Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

 

Saag chicken is a classic non-vegetarian Indian dish that is made with palak or spinach leaves and chicken. An outrageously yummy dish, saag chicken is full of nutrients and loaded with flavour!

 

I’ve never been fond of saag/palak (spinach), but the day I first tasted this spinach gravy chicken dish, oh boy, I fell in love! It is such an easy dish to prepare, there are minimal ingredients involved and you can really taste the spices, the garlic and the creaminess of the saag…yummmm 🙂

 

Let’s take a look at the recipe now that I’ve (hopefully) tempted you enough!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 kg Chicken  * (You can use with bone or boneless – I would recommend using with bone for extra flavour)
  • 2 cups of Spinach (washed, boiled and pureed)
  • 3 Onions, thinly sliced
  • 8-10 pods of Garlic
  • 2 medium-size Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
  • 4 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter or Ghee (optional)
  • Salt, to taste

 

Method

 

  • Wash the spinach leaves (palak)  thoroughly. Boil the palak and keep aside to cool.
  • Once cool, blend the palak till it becomes a thick paste.
  • Keep the palak water aside for adding later in the gravy.
  • Next, heat the oil in a pan. Add the butter or ghee (if needed).
  • Add the thinly sliced onions and garlic and saute until golden brown.

 

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

Onions and Garlic

 

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

Sautee until Golden Brown

 

  • Next, add the finely chopped tomatoes and mix everything well.

 

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

Onions + Garlic + Tomatoes

 

  • Turn the stove on low-medium heat and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes until you can see the oil separate from the masala.
  • Now add the dry spices – Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch), Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder), Garam Masala, Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder) and Salt. Mix well.

 

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

Dry Masalas

 

  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well to ensure all the pieces are coated nicely with the masalas.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.

 

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

 

  • Once you feel the chicken is almost cooked, add the spinach/palak puree.

 

Saag Chicken or Chicken in Spinach Gravy | Recipe

Add the Spinach/Palak Puree

 

  • If you wish to thin the gravy a little, add some of the spinach/palak water you had kept aside earlier.
  • Mix well and cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.
  • Your Saag chicken is now ready! You can also pour cream on top while serving.

 

 

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