Cashew Chicken Curry

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

An epicurious recipe I tried recently and LOVED! Easy chicken curry with a nice nutty sauce.

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  1. Heat butter in a 5- to 6-quart wide heavy pot over moderately low heat until foam subsides, then cook onions, garlic, and ginger, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add curry powder, salt, cumin, and cayenne and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring to coat, 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, including juice, and cilantro and bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes.
  2. Just before serving: pulse cashews in a food processor or electric coffee/spice grinder until very finely ground, then add to curry along with yogurt and simmer gently, uncovered, stirring, until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Note: Curry, without yogurt and cashews, can be made 5 days ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered; reheat over low heat before stirring in yogurt and ground cashews.
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5 5

I made this again and want to review it again because it is one fabulous dish and worth 5 stars. This time I ground 1/2 cup of cashews and left 1/4 cup whole, to sprinkle on top. I added 1/2 cup chicken stock and only used 1 ts salt, to make it a bit saucier. Worked like charm.

5 5

This was delicious! I'll definitely make this again sometime soon. I liked how I could just throw the chicken in there and let it boil instead of frying it in the pan. The only change I made was that I used 1 tsp of ground ginger instead of the fresh ginger and I left out the garlic. I served this with Jasmine rice that I made in my rice cooker. Next time I'll just slightly crush the cashews. They were ground too fine and I would have liked it better if there were bigger chunks. I made this meal for my roommate and I. She somehow manages to find something wrong with 98% of the recipes that I make but she didn't have a single complaint about this recipe! Thank you for sharing this recipe

5 5

This is the best curry recipe that I have ever had - the different spices and flavors are absolutely delicious! I will make again and again. Thank you for such an outstanding recipe.