As strange as this combination may seem, I can assure you tastes awesome. I have tried this a few times and have been pleased with the outcome. This recipe was a result of some leftover spinach from the spinach with lentils curry, as you know we get a huge big bunch of large spinach leaves at the local market. I have made this a few times in the past and is a keeper! This is nearly the usual recipe with the usual powders but its the addition of spices in the end that makes it different to the others. This recipe tastes great with rasam rice, phulkas, kuboos( which I served today with) chappathi or just plain rice.
Serves : 4-5
Spinach : 1 small bunch
Chicken : 500 gms with bone, I used Chicken thighs chopped into medium sized pieces
Tomato : 2 Medium, sliced
Onion : 2 Medium, sliced
Ginger Garlic paste : 2 tsp
Chilli powder : 1 tsp
Coriander : 2 tsp
To marinate Chicken :
Lemon juice : juice from 1/2 lime
Kashmiri chilli powder : 1.5 tsp
Turmeric : 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
To Dry Roast and Grind :
Cumin/ Jeera : 3/4 tsp
Pepper : 3/4 tsp
Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
Elaichi : 1
Cinnamon : 2 x 1 inch
Pepper : 1/2 tsp
Cloves : 3
Marinate the chicken with the lemon juice, kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Keep aside in the fridge for about 45 mins
Wash the spinach and finely chop them and keep aside
Slice the onion and the tomatoes, keep aside.
Heat a pan with oil , add the onions and the ginger garlic paste.
Once the onions are cooked, add the tomatoes and saute for a minute followed by the Spinach.
Saute for about 2-3 minutes till the spinach wilts and add the marinated chicken.
Saute for about 2-3 minutes. Now cover and cook for about 15 minutes.Do not add water
On opening there will be water from the chicken.
Now saute till the gravy becomes thick
In another pan, dry roast all the spices listed. Crush them till they are powdered (not fine though)
Add the powder to the chicken. Cook for about 2 more minutes. Serve with chappathi, rice etc.
Spinach from the fair price vegetable/fruit market Findon.
Spices from the adjacent Indian Store.