Chicken Sagwala (Chicken cooked in Spinach)

Sanjiv Singh
This recipe comes from Santosh Khera.
Serves six.

3 lbs. chicken pieces skinned
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 large onions, minced
2 large tomatoes, crushed
1 inch piece ginger, minced
4 tablespoon milk
4 bunches spinach, washed & chopped
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 big cardamom pods
2 cloves
7 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon salt

Fry the chicken lightly in 4 tablespoon of oil for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned and set aside.

Put the spinach in a deep pan, add 1/4 cup water. Bring to boil and remove from heat. When cool, grind in blender and set aside.

Heat the remaining oil and add ginger, garlic and onions until lightly brown. Add tomatoes, salt, cayenne, coriander powder, turmeric, cloves, and cardamom. Sprinkle with one tablespoon water. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Add chicken and milk. Simmer until the chicken is tender. Add spinach and garam masala. Cook until spinach starts sticking to pan. Remove from heat. Add butter and cover until ready to serve.

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