Blog Recipe

Indian Spinach Chicken with rice

October 7, 2016

After I started with recipes every Friday I have really been looking forward to these posts and I think it is so exiting to try combinations of food that I have never tried before. As many of you know Johan has started working as an economist and this means that he is at work from 8-16 every weekday. This makes the weekends and our Fridays extra special since I have him with me the whole time and he doesn’t have to go to bed early.

We save Saturdays for parties and going out and use the Fridays for cooking and home time in our apartment. It is so nice to cook together and then watch a good movie or a tv program together in the sofa with some sweets. Today we got inspired by some indian food and we made a lovely indian spinach chicken with rice. There are a lot exiting spices in Indian food that gives the food something extra which we really like. I will now explain to you how we made today’s dinner step by step.



  • 600 gram chicken
  • 2 spoons of butter
  • 1 onion – roughly cut
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 and  a 1/2 spoon of ginger
  • 1 chili
  • 2 spoons of garam masala
  • 1 box of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 dl of bouillon
  • 1 yoghurt
  • salt and pepper
  • 200 gram of spinach
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/2 tea spoon of nutmeg
  • Coriander


Before you start to prepare the dinner put the rice for cooking since that is what takes most time. I made it in a Brazilian way and this is how I made it.

  • Make rice in a casserole. Cut 1 clove of garlic and put it in a casserole with some oil. Let the garlic brown a little bit and add the rice so that the the garlic and the oil gives taste to the rice. After two minutes add two glasses of water. Cook it on medium heat and turn it down to low heat in the end.



  • Cut onion, garlic, chili and ginger and put it in a pan together with butter and bouillon. Fry it until it is a little bit brown on medium heat. Add garam masala which is not spicy and will only give taste. Let it cook for about two minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and yoghurt. Cook it for around 12 minutes.
  • Add chicken to the pan. (We fried the chicken on beforehand for about 5 minutes. This is optional). Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes.



  • Fry some shallot and add salt, pepper and grated nutmeg. Add the spinach. After 2-3 minutes add the mix you just made in the main pan with chicken.
  • Let everything cook together for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Serve it with rice as shown on the pictures below. Add some coriander to decorate the dish.




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  • Reply thegreentreefashioncafe October 7, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Look so delicious . I feel like joining you for a dinner.

  • Reply prashantt October 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    WoW!! It looks so great just like indian chicken gravy but next time if you try out this recipe just blanch the spinach,make its paste and add it into the same gravy..thats more authentic & you’ll have something new to cookbooks too.Bon Apetite 🙂

  • Reply settleinelpaso October 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Looks yummy! I like curry. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Susan Halloran October 8, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Need to make this for my husband, he would love it!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel October 8, 2016 at 1:39 am

      We have eaten for first time and we love it! It tastes really good 😊

  • Reply sheldonk2014 October 8, 2016 at 1:54 am

    This looks really good
    Just had India food l last nite
    With home made yogurt
    A friend of my wife made it for us
    It was so good and spicy

  • Reply Chiradeep October 8, 2016 at 11:21 am

    That’s not fair Roberta. You never invited me for this delicious meal😞😞😞

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel October 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      😂 next time I will remember to invite you 👍🏼🙊🙈

  • Reply amileinmyshoes October 8, 2016 at 11:22 am


  • Reply la chica de la burbuja October 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    That looks really nice. I might and try an recreate that soon.

  • Reply Keri L. October 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I’m drooling!!!!!

  • Reply BCube |BloggerByBelief| October 8, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    That’s a real appetizer Roberta. Tickles the taste buds for sure.

  • Reply TheFallibleQueen October 9, 2016 at 12:43 am

    yum I’ll have to try this <3

  • Reply Martian October 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

    oh finally your hidden indian root 🙂

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