Saagwala Chicken

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Aug. 17, 2013

Simple, delicious and nutritious dish combined with the flavor of chicken, spinach, and Indian spices. Perfect to be served with naan or roti.


Raw spinach leaves 500 Gram
Skinless chicken pieces 300 Gram
Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Tomatoes 1 1/2 , chopped
Cayenne pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Water 20 Milliliter
Vegetable oil 5 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
For garnishing
Capsicum 1 , thinly sliced



1. Boil the spinach leaves for 3-4 minutes. Drain the water and blend it into a smooth puree.


2. In a pan add vegetable oil. When the oil is hot add the chicken pieces and fry until lightly brown. Take the chicken out and keep aside.

3. Take out 2 tablespoons from the same oil and add it to another pan. In the pan add ginger-garlic paste, chopped onion and fry until the onions become golden brown.

4. Add chopped tomatoes and stir well. Add salt to taste, cayenne pepper powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder. Mix well.

5. Pour water (20 ml) and stir well. Cover it with a lid and cook on a low flame for 4-5 minutes or until the

tomatoes become mushy.

6. Add the fried chicken pieces and coat them well with the sauce. Lower the heat, pour milk and mix well. Cover with a lid and let the chicken cook for 10 minutes in the creamy sauce.

7. Add the pureed spinach and mix it into the gravy. Add garam masala powder and stir well.


8. Garnish with sliced capsicum and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 685Calories from Fat 404

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 767 mg31.96%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 43 g86%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet