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Fragrant Chicken Saag Masala & Pilau Rice

Fragrant Chicken Saag Masala & Pilau Rice

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Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Indian

Saag Masala is a spinach-based curry, flavoured with aromatic spices. You'll serve it with buttered pilau rice for a tasty take on a takeaway favourite!

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Indian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-coriander
10g coriander
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
Spinach
150g baby leaf spinach
chilli flakes 3.18
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Garam masala
1 tbsp garam masala
Fenugreek
1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
Star anise (whole)
1 star anise
Cardamom-pod-(3)
3 cardamom pods
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
You Will Need
Butter, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g coriander
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 150g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • star anise
  • cardamom pods
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 552 kJ
131 kcal
2016 kJ
479 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.2 g
0.4 g
4.5 g
1.4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
17.4 g
1.5 g
63.5 g
5.4 g
Fibre 1.2 g 4.5 g
Protein 12.5 g 45.6 g
Salt 0.7 g 2.56 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g coriander
coriander(100%)
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
150g baby leaf spinach
spinach
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
1 tbsp garam masala
coriander seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, ginger, dill seed, clove
1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
ground fenugreek
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
star anise
star anise (100%)
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Tomatoes
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Boil a full kettle

Peel and finely slice the brown onion[s] and the garlic

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the sliced onion and cook for 5 min or until softened

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Meanwhile, add the baby leaf spinach to a colander and pour boiled water all over it until it's wilted

Rinse the wilted spinach under cold water until it's cool enough to handle

Squeeze the water out of the cooled spinach (use clean hands for ease) then chop it roughly

Re-boil the kettle

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Add the sliced garlic, ground fenugreek, garam masala and chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) to the softened onion and cook for 30 sec or until fragrant 

Add the chicken breast fillet[s] to the pan and cook for 4-5 min, turning once until it's nice and browned 

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While the chicken is browning, dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s], tomato paste and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar in 350ml [650ml] boiled water – this is your chicken & tomato stock

Add the chicken & tomato stock and chopped spinach to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low & cook, covered, for 15-20 min or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) and the sauce has thickened

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While the sauce thickens, crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with the side of a knife

Melt a knob of butter in a pot with a matching lid over a medium heat

Once melted, add the split cardamom pods and star anise to the pot and cook for 1 min until fragrant

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Add the basmati rice to the pot and cook for 1 min further, then add 300ml [600ml] cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving – this is your pilau rice

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While the pilau rice is cooking, chop the coriander finely, including the stalks (save some leaves for garnish!)

Using two forks, carefully shred the cooked chicken, and mix it through the curry – this is your chicken saag masala

Stir the chopped coriander through the pilau rice 

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Serve the chicken saag masala with the pilau rice (don't forget to discard the star anise and cardamom before eating!)

Garnish with the reserved coriander leaves

Enjoy!

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