chicken (or Paneer, or Tofu) palak

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 570.4
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.7 mg
  • Sodium: 733.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 74.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 22.5 g
  • Protein: 64.7 g

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My favorite Indian dish, recipe has been tested , it tastes fantastic!! My favorite Indian dish, recipe has been tested , it tastes fantastic!!
Number of Servings: 1


    chicken 1 to 2 lb, cut in to big chunks
    spinach 2 bunches (or 2 bags of baby spinach leaves), only the top part
    olive oil, 6 Tb
    onions 3, diced
    garlic 10 cloves
    chilis 6 (red or green)
    turmeric powder 2 ts
    corriander 2 TB
    curry powder 2 ts
    bay leaf 1
    cinamon stick 1
    yogurt 1/2 Cup
    raisins 2/3 C (optional)


step 1: boil a big pot of water and blanch the spinach, drain well
step 2: fry in 3 TB of oil all the spices and onions and garlic, chili, for 3 minutes, then add spinach, fry 3 more minutes
step 3: put the mixture from step 2 into a food processor, and blend till a thick sauce consistency
step 4: fry in 3 TB of oil the mixture from step 3 for another 3 minutes, add yogurt and raisins, then add chicken, cover and cook in median heat for about 20 minutes till chicken is done.
step 5: add salt to your taste, and serve with long grain rice . ENjoy!!

Serves 6 people. Use tofu or Paneer cheese to substitute for chicken to make vegetarain or vegan version, just cook for less time.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SECOXIAO.

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A great dish though the nutritional info is a little confusing. We left out the rasins and used tofu instead of chicken. It tasted fantastic! - 5/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really delicious! Left out raisins and used tofu. Really awesome recipe and pretty easy!! - 6/25/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do a lot of Indian cooking, and I thought this was very good, and quick to make up. I did remove the whole spices before the food processor, and added the yogurt, a little at a time, to the chicken-spinach combo to prevent curdling. Next time I will try with paneer... - 6/8/12

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  • Looks very interesting, the nutritional info is confusing though. Look like the nutritional info is for the entire recipe as though 1 person would eat the entire dish? - 2/27/10

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  • This recipe was excellent, but remember to take the cinnamon stick out before you blend everything. I accidently left it in and there were chunks of cinnamon stick throughout. Still tasted very good. We served it on Basmati Rice. - 1/30/10

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