Here’s a tasty, spicy and healthy chicken dish. I have used garlic in this recipe but it can be made without using both onion and garlic and it tastes great either way. I have also used potatoes in this recipe. Do try this recipe when you are serving some special meal. Its color is so pleasant that nothing will remain in the bowl. I served it with layered wheat paratha but it tastes good with any mild rice preparation too.
To maintain the eye catching green color, I have added spinach puree at the end of the cooking process. This recipe also uses plenty of corriander. Nowadays there are a lot of green leafy vegetables available in the market and this recipe is a good way to include them in your diet.
Equipment and Utensils
Nonstick frying pan with lid
Flat wooden spoon
Mixer or Blender
500 grams Skinless Medium Sized Chicken Pieces cleaned
250 grams Potatoes cut into long wedges
1 cup Spinach Puree
¾ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
¼ cup Full Fat Cream (Malai)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Dry Powder Masala:
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
½ teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
2 Bay Leaf
1 Big Black Cardamom
2-3 Green Cardamom
5-6 Black Pepper Corns
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
80 grams (1 big bunch) Fresh Coriander Leaves washed and cleaned
20 grams( 12 to 15) Peeled Garlic Cloves
1 inch Ginger
3-4 Green Chilies
10-12 Black Pepper Corns
Add all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘For marinating’ to a big bowl.
Add chicken pieces and mix well, keep this marinated for a minimum of 2 hours.
Put all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘For Grinding’ into a mixer.
Grind to make a smooth green paste. Add a little water if necessary.
Now put frying pan on medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil in it.
When oil is hot add all dry spices.
Now add marinated chicken and potatoes, along with green paste.
Mix well, cover with the lid and let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes on low flame.
After every 2-3 minutes, open the lid and give it a good stir.
When chicken is cooked, open the lid.
Now add cream, spinach puree and all dry masala powders.
Mix well, but now don’t cover with the lid.
Let it cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes. When it comes to boil, season it well.
Lower the flame and let it simmer for 1 more minute. Add lemon juice, mix well and switch off the flame.
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 Hours
Cooking Time: 24 minutes
Number of Servings: 5
Total Calories: 1102.35 Kcal
Fat: 33.9 gm
Protein: 126.36 gm
Carbohydrates: 86 gm
Folic acid: 84.3 ug
Minerals: 6.16 gm
Sending this to ‘ Cooking with herbs-Jan 2014’ challenge.
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