Healthy Palak/ Spinach Chicken

Spinach Chicken curry in a bowl served with rice and salad
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There is no denying the fact that Spinach is a superfood. These leafy greens have so much to offer right from boosting the hydration, strengthening the immune system to keeping the eyes healthy. Chicken on the other hand is a lean protein with high nutritional value. When you combine these two, you get nothing but a power packed spinach chicken dish. In this blog post, I will share with you a super delicious recipe combining these two which you can also consider to be a nice variation to the regular chicken recipes.

In India, Spinach is also known as Palak. This Palak Chicken recipe is a nice twist to the regular spinach curry or palak curry.

I have also used Shan Korma Masala in this recipe. However if the same brand is not available in your market then you can use korma masala of any other brand.

What to serve with Spinach Chicken

To have a complete spread for a get together , you can pair this curry up with Chicken Tava Kebab.

Recipe benefits for people suffering from food allergies

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Spinach Chicken curry in a bowl served with rice and salad

Healthy Palak/ Spinach Chicken

Spinach Chicken is a protein-packed dish. Spinach is known for its wide range of benefits paired along with the lean protein that is chicken.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Cooking Pot


Chicken Marinade

  • 500 grams Chicken pieces Some boneless chicken breast, with a few in bone pieces and chicken thighs
  • 1 ½ tbsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 4 tbsp Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Green Chilies optional
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as required

Curry Masala

  • 2 bunches Fresh Spinach leaves
  • 2 big Onions finely chopped
  • 2 big Tomato Puree
  • 2 medium Potato cut in large cubes
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp Shan Korma Masala or any other packed Korma masala
  • 3 tbsp Oil


  • Mix all ingredients mentioned in “Chicken Marinade” and allow it to rest for at least half an hour
    500 grams Chicken pieces, 1 ½ tbsp Coriander Powder, ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Powder, 4 tbsp Yoghurt, 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste, 1 Green Chilies, 2 tsp Red Chili Powder, ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder, Salt as required
  • Wash the Spinach leaves and blanch it by by putting it in hot boiling water for 2 minutes and then allowing it to cool. Once cooled purée it
    2 bunches Fresh Spinach leaves
  • Heat oil in a deep vessel on medium high heat. Add the cumin seeds and bay leaves. Fry for a few seconds until it releases an aroma
    1 tsp Cumin seeds, 3 tbsp Oil, 2 Bay leaves
  • Now add the onions to the vessel and sauté it until it turns golden brown.
    2 big Onions
  • After the onions have turned golden brown add the potatoes and fry for a few minutes
    2 medium Potato
  • Add the tomato purée and cook on high flame until the water evaporates and the tomatoes are soft
    2 big Tomato Puree
  • Turning down the flame to medium heat, add Shan Korma Masala and keep frying with little water at a time until the oil starts to separate
    2 tbsp Shan Korma Masala
  • Now, add the “Chicken Marinade” into the vessel, add a little water, cover and cook it on slow flame until oil separates
  • Once the oil has separated remove the lid and add the spinach purée and cook until the chicken and potato are well done.
  • Serve with roti/ paratha or rice.


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