Cashew Chicken

By: sonia.paul
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Serves: 6 Prep Time: 90 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients

800 gm Regular Chicken, Cut into Medium Sized Pieces

3/4" Ginger (paste)

6-7 Pods of Garlic (paste)

200 gm Onion, Cut in Thin Slices

200 gm Cashew nut

A Bunch of Coriander Leaves (paste)

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp Sugar (not for sweetness, but for flavour)

1 tsp Freshly Pounded Garam Masala

1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Oil Salt to taste

Salt to taste


Step1 Clean and wash the chicken pieces nicely. Make those pat dry. Marinate chicken with turmeric powder, red chili powder, lemon juice and little salt. Keep it aside for half an hour.

Step2 Take out handful of whole cashew nuts separately for frying. Soak remaining part in warm water for 5 minutes.

Step3 Grind cashew nuts to make a smooth paste. Set it aside.

Step4 Heat oil in a wok or pan. Add whole cashew nut, fry for 2 minutes till it turns golden in colour. Remove fried cashew nuts from oil and keep aside.

Step5 Add sliced onions in the same oil. Fry till onion turns into light brown.

Step6 Now add ginger-garlic-coriander leaves paste in it. Fry for 2-3 minutes till spice leaves oil from the sides of the wok.

Step7 Add chicken now. Fold nicely. Cover and cook chicken on medium low flame for 10 minutes.

Step8 Open the lid now, add cashew nut paste, garam masala, sugar and salt in it.

Step9 Mix well. Pour 1 Cup of warm water in it.

Step10 Again cover and cook for 15-20 minutes on medium low heat, till chicken is well cooked and gravy thickens. Stir occassionally.

Step11 Spread additional fried cashewnuts on the top and fold very nicely. Turn off the heat now.

Step12 It can be served hot with rice dish, roti, paratha or naan