Cashew Chicken Curry

20 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 82% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes; part of Comfort Food collection

This is an easy dish to prepare - my daughter made it for me and I absolutely loved it. I prepared for my husband and he raved - hope you enjoy as well.


0.25 cup Butter
1 medium Onion; finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic; finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger; finely chopped peeled
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
0.5 teaspoon cayenne
3.5 lbs boneless skinless breasts/thighs; cut into 1" cubes
1 can diced tomatoes
0.25 cup fresh cilantro; chopped
0.25 pound roasted cashews
0.75 cup Plain yogurt

Original recipe makes 5



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.

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.

Serve over jasmine rice.

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This recipe is fabulous and is a firm family favourite. I have made a couple of additions to make it go further. When it is cooked and about five minutes before serving, I add a chopped red and green capsicum and a very good handful of whole cashews.
Ongakuka7 2y ago
sounds good, thanks - Marylou Taylor 5m ago

Wow! Easy and really yummy, a keeper for sure!
mommyswayze 2y ago

Just made this for my husband and kids - it was amazing!! Used coriander instead of cilantro as I didn't have any and used black pepper instead of cayenne. I chopped the cashews for texture.
d4000h 3y ago

If I could rate this 6 stars, I would. The cashews added such a nice flavor, and the chicken turned out really tender. I added some chopped cabbage, which went pretty well with the flavors. My husband and I loved it, and though my two year old said "It's good, but I don't like it", overall I think it was a winner. Thanks!
Erincpeters 3y ago

Absolutely AMAZING! Cashew chicken is my husband's favorite dish, and when he tried it, he said it was a keeper and one of the best dishes I have made yet
Kimrobillard 3y ago

Just love it, easy to follow recipe and so tasty. And the family love it.
knburnsy 3y ago

Just made this, was flippen amazing!!!!!!!!
Chefnewbie05 3y ago

I love this! will add extra yogurt and keep bigger chunks of cashew next time..
Eldritchlaugh 4y ago

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