Murgh Palak Recipe - Chicken In Spinach 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.

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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
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Ingredients For Chicken Marinade
  • 500 grams Chicken , curry cut
  • 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • Ingredients For Murgh Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee , chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , chopped
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Onion , Finely Chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)

How to make Murgh Palak Recipe - Chicken In Spinach Gravy

  1. Method

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

  3. In a bowl, add curd, chicken pieces, salt, kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala , coriander powder mix well and keep it aside for at least 30 minutes. 

  4. Add the chopped palak leaves to a pressure cooker, garlic, and green chillies 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 or by lifting the weight using a fork. Open the cooker and allow the palak mixture to cool.

  5. Once cooled, add the cooked palak mixture to a blender and make a smooth puree. Keep aside.

  6. For the Murgh Masala, add the onion, ginger and garlic to a small jar of the mixer grinder and blend to make a paste.

  7. Preheat a kadai over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of ghee. Stir in bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and saute for a few seconds until you can smell the aromas coming through. 

  8. Add onions, ginger, garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away and onions turn light brown.

  9. Once the onions are done, add the marinated chicken along with ½ cup of water Cover the pan and cook the chicken until done, for about 10 to 15 minutes.

  10. Once cooked and the chicken forms a thick gravy, stir in the pureed spinach, fresh cream, kasuri methi and give it a brisk boil. Check the salt and spices and adjust accordingly. Turn off the heat.

  11. Transfer the Murg Palak to a serving bowl and serve hot

  12. 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 Spinach Gravy is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest