Friday 3 February 2012

Chicken and Cashew Curry

I rarely use curry powder, preferring instead to use the blend of spices we like the most but Joe found some really good powder at Kakulas Bros....unfortunately he didn't remember the name!!!

This curry was so rich and delicious due to the ground cashews added near the end....

For 4 serves you will need

500gms of chicken, I use thickly sliced breast(for Joe) but any bony bits will work well too, cut them fairly small
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons of fresh ginger, chopped
2-3t curry powder
1/2t chili powder(optional)
2 large tomatoes, chopped(you could skin them, I don't bother)
1T chopped mint or coriander
1/2 cup peas

1/2 cup plain yoghurt
2T ground cashews

Gently fry the onions until they are soft, at least 10minutes as this gives you the most flavour
Add the garlic and ginger and stir for another 5 mins
Add the spices and stir them for 5 mins, add a little water if they begin to stick
Add the chopped tomatoes and herbs and a little water and cook to make a thick sauce(keep stirring)
Stir in your chicken and peas, mix well and cover tightly, stir occasionally to stop it sticking
The breast pieces were cooked in 10minutes, bony pieces will take longer
Add the cashews
 and the yoghurt, a spoonful at a time to stop it from curdling.

Add salt to taste and serve either with plain rice or an Indian bread such as chapattis

I also made a batch of soap yesterday so that is drying out on the table....I used Deb's deep wooden moulds for the first time. The soap is softer than usual but I know from other soapies that this hot, humid weather is affecting their batches too.

Do you have any plans for your weekend? Joe is meeting Patrick near Perth to go to a Quebec Beer and Food Afternoon, they will even be having "poutine" lol

Take care of yourselves.
Love from Sue


  1. That curry sounds good, I'll have to make it for Tony. Do you think it would freeze ok?
    My soaps are all having a bit of a melt down too at the moment. What have you put in that batch Sue, cinnamon?

  2. Hi Lisa...I'd freeze the curry without putting the yoghurt in I think in case it separates. To be honest I only used one large chicken breast weighing about 350gm and that made 4 healthy serves so it's pretty economical.
    Now the soap :D I thought I'd add some green artificial food colouring and used less than a teaspoon...needless to say it burned right away and went brown but overnight it turned pink. I'll have to show every-one the great wooden moulds that Deb had made and gave me a couple of.

  3. Thanks for that.

    Green food colouring hey. I infused some oil with paprika to colour some soap, nice apricot colour. However a few months down the track it faded away nothing :O( It's all a learning curve.