Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kaju chicken | Cashew chicken step by step | Chicken in cashew gravy | Sunday Special Recipes | Side dish for Naan | Non vegetarian Recipes | Chicken Recipes

Kaju chicken or cashew chicken curry is one dish which goes well with naan or roti or as side dish for Biryani. I already posted a different version of cashew chicken gravy and this one I want to make it step by step and bit more spicy. This cashew chicken I prepared last week and we just loved it. But those who are health conscious can avoid this as the calorie content is high in this curry. Lets see how to make this cashew chicken or kaju chicken gravy - perfect side dish for roti or naan.

Below are some more chicken recipes to try

Cashew Chicken / Kaju Chicken

Preparation time: 10 min (exclude marination) | Cook Time: 35 min 
Total Time: 45 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian


Chicken - 1/2 kg
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/5 tsp
Yogurt/Curd - 3 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp

Cashew - 1/2 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup
Onion - 2 big
Tomato - 2 big
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (see notes)
Coriander powder - 1 tsp (see notes)
Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2 
Salt - as per taste
Water - as required
Oil - 2.5 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 string
Coriander leaves - for garnishing 

Cloves - 4 to 5
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 2 to 3
Star anise - 2 to 3
Bay leaf - 1 (crushed)
Cardamom - 1


1. Wash and cut the chicken pieces. Again wash with salt. Filter all the excess water, and let it dry out for 10 min atleast. Add the chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, curd.

2. Mix it nicely and add 1/2 tsp sesame oil and again mix it. Let it sit for 35 to 45 min.
3. Take the cashews, wash them and soak them with 1/2 cup milk. Let it soak for 10 min. Transfer to food processor and grind to a smooth paste. (if milk is not enough add milk, little by little, until smooth paste is made)

4. In a pan, add the oil and when hot add the onion and tomato. Saute them well. 
5. Allow them to cool and transfer to the food processor and make a fine paste. Keep aside.
6. In the same pan, add 1 tbsp oil and add the spices mentioned in the ingredient list and urud dal and cumin seeds and fry for a min. Add the curry leaves, green chillies and fry again for a min. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off. Add the ground paste.
7. Add little water and allow to boil. Now add the marinated chicken and add the coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Allow the chicken to cook completely.  
8. To this add the cashew paste and water. Adjust the salt, add the water and allow to cook for another 5 min. 
9. The gravy starts to thicken. Add the chopped coriander leaves and switch off the stove. 

10. Serve the the yummy and delicious cashew chicken with naan or roti.

Tasty, Rich and Lip-smacking cashew chicken is ready to be served

1. In step 7 I added Chilli powder and coriander powder as I felt, the spiciness is not enough for our family taste buds. So add according to your family taste.
2. This recipe definitely has more calorie. So those who are health consicous can avoid this. 

10 lovely comments:

Gloria Fernandes

droolworthy kaju chicken...looks too good

Gloria Fernandes

Drool worthy Kaju chicken..loved the rich gravy..looks too good

Home Cooked food

looks so tempting, feel like licking the screen.


Cashew chicken looks delicious.

Rafeeda AR

wow... what a rich gravy...


wow such a yummy chicken cashew curry, your clicks are making this dish so inviting. Love it.


Tempting chicken recipe.....love it!!!Yummyyyy!!!

Motions and Emotions

creamy rich yummy gravy...visit my space too event and giveaway going on

Shama Nagarajan

yummy chicken

Priya Suresh

Fingerlicking chicken curry, who can resist to this mouthwatering dish.

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