Spinach (Palak) along with other green leafy vegetables is rich in iron.Lets try out this iron riched recipe with chicken.
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
To Marinate chicken
1/2 kg of boneless Chicken cut into 12 pieces
2 teaspoons Ginger Garlic chopped
1/2 cup Dahi
To prepare gravy
1 bunch of fresh spinach leaves (palak) chopped
1 large size Onion finely chopped
1 small size tomato finely chopped
1 small Green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon of Red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
1/2 turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
1 cinnamom stick
2 to 3 green cardamoms
1 to 2 cloves
1 large size bay leaf
Salt to taste
oil for cooking
Marinate the chicken with Salt , ginger garlic paste and Dahi and keep it aside for some time.
Meanwhile boil the chopped palak in the hot water.Keep it aside to cool.
To make the gravy, heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add bay leaf,cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves and sauté till fragrant.
Add onions and saute till golden brown and then add chopped tomatoes fry it for few seconds.
Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder,garam masala powder and boiled palak and mix well.
Transfer the mixture into a mixer jar and let it cool slightly.
Add a little water and grind into a purée. Transfer the puree into a bowl and set aside.
Again add a little oil in a non-stick pan and mix the puree and marinated chicken.
Cook both the puree and chicken well till the chicken is tender.
Serve it hot with any green salad or carrots or chopped Onions.
Don’t over boil the palak ,the longer you cook dark, leafy vegetables, the more nutrient loss they experience.