Murgh Palak Recipe - Chicken In A Palak Gravy

Murgh Palak is a delicious gravy recipe of chicken cooked in rich palak gravy with Indian whole spices and topped off with cream. Serve it along with Phulka/ Paratha or Jeera Rice for a delicious weekend lunch.

Murgh Palak Recipe - Chicken In A Palak Gravy
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Murgh Palak Gravy Recipe is a classic North Indian gravy made with marinated chicken, pureed spinach and whole spices. The end result is a tasty and nutritious dish which is very easy to make and is also perfect for your weekday meals.

Did you know - Palak/Spinach comes with a whole lot of health benefits? It controls blood pressure, contributes of healthy hair and skin. Spinach is rich is Iron thereby helping in bringing up your haemoglobin content, makes for a great leafy vegetable to include in diets of those who are anaemic. 

Serve Murgh Palak along with Burani Raita, Garlic Naan, Mutton Biryani and Kachumber Salad for a weekend meal along with your family.

If you like this recipe of Murgh Palak Gravy, here are a few more Palak Gravy Recipes that you can make for your vegetarian lunch/dinner:

  1. Dal Palak Recipe (Spinach And Lentil Curry)
  2. Palak Makhana Recipe (Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe)
  3. Palak Mushroom Makhani Recipe

Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

75 M


4 Servings


    Ingredients For Palak Puree
  • 250 grams Spinach Leaves (Palak) , cleaned
  • Salt , a pinch
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Ingredients For Murgh Palak Masala
  • 500 grams Chicken , medium pieces with the bone
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tomato , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • Ingredients For Tempering/Tadka
  • 1/4 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Chilled water

How to make Murgh Palak Recipe - Chicken In A Palak Gravy

  1. To begin making Murgh Palak Recipe, we have to first marinate the chicken, 

  2. In a bowl, add curd, chicken pieces, mix well and keep it aside for at least 30 minutes. 

  3. Add the cleaned palak leaves to a pressure cooker with a teaspoon of water and salt. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and release the pressure immediately by running the pressure cooker under tap water. 

  4. Remove the lid of the pressure cooker so that the cooking process stops. Do not drain the water. 

  5. To make the palak puree, add the cooked palak along with ginger, garlic, green chillies and make a smooth Palak Puree for the Murgh Palak. Keep it aside. 

  6. In a kadai, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is warm, add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and saute for a minute or two.

  7. Add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away and onions turn soft and translucent.

  8. Once the onions are soft, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix everything well and let it cook for about a minute.

  9. Add the marinated chicken to this masala, mix well, add salt and stir it on low flame until oil gets separated from masala. This will take 3 to 5 minutes.

  10. Add half a cup of water in which spinach was pressure cooked, let the water come to a boil.

  11. When the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and close the lid of the pan. 

  12. Cook on a low flame till the chicken is almost done and most of the water dries up. 

  13. Once the water dries up, add the ground palak puree, garam masala, kasuri methi and mix well. 

  14. Finally, add butter, cream and mix well. Turn off the flame and transfer to a serving dish.

  15. In a tadka pan, add some ghee. Once the ghee has warmed, add fenugreek/methi seeds and cumin seeds, let them crackle.

  16. Once they crackle, switch off the heat and pour this ghee on Murgh Palak Gravy. 

  17. Garnish with little cream if you want. Your Murgh Palak Gravy is ready to be served. 

  18. Serve Murgh Palak along with Burani RaitaGarlic NaanMutton Biryani and Kachumber Salad for a weekend meal along with your family.

Murgh Palak Recipe - Chicken In A Palak Gravy is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest

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