Paalak Chicken

Chicken Paalak….. one of the famous dishes in Pakistani home cooking but not everyone knows how to make the best one. Everyone knows how to make it but some people know how to make the best one. This is my recipe and it is the best one šŸ˜€ I don’t like the spinach smelling too much like spinach so I add fenugreek to it, they go hand in hand, perfect match made in desi food heaven and a key to make everyone like spinach and ghee…. desi ghee, clarified butter. It gives a desi flavor boost to Paalak (spinach) and a very rice and tempting look as well.

If you make Paalak Chicken following this recipe, it will be a delight to see, smell and eat. So here we go ā¤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN

  • 1 chicken, 1.5 kilos, cut into 16 pcs.
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbspn miced garlic
  • 1 tspn ginger paste
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped fine
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn coriander seeds, coarsely ground
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 1 tbspn ghee

FOR SPINACH

  • 2 bunches of Spinach (cleaned, washed and boiled)
  • 5 small green chillies
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 5 tbspns kasuri fenugreek leaves/ 2 cups fresh fenugreek leaves

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cardamom, cinnamon and cumin. When they begin to crackle add onion and fry until they get brown. Add ginger and garlic, fry for a minute and add chicken. Fry until the chicken gets a golden color and add tomatoes and all the spices. Cook on high flame until the tomatoes are loose.
  • Reduce the heat and cook covered until the chicken is 90% cooked.
  • Meanwhile get everything given for Spinach in the food processor and grind it into a paste (medium coarse to fine).
  • Add it in the chicken curry when chicken is ready and mix. Let it cook until the oil starts separating. Add 1 dollop of ghee for flavor and some green chillies and serve hot with rotis.

 

 

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PalakĀ Paneer

This is the most popular Indian dish which is served in almost every Indian restaurant and it is the most Favourite vegetarian
dish. Do try this and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Boiled and ground spinach
  • 1/3 lbs cottage cheese cubed
  • Oil For deep Frying
  • Ā¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Ā½ red chilli powder
  • Ā½ tspn turmeric powder
  • Ā¼ tspn ground garam masala
  • 2 green chillies
  • Ā¾ cup tomato puree
  • Ā½ tspn ginger paste
  • 2 tbspns cream

Procedure:

-Cut cottage cheese into cubes and deep Fry it For 2 minutes until golden brown.

-Take it out and allow it to cool.

-Heat vegetable oil in a pan and add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala and ginger paste in it and after a minute add tomato puree into it.

-Cook it For 2 minutes on medium heat.

-Now add spinach in it and cook well For 4 minutes.

-Now add cream into it to make it smooth.

-Now add green chillies and cottage cheese and mix.

-Delicious palak paneer is ready to be served with Lebanese bread or nan bread.

Outcome:

Tasty palak paneer is ready.

palak-paneer

Tips:

-Fry cottage cheese before adding it into the curry, it will not melt.

-Do add cream to make it smooth.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons.

Potato Spinach PakorasĀ (AaluĀ PalakĀ Pakora*)

These pakoras are lovely beleive me …

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes (French Fries cut)
  • 2 cup gram Flour
  • Ā½ cup sliced spinach
  • Some salt
  • Some red pepper
  • Some coarsely ground coriander
  • Some cumin seeds
  • Ā¼ tspn turmeric powder
  • Water (as required) ( 1 cup)
  • Oil For deep Frying

Procedure:

-Heat oil.

-Combine gram Flour and all the seasonings and add water to make a smooth paste.

-Add potato and spinach in it and mix.

-Now scoop out one tbspn of this mixture into hot oil and deep Fry.

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with chutney.

Outcome:

Tasty Pakoras are ready to be served.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Avoid lumps.

-Fry each pakora separately.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.