Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quick Palak chicken / Spinach Chicken

I had some cooked Spinach in refrigerator and planed to make this recipe.And i have to tell this came out very fast and real good too....


About Palak:

Saag (Urdu: ساگ ;Punjabi; ਸਾਗ ; Hindi: साग; NepaliसागOriyaଶାଗ) or sag is a leaf-based (spinachmustard leafBasella, etc.) dish eaten in South Asia with bread such as roti or naan,[1] or rice (in Odisha and West Bengal). Saag can be made from spinach, mustard leaves, finely chopped broccoli, or other greens, along with added spices and sometimes other ingredients such as paneer. On some menus, it is called saagwala.
Saag is more common in North Indian provinces of HaryanaUttar Pradesh, as well as in the Pakistani and Indian region ofPunjab, especially Sarson ka saag, where it may be eaten with makki ki roti. This roti is made of corn flour and is yellow in colour, though it can also be eaten with other breads. Saag/saj however can be a catch-all term for various green-leaved dishes. Saag aloo (and Saag gosht in Pakistan cuisine) is a common dish in Punjabi cuisine (both Pakistani and Indian) as served in restaurants and take-aways in the Western world.






Ingredients:

Chicken Tenders - 5
Ginger and Garlic Paste - 1 tsp each for boiling chicken
Ginger and Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp each to add along with spinach.
Spinach Cooked  -  1 cup
Tomato Puree - 2 tbsp
Roasted Cumin Pd - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Pd - 1/2 tsp
Amchur / Dry Mango Pd - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp


Method:


1.Boil Chicken Tenders in 1 cup water with Ginger Garlic Paste ,till they are completely cooked.





 2.Once they are cooked break them to pieces and let all the water evaporates and becomes dry.


2.Add oil to help chicken roast slightly.


3.Then add cooked spinach and Ginger Garlic Paste saute them well.

4.Add Tomato Puree and mix them well.
5.Then add all spiced.Add Cumin pd , coriander pd , amchur pd , garam masala and saute them very well,till all spices and tomato is cooked properly.Then add lime juice


6.Don't add water ,keep it dry.
7.Check For seasoning and all salt accordingly.


Serve hot with chapati.






 Tips:


1.Don't add too much spices,This is a very mild recipe and it taste good like that.
2.You can add a tbsp of cream at end if you wish.









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