Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Green Chicken

Love the fragrant, sweet and spicy depth of this simple dish! It's a favorite.

1 bunch spinach (roughly chopped)- you can also substitute with any other green of your choice or a mix.
1 lb chicken 
3 large tomatoes
1 large onion (thinly sliced)
1 inch pc ginger (roughly chopped)
5 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
3-4 green chillies (slit)
4 tbsp. yogurt

3 cardamoms
2 bay leaves
2 cinnamon pcs 

2 tsp. ground coriander
1.5 tsp ground garam masala

salt and back pepper to taste

Add oil to a pre-heated pan. Add the cardamom and bay leaves and lightly fry. Add the cinnamon, green chillies and onion and fry till caramelized. Separately, blend the ginger, garlic and the tomatoes. Add to the pan. Cook on medium heat for another 3-5 minutes till smoothly mixed. Add the chicken, coriander powder, garam masala, pepper and salt. Cook till the mixture reduces and oil starts separating. At this point, add yogurt and spinach. Simmer covered on low heat for 30 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 15 minutes till a thick sauce remains. Serve with basmati rice.