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Dola Chicken Koroga


  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 10-12 cloves
  • 12-15 black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander-cumin powder
  • 2 tsp fenugreek leaves
  • 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 whole chicken cut into pieces
  • Chopped coriander leaves to garnish


  • Heat oil in a pot and add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, black peppercorns, and cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds start to turn dark, add the onions. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the onions turn translucent and slightly brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric, chili and coriander-cumin powder and stir.
  • Next, add fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, spinach, tomatoes and season with salt. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour in water to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pan. Add the chicken and stir. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 25-35 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through. Remember that a “Road runner” chicken will take much longer to cook.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with ugali.