Saturday, November 28, 2015

CHICKEN RECIPES - CASHEW CHICKEN GRAVY

               
Cashew chicken is a simple Chinese- American dish , that combines chicken with cashews. The Chinese- American version of cashew chicken  is either stir fried or deep fried and  combined with pureed cashews and then toasted in any light sauce. BUT , here am introducing the South Indian version of Cashew chicken.  This recipe will gives you a thick cashew chicken sauce / gravy with cashews and Indian spice flavor. So enjoy this creamy yummy chicken gravy. Here is the recipe showing how to make easy cashew chicken recipe / chicken cashew recipe / recipe for cashew chicken !!!!









INGREDIENTS


Chicken                        - 1 kg, cut into fine pieces
Onion                            - 3 nos, medium sized, sliced
Tomato                          - 1, small (optional), chopped
Curd                              - 2 tbsp
Garlic                            - 15 cloves, chopped
Roasted cashew nut       - 15 nos or half a cup, make fine paste
Chili powder                 - 2 tbsp + 1 tsp for marinating chicken
Turmeric powder            - 1 tsp + 1 tsp for marinating chicken
Butter                              - 4 tbsp + 4 tbsp, melted
Sugar                               - 1 tbsp
Fennel seed                     -  half tsp
Garam masala powder    -1 tsp
Kasuri methi  powder     - 1 tsp
Salt 

PREPARATION


  • Cook the finely chopped chicken pieces with turmeric powder , chili powder (1 tsp each) , curd and salt until half done. Set aside.
  • Now take a pan and heat butter (4 tbsp or less). Saute onion and garlic until done. Add  chopped tomato( optional) to it and again saute very well till mushy. Remove from flame and allow it to cool.
  • Once cooled, make a fine paste of it using a grinder. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, again heat some butter( 4 tbsp ) and splutter  fennel seed along with turmeric powder and chili powder. Saute well over a low flame and add the grinned  onion tomato paste to it and saute well.  
  • Then add the  cashew paste (dry roast cashews and make a fine paste) to it and mix well . Add salt if required.
  • Now put the half done chicken along with kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) and  sugar to this mixture. Cook for few minutes or until the chicken is done.
  • Serve hot. Its a good combination with butter nan.
  • Serve hot!!!!


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