Saag Chicken


Saag Chicken

A rare combination of chicken and spinach/paalak
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 6 people



  • Fry the chicken lightly in 4 tbsp of oil for 3-4 minutes until light brown and set aside.
  • Put the spinach in a deep pan along with 1/4 cup water and bring to boil and remove from heat.
  • When cool, grind in blender and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil and add ginger, garlic and onions until lightly brown.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, cayenne, coriander powder, turmeric, cloves and cardamom.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Add chicken and milk.
  • Simmer until the chicken is tender.
  • Add spinach and garam masala. Cook until spinach starts sticking to pan. Remove from heat.
  • Add butter and cover until ready to serve.
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Response (14)
  1. p
    parm April 5, 2004

    very nice and easy to make wht can i say just that it is wonderful thankx

  2. S
    Sarah June 4, 2006

    Yum! Try serving with basmati rice cooked with lemon juice and grainy mustard.

  3. C
    Claudine March 1, 2006

    Superb recipe!!! It turned out excellent and is really easy to make.The cardamom lends a great aroma and goes well with the spinach

  4. L
    Lookingforgoodrecipes February 1, 2007

    Great recipe. I used Collard instead of spinach. Turned out great too! Thanks!

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