Chicken in Cashew Nut Recipe

Chicken in Cashew Nut Recipe

Although the concept is Chinese, yet it is a very famous recipe & available in almost every Indian restaurants. Chicken based in cashew nut does not only produce a mouth-watering taste but proves healthy too.


Preparation Time : 20 min
Cooking Time : 30 - 35 min
Total Serving : 4
Ingredients For Chicken in Cashew Nut Recipe :
  • Chicken :     2 Lbs.
  • Medium onion :     1 (chopped)
  • Grated ginger :     1inch piece
  • Garlic :     7 cloves (crushed)
  • Whole cashew nut :     2 cup
  • Coriander seeds :     2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds :     1 tsp
  • Cinnamon :     1 piece
  • Cloves :    
  • Dried red chilies :     3
  • Salt :    
  • Fresh grated coconut :     1 cup
  • Oil :    

Preparation Method for Chicken in Cashew Nut Recipe :

In a frying pan dry roast the ginger, garlic, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, pepper corns, red chilies, cloves, cinnamon and grated coconut over very low heat for 5 minutes. Set aside. Then take the onions and 1/2 cup of cashew nuts and roast for 10 minutes by stirring constantly. Grind these roasted spices with little water to make a very smooth paste. Then grind another 1/4 cup of cashew nuts separately to a fine paste and keep it aside. Heat oil in a large pan and add the spice paste and fry for 10 minutes over a low heat. To it add the cashew nuts paste and fry for 2 more minutes. Stir constantly. Add the chicken pieces and raise the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Add 3 cups of water. Cover the pan and lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes. Add the remaining cashew nuts and cook until the gravy is thick & dark and the chicken is fully cooked. Serve hot with chapathi or naan.