Friday, 5 June 2015

Cashew Chicken Stir fry | Kukskitchen

Cashew Chicken Stir fry  | Kukskitchen indo-chinese


Following on with the Indo-chinese theme, I present to yoou my version of a spicy cashew chicken. This recipe makes one fine chicken curry which has so much flavour it goes with anything at all. When I made it first, it became an instant hit with my dear D. I actually use the same marinade to start most of my chicken recipes. I have a batch marinating in my fridge while I type. Try this and I'm sure your loved ones will devour this recipe as much as mine do.



A few things before we start:

  • I use chicken thigh fillets. I feel they have more texture and flavour as opposed to breast pieces.
  • I marinate the chicken pieces and leave them over night in refrigerator. 


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Cashew Chicken Stir fry

Serves 4
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Ingredients:

1- Chicken - 500g, cubed
    Cashew nuts - 1 cup
2- Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
    Salt - 1/2 tsp
    Lime juice - 2 tbsp
    Olive oil -  1 tbspCashew nuts - 1 cup
3- Tomato ketchup - 4 tbsp
    Chilli sauce - 2 tbsp
    Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
    Red chili powder - 2 tbsp
    Salt to taste
4- Onion - 2, cubed
    Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
    Green chili - 4-5, slit
    Capsicum - 2, cubed
    Olive oil - 2tbsp

Method:

  • Marinate cubed chicken pieces in (2). Cover and keep aside for 20-30 minutes.
  • Mix (3) and make a smooth sauce by mixing well.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil and shallow fry the chicken, drain and keep aside.
  • In the same pan stir fry cashews till golden. Add onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute till onion cubes soften. Now add the green chilli and capsicum and mix well to combine.
  • Now add the fried chicken pieces followed by the prepared sauce and saute till the chicken pieces are coated well with the sauce.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapathi.


Also check out -  Kaya pola   - Click on the picture for recipe.



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 I'm Sherin, aka kukku. 

An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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