Pressure Cooker Method: Spinach Chicken | Palak Murgh

 Today I am sharing an easy pressure cooker chicken recipe made with spinach.

Palak Murgh – Chicken cooked with Spinach

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Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian
Keyword: Palak Murgh – Chicken cooked with Spinach
Servings: 4
Author: Advika Menon


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large  red onions – chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic – minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger – minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder ( highly spicy)
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 large tomato – chopped
  • 1 pound  chicken – cleaned and cut into pieces
  • 2 cups baby spinach (fresh or frozen) – chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 litre pressure cooker with whistle


  • Heat oil in a 2 litre aluminum pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot, add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds. Then add the onions and sprinkle turmeric, red chili and coriander powder. Saute for a minute till the raw smell disappears. Then mix in the tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and mix well to combine. Add spinach and cook for 2 whistles. Don’t add any water and let it cook in its own water. Switch off the flame. Let the pressure come down. Sprinkle garam masala and salt to taste.

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