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    Chicken and Cashew Nuts in Black Spices

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    55 mins

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    Brian Holley's Note:

    This is a curry with a thick and nutty sauce. The recipe was passed to me by Mrs. Shirodkar, he wife of a famous doctor in Bombay. My thanks to her again, for a wonderful dish with not too many ingredients.

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    1. 1
      In a dry pan roast the coconut, garlic, ginger, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies,cloves and cinnamon over low heat for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add 2 oz of the cashew nuts and the onion cook for 10 mins stirring all the time to prevent burning and sticking.
    3. 3
      Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
    4. 4
      In a blender process the spices with 3/4 cup water to make a fine smooth paste.(a coarse paste will give the appearance of a curdled curry) Set the paste aside. Wash blender.
    5. 5
      Grind 1 oz of the nuts with 1 tbsp water to make a paste.
    6. 6
      Heat the oil in a heavy pot and fry the spice mixture over low heat for 10 minutes Add the ground cashew nuts and salt to taste, cook 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add the chicken and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add 3 cups warm water and cook on low for 10 mins with the pot covered.
    9. 9
      Add the remaiming nuts and cook till the chicken is tender.
    10. 10
      The curry should appear as a dark thick sauce with the whole nuts and chicken.
    11. 11
      Serve with lemon rice for a nice change.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 30, 2007


      Aroma Aroma Aroma, the whole house smelt divine. I think I didn't cook the spices long enough as I was worried about it being burnt so mine didn't turn out very black. However this didn't take away from the dish it was absolutely yummy. Changes I made was used four cloves of garlic, had an important meeting the next day ;) and used skinless died chicken. Thank you Brian H

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken and Cashew Nuts in Black Spices

    Serving Size: 1 (561 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1242.9
    Calories from Fat 592
    Total Fat 65.8 g
    Saturated Fat 19.3 g
    Cholesterol 289.4 mg
    Sodium 701.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 20.4 g
    Protein 118.0 g

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