Spinach and Chicken curry

Chicken, Indian spices and Spinach are combined to make a tastier main dish for Chapati or a side dish for rice.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins

Marination Time :1-2 hrs

Cooking Time : 20-30 mins

Serves : 3-4

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Cuisine : Indian»Main»

Main Ingredient : Chicken
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Boneless Chicken- 300g
  • Spinach - 300g
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 1 (optional)
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch long strip
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil - 3 tblsp
  • Oil - 1 tblsp for the end (optional)
  • Tomato puree - 1 tblsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as required


  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice/Vinegar - 2 tblsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

Spice powders:

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1-2 tsp
  • Cumin (jeera) powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)

Method :
  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with the ingredients listed under marinade.
  2. Wash the spinach leaves quite a few times to get rid of the mud and chop them. Chop the onion, tomatoes and coriander leaves; Slit the Chilli if you are adding.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and add oil.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and stirfry for about 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  5. Add spinach and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add cinnamon and onion into the pan. Fry them for about 4-5 minutes.
  7. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  8. Add tomatoes, chilli and all the spice powders; Stir for about 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add the chicken pieces, spinach leaves and tomato puree and stir.
  10. Cook on a medium heat without the lid for about 4-5 minutes.
  11. Boil the curry on a medium heat for few more minutes until the sauce is thickened. Add about 1-2 tsp of oil if the curry starts sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Notes : This dish taste better with Chapati/Naan. For the variation, please try Spinach and Lamb curry or Chicken with Beans curry.


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