Chicken Sour Spinach Curry

Dark green leafy vegetables are very good for our health. They are packed with nutrients and vitamins. Spinach comes under such category.  Spinach is rich in vitamin C and calcium. It's an excellent source of beta-carotene a powerful antioxidant which fights heart diseases and cancer. Spinach is a good source of potassium which is essential for healthy heart. Cooked spinach provides more health benefits than raw. Here's an excellent combination of sour spinach (Khatta Palak in Hindi) and chicken which makes a perfect healthy and tasty curry dish.


Chicken : 500 gm
Sour spinach : 2 bunches
Onion : 3
Ginger garlic paste : 1 table spoon
Green Chillies : 3
Tomato puree or paste : 1 cup
Turmeric powder : 2 tea spoons
Red chilly powder : 1 tea spoon
Curry masala powder : 2 tea spoons
Garam Masala powder : 2 tea spoons
Red chillies (whole) : 2
Black gram(Urad dal) : 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves : few
Salt : as per taste


Wash and marinate chicken with 1 tea spoon turmeric powder, 1 tea spoon red chilly powder. 1 tea spoon salt for 1 hour.
Heat oil in a karahi/wok add 2 chopped onions, green chillies and fry till onion turns light pink in color.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes
Add marinated chicken and fry on slow flame for 10 minutes
Add 1 tea spoon curry masala powder, garam masala powder, salt as per taste and mix well..
Add water and cook the chicken till almost done
Wash and cut the spinach leaves
Heat oil in a pan add mustard,cumin seeds, black gram(urad dal), red chillies(whole),curry leaves and fry till mustard starts splitting.
Add 1 chopped onion and fry for 1 minute.
Add 1 tea spoon turmeric powder, red chilly powder, mix well
Add tomato paste or puree and fry for 3 minutes.
Add spinach leaves and cook till the leaves become tender.
Now add above prepared chicken to it and cook until the gravy is thickened. 
Serve hot with rice or roti.


  1. Wow! I'd like to try this out next week...Looks very spicy and delicious...

  2. wow nice recipedear....ihope this is normal spinach or are these different....

  3. That last picture is very appetizing. Lovely dish and great combo!

  4. Great looking ~ that is a great fusion of flavors :)
    US Masala


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