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Winter means the freshest possible greens..we get really good spinach..and fenugreek and some leaves i can't identify(which are unique to this region)but they taste good!
I've done palak chicken,but the chicken can be replaced by paneer,tofu,mushrooms or baby corn.
1.600 gms chicken(marinated for at least half an hour in 1tablespoon of ginger,garlic and green chilli paste)
2.1 bunch of spinach leaves(approx 350 gms)
3.2medium onions chopped fine
4.1 big tomato chopped fine
5.2 tablespoons of cilantro chopped fine
6.1 inch pc of cinnamon,2 moti elachi.4 green cardamom.5-6 cloves
7.salt to taste,1 tablespoon of corriander powder,1tsp of red chilli pwder.1/2 tsp of turmeric pdr and 1/2 tsp of garam masala pdr
1.Wash the spinach thoroughly,chop it up roughly,put it into a steamer and in the microwave for 5 mins.Let it cool,then grind it..the palak puree is ready to be used.Alternately,simply put the roughly chopped spinach leaves in a pressure cooker(with no extra water)..give it one whistle..let it cool...then puree in a blender.
2.In a heavy bottomed pan(kadhai/wok),put 2 tsp of veg oil..once it heats up..add the whole spices..saute...then add the onions....and cook till the onions are a light golden brown.
3.Add the tomatoes..and all the spices.....cook till the masala comes together...add the marinated chicken and the chopped cilantro,keep the heat to medium,cover and go do something else for 10 mins.
4.After 10 mins,add the spinach puree...now cover and cook till done.
5.Serve hot with some piping hot paranthas...........or rotis.