For my next experiment with garam masala I wanted to try a more complex dish and I was thinking about a curry. I wanted a curry with a fairly simple flavour profile so as to not loose the garam masala in the mix. I went through my bookmarks and came across this recipe for chicken and cashew curry by Sunita of Sunita’s World… . I also liked this recipe as it called for some saffron as I had picked some up but I had yet to use it. This curry called for ground cashews but my poor mini chop food processor is on its last legs and is not capable of grinding nuts. Luckily I had some cashew butter and used that along with some whole cashews instead. This recipe was interesting in that it uses no oil. Instead everything is simmered together which makes it super simple to make. It turned out pretty good. The garam masala added a nice aroma and spiciness and the chili flakes added some heat. I liked the creaminess that the cashew butter and yogurt added. So far I have been enjoying the garam masala.
Chicken and Cashew Curry
- 1 pound chicken (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon garam masala
- 1 tablespoon cumin (toasted and ground)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 pinch saffron
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- 1 handful cashews
- 2 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
- Mix everything except the cilantro in a pan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro.
sounds good. It’s also interesting that you added bay leaves! I prefer mine with curry leaves (lots of curry leaves)
That curry sauce sounds so good. I love all those ingredients!
This looks so good. I like the cashews for crunch.
mmmm, curry… *drools*
Curry is one my favourite flavours. This one looks wonderful.
I love a good curry and this looks fantastic. Good idea with adding cashews as well.
i think this may be the first curry dish i try making. it looks great. thanks kevin.
Oh, this is my kind of dish. I like how this recipe doesn’t use oil, and your variation of using cashew butter sounds really tasty and creamy. Great recipe, Kevin!
I’ve just had dinner, dessert, and a snack, and I would still eat it right now! Looks great!
Whoa, no added oil?! That’s awesome. Looks delicious, Kevin!
Darius T. Williams says
Slightly adventurous for me to make at home, but it looks yummers on your plate! And that rice – it looks so fluffy and perfect!
Mrs Ergül says
I am surprised to see no coconut milk in the list of ingredients and that have been substituted with yogurt! Being from Singapore, I’ve been taught that coconut milk forms the base of curry, Indian, Malay or Chinese. I wonder if the use of yogurt is for the purpose of making this a healthier dish?
[eatingclub] vancouver || js says
Did you have a problem with the yogurt curdling? Any tips?
This looks soooo good, Kevin. I love curries, but it was 95F with a heat index of 106F here today. No disrespect mate, but I couldn’t even look at a curry much less eat one. I’ll bookmark this for winter. Cheers.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
I love curry and cashews, so your dish is making me drool! Really gorgeous looking!
Your curry has so many herbs, spices and good stuff!
Oh boy, I just posted a curry dish and was requesting for others to forward me some ideas..and here it is!! Great stuff Kelvin!
Kevin I think that curry looks wonderfully delicious! I love how you are taking us on this garam masala adventure with you!
Chicken and Cashew Nut curry is one of my all time fave’s. Will be sure to give this a try! Hubby will love it
Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says
With the chill in the air, this is just the kinda food I need.
What a fantastically simple recipe! As a lover of curry, and a fan of all things nuts, I’m definitely bookmarking this one. Also interested in the fact that it has no oil…
Peter M says
This dish looks like something I’d order from the local Indian..love cashews!
Coffee & Vanilla says
Looks really good 🙂
Looks delicious! I love Indian food and anything made with curry!
This lookd delish! I don’t eat chicken but I guess I could sub seafood of some kind.
You know, I’ve never had curry before, I guess it’s time to change that, right? Nice recipe 🙂
That sounds so wonderful. I love curries and haven’t made one in a while. I’ll have to try your recipe. The picture is delicious looking.
I love curry and cashews..the dish looks delicious!
noble pig says
This rocks! I’m making this for dinner.
Sounds and looks yummy! I love cashews.
I am craving curry and it’s only 9 in the morning. UGH.
I just started cooking with garam masala myself so I’ve been enjoying your recipes! This dish looks rich yet I have a feeling I’d have no problem asking for seconds!
Looks great Kevin, I’m loving all these recipes!
Kevin, my mouth is watering..that curry looks amazing..you have become an expert at this already!
E for KC says
This looks great! I’ve been meaning to try more Indian dishes at home and this looks like a good place to start. I just need to find my spice grinder.
That looks great! I think the cashew butter combo + whole cashews is even better than ground cashews.. This way you get creamy and nice crunch at the same time!
I love Cashews in curry dishes – especially thai curry. I have never attempted an indian curry, but you have inspired me! This looks delish. Thanks for sharing.
Cannot WAIT to make this…Yummy!
This is a cuisine that I have absolutely no knowledge about. I think I need to start dabbling in Indian food.
[eatingclub] vancouver || js: Strange I have never noticed having problems with yogurt or sour cream curdling…
this looks and sounds soo good. i had it at a restaurant the first time i tried indian food a few months ago and it was wonderful. i definitely want to try making my own now. thanks for sharing!
Mochachocolata Rita says
always love chicken curry, the cashew is a nice touch
the Aspirant Abecedarian says
This looks so scrumptious! It’s midnight and I am looking at that picture wanting a big plate of it right now! Great job!
I really LOVE chicken curry, and this version looks wonderfully creamy and delicious. I find chicken curry to be an easy during-the-week dish to make that ends up leaving quite an impressive impression. It’s barely 9am and I think I could eat some of that right now!
That looks like something I would be in love with! I assume you can buy Garam Massala at the store premade?
That looks lovely and fairly easy to make. Did the Garam Masala flavor come out as strongly as you would like?
Cheryl: Yes you can find garam masala premade. I have seen it in larger grocery stores and small import stores.
Neen: I was able to taste and smell the garam masala and it did not over power the dish.
this looks sooooooo good. straight out of an authentic indian restaurant!
A friend of ours gave us some home-made garam masala spice mix and it is just fantastic – streets ahead of the stuff you can buy in the stores. Your curry looks simple and delicious – may have to whip that up for my hubby who’s a HUGE curry fan 🙂
Gosh, you’ve got me craving some curry now. This looks fantastic. I keep hearing about garam masala and have been wanting to try it for a while. I’ll have to pick some up, maybe start with this curry.
You’ve got a GREAT blog! I’m loving everything I see! So glad I found it!
It looks like it turned out excellent!
this is an all time favorite dish of mine. I could eat it daily!
Kevin,u recipes and the images make me drool.U certainly are talented and a fantastic cook and very inspiring too.
Thanks for the great recipe. I am putting a check beside this recipe to make again. My husband, who loves spice and curry, loved this dish. Note that you say leave the ‘corriander’ out. I think you meant to say ‘cilantro’ out until the end. I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. Very nice. Thanks for the great ideas for dinner. Cheers 🙂