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Cashew Chicken Masala...


A chicken dish for all chickenlovers like me! ^_^





CASHEW CHICKEN MASALA

Ingredients :~
  • 1/2 chicken ~ cut medium size
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 1 pc cinnamon stick
  • 3 pc cardamom
  • 2 pc star anise 
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 10 nos cashew nuts ~ soaked in water for 5 minutes
  • 1 large onion ~ thinly sliced
  • 2 green chillies ~ sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • handful coriander leaves plus extra for garnishing
  • 1 tomato ~ cut into small cubes
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large potato ~ optional
  • sufficient amout of water (depends on how thick you want the gravy to be)

Make a paste with little water;
  • 2-3 tbsp chilli powder (add more if you prefer spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp coarse blackpepper

 Method :~
  1. Blend smooth garlic, ginger and cashew nuts.
  2. Heat ghee in wok and saute cinnamon stick, cardamom and star anise.
  3. Add sliced onion, green chillies and curry leaves. Stir for 1 minute and add the blended ingredients. 
  4. Stir for another 3 minutes and add chicken pieces. Mix well and cover with lid for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add in mixed paste to the chicken and stir. Cook with lid covered for another 5 minutes. 
  6. Add salt and sufficient amount of water. Allow to boil a few times.
  7. Add cubed tomatoes and coriander leaves. Mix and boil again.
  8. Allow the gravy to thicken a little and garnish with more coriander leaves before serving. 



Goes well with plain/briyani rice or chapati/paratha

 


Enjoy the dish and wish you all a rocking weekend!!!








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60 comments :

  1. Aiyoooo...Sri, I came over straight away before anybody beat me to it! And I brought my stainless steel container also! Hah! Hah! This is one dish I cannot say no to. Chicken masala, chicken curry, all I sapu!

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    1. Hihihi PH, you're always welcome to join me ;)

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  2. Wow!! So yummy Sri!! Lovely dish! Thanx for sharing!
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  3. Hi Love, ding dong, ding dong.... open the door! I'm here for dinner. XTRA rice please. LOL
    Wah... you're 'murdering me' with your this luscious masala chicken. Gambar macam 3D, excellent.

    Have a lovely evening. Hugs to you.

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    1. Hi dearie Amelia..aiks gambar 3D kah? That was taken in full rush. I have no more patience in photography lately. My son helped me with the cashews and coriander leaves...lol! Yay, happy to murder you ...;))))

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  4. Yummyilicious and fingerlicking rich looking chicken masala, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.Breath taking clicks sis.

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  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comMarch 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Oh no, look at the gravy... it's so tempting!

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  6. very rich and creamy curry.. perfect with naan..

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  7. Wow what rich color the curry looks so teasingly yum :) Can I have some? Nice bright clicks too :)

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  8. Oh WOW! every recipe you post is so mouth watering!

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  9. i'm a chicken lover too...three..four! wanginya bau dia!!! tak penah mkn ayam masala ni...byk jugak spices nk guna.....too lazy...i mintak kt u je la....hehehehe...anyway thanks for tanya khabar..i'm doing fine here.but quite lazy to post an n3..heheheh..hopefully u n fmly r doing great too!

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    1. Hihihi, ingredients nampak banyak...tapi senang je nak buat. Thanks dear, we're doing great too! :)

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  10. Stunning Clicks Love, curry looks creamy, rich and great.

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  11. OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome clicks dear :)

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  12. Oh yum! I've just made some masala omelette today, it would be good with your delicious chicken, eaten with lots of steaming white rice! Yum!

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  13. Your clicks look so tempting, chicken is screaming at me :) wow wish i can taste it on your behalf :P

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    1. Owh lovely! I too always hear chicken screaming at me dear..lol!

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  14. wow its very very temptg...love it

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  15. what a lovely chicken masala. My eyes are glued to your pics. indeed lovely.

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  16. Delicious chicken masala. so yumm.

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  17. Wow!this is awesome,looks super,drool

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  18. yummyy....colek ngan roti pun besttt

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    1. Yeah sama ngan Love...suka cicah ngan roti ;)

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  19. This looks so inviting Sri! Love the pics and the color :)

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  20. Mouthwatering chicken, Finger licking good :)

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  21. long time didn't cook using masala spice..emm semestinya sedap. :)

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    1. Masala spices ni buat kari lagi wangi and enak dimakan... ;)

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  22. sri... i've enough water in my mouth for a ship to sail, or may be sink!!! that is such a rich chicken masala... slurp!!!

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  23. I am good dear.. Thanks for asking. Busy with my newborn :)

    The chicken looks yummy.. Next time, I am gonna do this for sure..

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    1. Owh congratulations dear!!! Take good care and thanks for dropping by ;)

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  24. ohhhhhh noooooo iam feeling hungry again :)your clicks are awesome !!

    hi,
    thanks for visiting my blog..great to be a part of this wonderful site ..

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    1. Hi Rani, welcome to my humble space ;) Thanks for your lovely compliments ;)

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  25. Such a drool-worthy pictures there. Makes one really hungry here:)

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    1. Yay!!! I was the first to comment??? So happy!!!

      Sure you are allowed to spam my comments...hahah ;)

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  26. Rich and delicious chicken masala.. Looks super inviting!

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  27. very rich and creamy curry..it's so tempting!

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