Chicken Tikka Saag

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 334.2
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 131.9 mg
  • Sodium: 972.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 58.8 g

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based on a delicious dish in Cincinnati based on a delicious dish in Cincinnati
Number of Servings: 6


    3 lbs. chicken pieces skinned tossed with tikka spice
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    2 large onions, minced
    2 large tomatoes, crushed
    1 inch piece ginger, minced
    8 tablespoon fat free plain yogurt
    2 lbs. frozen spinach
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 teaspoon coriander powder
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    ½ t cardamom
    ¼ t. ground cloves
    1 teaspoon garam masala
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Tikka spice:
    6 heaped teaspoons coriander
    6 heaped teaspoons cumin
    6 heaped teaspoons garlic powder
    6 heaped teaspoons paprika
    4 heaped teaspoons garam masala
    3 heaped teaspoons ground ginger
    3 heaped teaspoons dried mint
    2 heaped teaspoons chili powder


Cook spinach according to directions. Chop in blender with 4 T yogurt.
Cut chicken into 1-2" cubes. Toss chicken with 6 T tikka spice.
Spray frying pan with Pam. Heat. Add chicken. Spray with more Pam.
Fry the chicken lightly until lightly browned 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. . Cook for 10 minutes on low heat. . Simmer until the chicken is tender. Add spinach and garam masala and 4 T yogurt.. Cook until spinach starts sticking to pan.
Remove from heat. Serve on rice.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARGESLP.

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    This was good, but next time I will add more yogurt and some more cayenne and crushed red pepper to increase the heat. It had good tikka flavoring but seemed a bit heavy on spinach taste. I'm basing these suggestions off a dinner I had at a restaurant in Columbus, so it's just preference. - 3/7/11

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