How to make Saag Murgh Kofta -

Chicken mince dumplings in spinach based gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Chicken Keema

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Saag Murgh Kofta

Saag Murgh Kofta Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Saag Murgh Kofta Recipe

  • Spinach blanched 2 bunches

  • Chicken Keema 1 1/2 cup

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Garlic 10-12 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup


Step 1

Puree half the spinach and chop the rest. Chop onions in a chopper. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add onions and sauté.

Step 2

Chop green chillies and garlic in the chopper and add it to the pan and continue to sauté. Add ¼ cup water to avoid scorching. Heat 1 tbsp oil in another non stick pan. Add spinach puree to the first pan and mix. Add a little water and let it cook. Add the chopped spinach and cook for a while. Add ½ cup water and mix.

Step 3

Take chicken mince in a bowl, add salt, red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and mix well. Dampen your palms, take a little mince and shape into a ball and put into the second pan. Similarly make more koftas and put in the pan. Cover and cook. Add turmeric powder to the spinach and mix. Add remaining garam masala powder and salt and mix. Add cream to the koftas and mix. Add the spinach gravy and mix well. Cook till it comes to a boil.

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