Saag murg (chicken in a spinach puree)

Main Dish
5 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 5
Chicken cut into pcs 1 kg

Spinach (palak) 2 big bunches (made into puree)

Oil 4 tbsp

Cinnamon 1'' stick 4

Bay leaves 2

Ginger and garlic paste 4 tablespoons

Onion paste 1 cup/2 big onions

Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

Ginger julliened 2 teaspoons

Pepper powder 1 teaspoon

Dry red chillies chopped for garnishing

Butter enough to saute chicken.

Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan,add cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. Saute over medium heat until they crackle.
  • Add ginger garlic and onion paste,and red chilli powder. Saute for 30-60 seconds.
  • Add spinach puree and mix well.Add little water. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • In a another pan,heat the butter and saute chicken until lightly browned.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces into the spinach puree.Add salt and pepper powder, cover and simmer on very low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken in cooked.
  • Lastly garnish the dish with ginger and dry red chillies.


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