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Palak Chicken / Turkey

 Published 2008-May-03   Updated 2017-May-07

- Submitted by Rani

(Palak Gosht, Spinach Chicken, Murgh Sagwala, Chicken Sagwala, Murgh Palak)

Recipe For Palak Chicken


Batch -1

  • Chicken Breast / Turkey Breast - 1 lbs (cut into desired pieces)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted Cumin Powder -1 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Yogurt - 4 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Green Chilly paste - 1 tbsp

Batch -2

  • Fresh Spinach (Palak) - 1/2 packet
  • Green Chilly - 2
  • Salt - 1/2 tbsp

Batch -3

  • Big Onion -1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato -1 (finely chopped)
  • Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil/Butter- 2 tbsp


  1. Mix all the ingredients from batch -1 and let it rest for 1/2 hour.
  2. Wash the spinach and Microwave Batch -2 in little water for 2-3 minutes and allow it to cool.
  3. Heat oil/butter in a deep vessel and saute onions until golden grown.
  4. Add the tomatoes and saute until it comes as a gravy.
  5. Now add the Batch-1 marinated chicken into the pan and little water.
  6. Let it boil until chicken is cooked.
  7. Now grind the cooked spinach in the blender by adding little water to get a paste.
  8. Add the spinach paste and nutmeg powder into the chicken pan.
  9. Let it cook fo 5 more minutes.
  10. Now garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Palak chicken is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the palak chicken with hot chapatti, parrota or any fried rice.


  • You can also add tomato puree instead of diced tomatoes to have thick gravy.
  • For extra richness, add a tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of heavy cream to the gravy at the very end.
  • Using the same recipe, you could also make mutton sagwala (palak mutton).

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Comments (12)

Person   ()
Nice: I tried palak chicken..It was really superb... Thanks, Sathya.
Person   ()
Thanks Sathya for your comments.
Person   ()
Hi !

It looks very good, please confirm the below.

Is it 1 tblsp each or 1tblsp all together for Ginger Garlic Green Chilly paste - 1 tblsp
Person   ()
Its 1 tblsp of everything together.
Person   ()
This was wonderful! I've been making Chicken Saag (as we call it) for years, always just improvising based on various recipes. I decided to try yours as is (OK, I was generous with some ingredients, and I didn't microwave the spinach mix beforehand). I'm eating it now, and it's just the right mix of ingredients; my 8-year-old daughter just gave me the thumbs-up, and she's quite fussy! So glad to have stumbled onto your site, and looking forward to trying your other recipes!
Person   ()
Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it. Do try the other recipes and give your comments.
Person   ()
I tried Palak chicken curry it was yummy thanks for posting such a easy n tasty recipe.
Person   ()
Happy to hear that you enjoyed the curry. Thank you.
Person   ()
Thank-you. I just love the batch format; without that the recipe might have seemed too involved for me. But the batches made it straightforward and fun. I'm so pleased that I've made my own Palak Chicken.
Person   ()
I am so glad you were able to make the recipe and enjoy it. Please do mail if you have any questions.
Person   ()
Thank you so much for this simple and delicious recipe. I would only add that people making this should be very conservative when adding the water (once you mix Batch 1 & 2) as the chicken will release its own juices once it starts cooking.
Once again, easy to make and simply delicious!!!
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Thanks for your feedback..

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 Published by on and last updated on 2017-05-07.