom and kid.

Murgh Palak

Ingredients to make Murgh Palak

  • Ingredients of palak Puree
  • palak-250grams
  • salt -a pinch
  • garlic cloves-5
  • ginger-1/2inch
  • Green chilies-2
  • Ingredients For Murgh palak Masala
  • chicken -1/2kg(medium pieces with bone)
  • oil-1/4cup
  • Curd or yoghurt-2tablespoons
  • bay leaf-1
  • Green cardamom-3
  • cinnamon stick-1inch one
  • cloves-4
  • fenugreek seeds or methi dana-6
  • onion-1(chopped)
  • garlic paste-2teaspoon Roasted kasturi methi-1teaspoon(crushed)
  • ginger paste-1teaspoon
  • tomato-1chopped
  • red chilli powder-1teaspoon
  • turmeric powder -1/2teaspoon
  • coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Garam masala powder-1/2teaspoon
  • butter-1tablespoon
  • Fresh cream-1/4 cup plus 2teaspoons

How to make Murgh Palak

  1. Marinate the chicken with curd or yoghurt and salt,keep aside for 30 minutes
  2. Soak the palak into water  for 15 minutes,then drain the water and clean leaves very well
  3. Boil  1 cup of water adding little salt,add palak ,close the lid and simmer the gas and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Switch off the gas and strain the palak, Save the water in which spinach was boiled. Can be used in the chicken later.
  5. Add palak or spinach into ice cold water for 15 minutes to keep the colour of palak
  6. Drain the ice cold water
  7. Add palak in a wet grinder along with ginger,garlic ,chopped chilies and salt to make a smooth puree
  8. Heat oil in a pan
  9. Add the whole spices,let them crackel Add  chopped onion,fry until light brown
  10. Add ginger,garlic paste,mix and stir
  11. Add chopped tomatoes and fry until raw aroma of  ginger garlic paste goes away 
  12. Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder and coriander powder,mix and stir
  13. Add the chicken to this masala, mix well and add salt and stir it on low flame until oil gets separated from masala
  14. add half a cup of water in which spinach was boiled,let the water bring to boil.
  15. When the water will start boiling,simmer the gas and close the lid
  16. Cook  on low flame till the chicken is almost done and most of the water dries up.The gravy should be thicken
  17.  Add garam masala powder and roasted kasuri methi and mix
  18. Add butter and cream and mix
  19. Switch off the gas
  20. Transfer the dish in a serving bowl 
  21. Heat ghee in a small pan,add methi Dana or fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds,let them crackle,once they will be popped up switch off the gas and pour  this ghee on murgh palak.
  22. Garnish with little cream if you want.
  23. Murgh Palak goes well with Paratha,Naan,Rumali Roti or any other Indian bread

Reviews for Murgh Palak (1)

Hema Mallik8 months ago

I really want to try this.