This recipe is a variation on the classic Pakistani Karahi recipe
Spinach is a bit of a super food.
Flavourful, healthy and versatile, it makes a great addition to any savoury dish.
Spinach is great in salads, but because it cooks in next to no time, it’s also perfect for quick meals.
If you’re in a hurry and need something healthy that will fill you up, then try this Pakistani inspired spinach and chicken curry recipe, courtesy of DESIblitz.
Spinach and Chicken Curry: (Serves 4, prep time 10 mins, cooking time 20 mins)
- 500g chicken breast, cubed
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, diced
- 1 bag of fresh spinach
- 1 red and 1 green chilli, deseeded and diced
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek
- 100mls water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a well oiled pan, add mustard seeds and cook for 30 seconds
- Add the onions and garlic, stir well and sweat for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent
- Add the spice mix and chillies, coat the mixture well and cook for a further 1-2 minutes
- Add the chicken and cook through for about 10 minutes
- Add small amounts of the water to the mixture to keep it moist
- When the chicken is nearly done, add the spinach in small batches, waiting for it to wilt down, and mix well
- Serve with rice.
Spinach’s origins are thought to lie in ancient Persia, although the plant can be found all across central and western Asia.
Well known for being a good source of iron and vitamin K (for bones and preventing heart disease), Spinach is also rich in B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Put simply, having some spinach in your diet will stop you getting sick, strengthen your bones and help prevent you from dying unexpectedly.
This particular recipe is a variation on the classic Pakistani Karahi recipe, swapping the tomatoes out for the spinach. Although fresh spinach is always welcome, this dish can also be made using the canned variety.
A spoonful of natural yogurt is also a welcome addition if you want to make a sauce with a creamier consistency.
This recipe is perfect for weekday nights, when you are in a rush but still want to eat well. Enjoy!