Monday, 30 March 2009

Pepper Chicken in Cashew Nut Gravy

This is one of the favourite chicken curries made at home for dinner. It is simple and quite mild. If you need it to be a bit more spicy, a couple of green chillies can be added.
750 grams chicken, cut into medium size pieces
3 tbs Vegetable oil
2 cups onion chopped
1 tbs freshly grated ginger
4-5 large cloves of garlic, grated
¾ cup (1 large) tomato chopped
1½ rounded tbs crushed Black pepper
2 rounded tbs coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
¾ tsp Dry Kasury methy leaves
¾ tsp Garam masala powder
18 medium size Cashew nuts

1. Soak cashew in ½ cup of water for half an hour and grind it to smooth paste.
2. Heat a Kadhai/kadai or a sauce pan, add oil.
3. Add in chopped onions and salt and sauté until it starts turning golden brown in colour. Add in the grated ginger and garlic and sauté until the raw smell goes off. Add in the crushed pepper, coriander powder and turmeric powder and sauté for a minute or two.
4. Add in the chopped tomatoes and let it cook until the tomatoes go mushy.
5. Add in the chicken, stir well and let it cook on medium flame until it is almost cooked. Add ½ - ¾ cup water if it is dry.
6. Add in the grated cashews, methy leaves and let it boil for 2-4 minutes until the chicken is well cooked.
7. Sprinkle the garam masala, close the lid and turn off the flame.
8. Serve warm with naan, parotta, chappathi or poori.


Smitha said...

We are not eating non veg for 3 weeks. Just for diet's sake. Once we start again, I will defintely make this. I have bookmarked it:)

MamaFaMi said...

Yum yum...the dish looks yummy..

Shabs.. said...

Thx smitha and mamafami for stopping by!....

ARUNA said...

i dont make non-veg at home....but u r tempting me to do!

lek said...

hi shab
i m new to ur blog.i made this chiken curry.
it came out really well...thank u so much for this recipe.i ll b making this recipe for our next potluck party.

Shabs.. said...

Thanks Lek. im glad u liked it, and thx for letting me know...It s one of my family faves...

ann said...

Hi Shab,
You have a great site and awesome hand at cooking :) First of all kudos! I tried this one it came out lovely...i reduced the cashewnut paste as the gravy was getting too thick but i want to add it today to the leftover curry and taste the original recipe :D Thanks a lot for ur recipes and efforts !

Mallugirl said...

hey there. just o let u know i am trying this out tomo.

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mAneek said...


I love cooking with my wife a lot....n we made it...thanks for this yummy recipe....waiting for more...

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