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Spicy Chicken Curry with Cashews


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  • Ingredients:
  • Marinate:
  • ½ kg chicken, washed and cut into medium sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp curds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust to suit your spice level)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric pwd
  • salt to taste
  • Make a paste:
  • 6-7 cashewnuts
  • 4-5 tbsps milk
  • Dry roast and make a fine powder:
  • 1” cinnamon
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • Rest of the ingredients:
  • 3-4 tbsps oil
  • 2 big onions finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper powder (adjust to suit your spice level)
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • coriander leaves for garnish


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Marinate chicken pieces in chilli powder, turmeric powder, curds and salt for 20 mts.

Step 2

While the chicken pieces are marinating, make a paste of cashewnuts and milk. Keep aside.

Step 3

Dry roast cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves for 1 mt and make a powder of them. Keep aside.

Step 4

Heat 1 1/2 tbsps of oil in a cooking vessel. Add the onions and saute till pink. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute further for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

Step 5

Add coriander pwd, cumin pwd, pepper pwd and combine well and fry for another minute.

Step 6

Add the tomatoes and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Combine well and cook till oil separates.Turn off heat. Cool and grind the cooked masala. Keep aside this masala paste.

Step 7

Heat 1 1/2 tbsps oil in a cooking vessel and add the marinated chicken and cook on high flame for 4-5 minutes, reduce heat and cook covered for another 4-5 minutes.

Step 8

Add the ground masala paste, cashewnut paste and ground powder of cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves and combine well. (Add a cup of water for more gravy consistency). Cook till chicken pieces are soft and you get the desired curry consistency. Adjust salt.

Step 9

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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