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Chicken Saagwala

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This dish combines chicken with spinach and the end result is a tasty, nutritious and healthy dish. Team it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).


  • 1 kg skinless chicken pieces (legs or breasts preferable)
  • 3 large bunches spinach
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/sunflower cooking oil
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 pods cardamom
  • 2 large onions chopped very fine
  • 2 tbsps garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped fine
  • Salt to taste
  • A dollop of butter


  • Wash the spinach well and chop. Put into a pot with half a cup of water and salt to taste and boil till cooked.
  • Grind the spinach into a paste in a food processor. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and fry the chicken pieces till well browned. Remove and keep aside.
  • Again heat the same oil, then add the whole spices.
  • As the spices turn slightly darker, add the onion, ginger and garlic pastes and fry till the onions are pale golden in colour.
  • Add all the other spices - coriander, cumin and garam masala - and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  • Add the chicken to this masala, mix well and add half a cup of water. Cook till the chicken is almost done.
  • Add the spinach now and mix well. Cook till most of the water dries up. Remove from the fire and garnish with a dollop of fresh butter.
  • Serve with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).
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 4 out of 5
Chicken Saag Murghi, Member Bruja1

I have made this reciped & it turned out great. I made my own Garum Masala_ Quick hint: it can be bought in a store just like Italian Seasoning. It knocks a ton of $ & time off dish. With all due respect to the person claiming there are no tomatoes in the ingredient list but they are in the prep intstructions; that is incorrect. The last ingredient in the list are tomatoes.

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