Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saag Chicken or Chicken Palak (chicken in spinach sauce)

Chicken and Spinach is very good combo. Chicken has high protein and spinach is very good source of fiber.. which makes the combo a "hearty meal". I learnt this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khana Kazana. He is great chef, I love his TV shows. I found amazing pickle from Sanjeev kapoor's Kana kazana... wow... See if u can find this brand of pickle in Indian grocers. U don't wanna miss the wonderful taste of the pickle...
Coming back to chicken palak, its easy to make recipe and tastes so good. This is usually available in restaurants as Saag chicken and i have never come across this recipe in any of my friends house. I make chicken palak whenever i am bored doing the same chicken gravy every week....Just for a change!!!


chicken 2lbs
spinach 1 bunch
Tomatoes – 2 medium
chopped Onion – 1 medium
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Green chillies – 4 cut in to 2 pieces
Salt to taste
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1tsp
oil -2tbsp
Whole garam masala:-Cinnamon – 1 inch piece Cardamom – 3 Clove – 4
Cumin – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish


Boil water and add cleaned spinach. Let it cook for 10 mts. Remove the spinach leaves and grind it to smooth paste.

Heat oil and add whole garam masala and cumin, followed by onion and green chillies. Fry till the onion changes to light brown color. Add ginger garlic paste, once the raw smell vanishes add chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Add all the masala powder and fry for few minutes. Add Chicken pieces and 2 cups of water. Cover and cook for 10 mts. Chicken takes about 10 - 15 mts to cook. Once the chicken pieces are tender, add ground spinach paste. Let it cook for five minutes. Squeeze lemon juice to the chicken gravy and remove from heat. Mix thoroughly and leave it for 1o mts... Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve it with roti or naan..


Varsha Vipins

Wow.wat a rich color Ashwini..drool..:)
Thanks for the comment in Lubna's Rendezvous post about my dishes..:)


Saag chicken looks delicious...


Thanks Varsha and Priya!!!

Akal's Saappadu

that looks yummy! I've never tried chicken with spinach, I think that's a nice way to make my teddies love spinach.

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