Garlic Spinach Chicken Curry

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This recipe is really special to me but so easy to cook.
Serves 4

3 onions finely chopped
8-10 garlic cloves finely chopped
3-4 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp tomato puree
8 chicken thighs on the bone
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
100ml water
200g spinach leaves, rinsed and roughly chopped
double cream to serve (optional)


– Add the oil to a hot pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

– Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until golden.

– Add all of the garlic and cook for two minutes before adding the tomato purée and cooking for one more minute.

– Take the pan off the heat and move the onion and tomato mixture to one side of the pan.

– Add the chicken thighs to the empty side of the pan, cooking for 10 minutes or until they take on a nice golden colour. Mix everything back together, adding in the salt and spices and adding 100ml water.

– Turn the heat down as low as it will go, cover the pan and cook for 40-45 minutes until the chicken is falling off the bone.

– Add the chopped spinach to the pan, cover and leave for the leaves to wilt, around 3 to 4 minutes. Mix everything together well. If you feel the sauce needs more liquid, you can add a little more water.

Transfer to a bowl or serve straight from the pan with a drizzle of double cream (optional) and some piping hot steamed rice.

2 thoughts on “Garlic Spinach Chicken Curry”

  1. Had this for dinner this evening. Everyone loved it! The double cream made it luxurious. Just one question, what heat do you cook the chicken thighs when you’re colouring them?

  2. It’s such a delicious dish:) I’ve made it several times since I first saw it on Chetna’s Youtube channel and all my family love it. It’s not too spicy, it’s full of flavour and when served with hot rice and tomatoes with feta cheese as a side dish (I know, I know, not a very Indian side dish, right? – but it complements the curry so well:)) it makes you feel in heaven:) I shared the recipe with all my friends right after serving it for the first time:)


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