Chicken Saagwala

Chicken Saagwala

Learn how to make chicken saagwala, a healthy and delicious Indian light curry dish that features spinach.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Wash the spinach well and chop.
  3. Step 3

    Put into a pot with half a cup of water, salt to taste, and simmer until just cooked, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Grind the spinach into a paste in a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and fry the chicken pieces until well browned. Remove and keep aside.
  6. Step 6

    Again heat the same oil, then add the whole spices.
  7. Step 7

    As the spices turn slightly darker, add the onion, ginger and garlic pastes and fry till the onions are pale golden in color.
  8. Step 8

    Add all the other spices: coriander, cumin, and garam masala. Fry for 5 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Add the tomatoes and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  10. Step 10

    Add the chicken to this masala, mix well, and add half a cup of water. Cook till the chicken is almost done.
  11. Step 11

    Add the spinach and mix well. Cook until most of the water dries up. Remove from the fire and garnish with a dollop of fresh butter.
  12. Step 12

    Serve with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas ( pan-fried Indian flatbread ).