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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Creamy Chicken Curry

This is one creamy chicken curry without coconut milk or cream. I've used cashew nuts for making the gravy thick and creamy. It adds to the taste too. It was a great side for appam and also for ghee rice. 

You need
  1. Cinnamon - 1 small stick
  2. Cardamom - 3
  3. Bay leaves - 1/2 of 1
  4. Cloves - 4
  5. Chicken - 500 gms (cut into medium size pieces)
  6. Onion - 4 medium
  7. Ginger - 1 small piece (2 tsp when chopped)
  8. Garlic - 2 cloves
  9. Green chilli - 4
  10. Coriander powder - 3 tsp
  11. Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  12. Tomato - 2
  13. Cashew nuts - 15 nos.
  14. Oil for sauteeing
  15. Boiled water (as required)
  16. Salt to taste

  • Soak cashew nut in water for 30 minutes
  • Heat a thick bottomed vessel
  • Add little oil. When it becomes hot add sliced onion, chopped ginger, garlic and green chilli
  • Saute until it turns pink and transparent.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Once cool take half of this mix, and grind to get a fine paste adding enough water.
  • Again keep the vessel on flame, add little oil and ingredients from 1 to 4
  • Add the chicken pieces. 
  • Saute until all juice that oozes out from chicken dries up.
  • Add coriander powder and pepper powder. Saute for 10-15 seconds
  • Add onion paste and remaining half of sauteed onion. If the gravy seems thick add boiled water.
  • Add chopped tomato. Add salt to taste
  • Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes on low flame.
  • During this time grind soaked cashew nuts into a fine paste adding enough water.
  • After 20 minutes open the lid, add this cashew paste, mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes and switch off
  • Serve with appam or rice


  1. Rich and delicious chicken curry,nice recipe dear.

  2. Its really creamy and tempting!

  3. Wow..This will rock with appam..truly divine and real creamy Reshmi.

  4. Creamy chicken??Sounds so different n interesting :)

  5. Tempting and creamy curry. Looks irresistible.

  6. Chicken curry looks creamy and delicious perfect with appam..

  7. wow..very rich & creamy,delicious curry..cashew pasteil adipoli ayirikumallo taste:-)
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  8. Chicken curry looks yummy, rich and creamy....yummy with ghee rice.

  9. yummy and creamy chicken curry..nice one..

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  10. chicken curry looks really delicious and creamy

  11. ah,so rich and creamy without adding cream :), very different recipe Reshmi. :)


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