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          Hare Masale Vala Murgh - Chicken in Spinach Sauce -India
 Recipe By     : Madhur Jaffrey’s  Quick & Easy Indian Cooking
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Madhur Jaffrey’s  Quick          Madhur Jaffrey
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  c             vegetable oil
    6                    bay leaves
   12                    cardamom pods
    4      inch piece    cinnamon stick
   10                    whole cloves
    4                    dried hot chilies
    4 1/2  lbs           skinless chicken pieces -- cut into servings
      1/2  c             golden raisins
      3/4  c             plain yogurt
    2 1/2  tsps          salt
                         freshly ground black pepper
      1/2  tsp           cayenne pepper -- or to taste
    4      inch piece    fresh ginger root -- coarsely chopped
    4                    fresh hot green chilies, with seeds -- coarsely
    2      bunch         fresh cilantro leaves
    2      10 oz pack    frozen chopped spinach -- defrost and drain
      3/8  c             grainy mustard, Pommery Moutarde de Meaux
 Put oil in large wide nonstick pan and set over medium-high heat. When
 oil is hot put in bay leaves cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, red chilies.
 Stir. Add chicken pieces and brown. Put in raisins, stir, put in yogurt,
 salt, black pepper and cayenne. Stir and bring to simmer. Cover tightly,
 turn to low and simmer for 15 minutes. While chicken simmers put ginger
 in the container of blender along with 3 tablespoons water; blend until
 it is a smooth paste. Add green chilies and cilantro and continue to
 blend. Add lightly drained spinach. Blend briefly. Spinach should have
 coarse texture. When chicken has cooked for 15 minutes remove cover and
 add green sauce. Stir. Bring to a simmer cover again and cook for 10
 minutes or until chicken is tender. Turn chicken a few time during this
 period. Remove hard spices before serving.
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 Per serving (excluding unknown items): 249 Calories; 17g Fat (54%
 calories from fat); 5g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 785mg