Spinach & Chicken

My daughter really loves it when I make spinach this way. Her friend was over and although she "hates" spinach she ended up eating an entire plate of it.


  • 1 large red onion, halved & sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger root
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 3 large chicken breasts, cubed
  • 16 oz. frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk (or regular milk)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste


Make a paste out of the tomato, garlic and ginger, set aside. Heat oil in large pan, sautee onion till golden. Add paste and fry for a few minutes. Add chicken and fry till no longer pink. Add spinach, fenugreek, nutmeg, garam masala, cayenne, salt and pepper and cook until spinach clings to chicken. Add milk and heat.

I served this with some vegetable rice and buttermilk. I didn't write down the exact ammounts but the rice has potatoes, carrots, peas, garam masala, turmeric, paprika, salt and pepper. The buttermilk I poured in a bowl and added red onion, green chilies, cucumber, cilantro, salt and pepper until it looked right.

~ We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.


Mona said...

My Mummy used to make a curry like this, a combo of spinach and chicken, but in a diff way. Really miss her a looot sometimes. Look forward to try out your version of this recipe very soon :-)


meeso said...

Yup, mom's cooking is always the best...usually I don't have any idea what I'm doing...I just do something and it turns out tasty...or doesnt :D This one is good and since my daughter will eat it up, I make it a lot!

Padma said...

Meeso, I am so impressed to see you cooking Indian food...that makes me wonder how good are we at cooking different cuisines, we have not yet mastered our own food, kudos to you girl, you are rocking!

meeso said...

LOL...thanks Padma! About 7 years ago a friend at work brought in some of his mom's food, they are from Hyderabad, and after my first bite I was hooked! Both him and his dad at that point would bring in leftovers for me and that's where my learning began...and still learning, I love it so much :)