A healthy way to combine spinach with chicken. This is a popular dish in most desi restaurants and usually they make it with a whole load of cream,
I have created a simpler recipe, easy to digest and ofcoruse healthier.
INGREDIENTS: serves 2
350 grams of boneless chicken breast, cubed
100 grams of white yogurt (curd/dahi)
4 cloves of garlic
1 small piece of ginger
1 large onion chopped fine
2 cups of chopped washed spinach (i used fresh spinach)
1 tablespoon of dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) or 1 cup of fresh fenugreek leaves, washed and chopped
3 red tomatoes
4 green chillies chopped
1 cup of chopped coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon of Nitu Didi pure turmeric powder
salt to taste
5 tablespoons of cooking or olive oil
Put the yogurt with the ginger and garlic in a blender ( i use my amazing bullet) and blend it to a paste. Add the paste to the chicken and add some salt and marinate for an hour.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped onions and sautee till the onions turn color. Add the chopped tomatoes and fenugreek leaves (dry or fresh) , chopped green chillies and the Nitu Didi Pure turmeric powder and cook till the tomatoes are soft. Add the chicken and sautee on high flame till the chicken cooks. Add the spinach and cook till the spinach leaves are soft. Add the chopped coriander leaves. Do not overcook as the chicken will get tough. Serve hot with rice or desi rotis or parathas.
Very healthy , nourishing and delicious. If you want you can add spices such as coriander , cumin and garam masala powder. I did not as i feel the fenugreek, spinach and coriander leaves give it a lovely flavor on its own. Not all desi food needs to be floating in spices, cream and oil!!
Agree or disagree????
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