Indian Chicken Saag Curry

This is a wonderful quick and easy North Indian Recipe than can be enjoyed by all the family. Great for batch cooking and freezing too!

Serves 4

  • 700g of Diced Chicken (All skin and fat removed)
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 200g closed-cup button mushrooms, sliced or diced.
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal.
  • 2 Bell peppers, chopped and diced.
  • 4 cm piece of root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed and chopped.
  • 1 tbsp of mild curry powder.
  • 2 tbsp medium Garam Masala curry powder blend.
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric. (I add lots of turmeric to most dishes not only for it beautiful colour but its health benefits also)
  • 1 tsp of dried garlic.
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes.
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 chicken stock cube.
  • 110g of washed baby leaf spinach, roughly chopped.
  • large handful of roughly chopped fresh Parsley or coriander.
  • 4 tbsp of Quark or 0%fat free natural Greek yogurt.
  • 250ml of cold tap water.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season.
  • low calorie cooking spray/Rapeseed oil/coconut oil/olive oil (whichever your preference)


  1. Spray a large, deep non-stick frying pan with low cal cooking spray or your preferred oil of choice, adding the diced Chicken and frying until golden in colour.
  2. Add the onions and fry for 2 minutes, adding a little water if they start to stick.
  3. Add the mushrooms, ginger and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the curry powder and fry for half a minute. I then add the can of chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, stock cube and 250ml of water and simmer for further 10-15 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
  5. Add the chopped Red pepper, spinach and Parsley and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Your sauce should be lovely and thick so you can take the pan off the heat, stir the yogurt into the curry and season to taste. I like to serve it with boiled rice being my choice with any Indian curry and my favourite steamed seasonal vegetables or a big Salad.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Claire Elizabeth Holstein says:

    Sounds lovely! Can I just check are the carrots added to the mix or served on the side?

    1. Added to the mix claire x

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