Cashew Chicken Curry Recipe
An absolute favourite dish! This was my go-to for a complete healthy meal packing all the nutritious goodness I needed for a healthy pregnancy. And now that my baby is here, I even need more fibre, proteins and vitamins in my diet more than ever! Postpartum diet for mom and child is the true definition of eating for two thanks to breastfeeding . I have never been so hungry in my life! I have to muster a lot of inner strength to avoid eating junk foods as a quick fix and actually cook more nutritious meals and buy more fruits and vegetables than when I was pregnant. You will love this dish for both your pre & post pregnancy diet.
Cashew is not only a healthy snack to munch on but also a perfect nut to mix in your trail mix and to add to sauces to accompany rice dishes.
You don’t need that much ingredients for this entire dish just make sure you have a rich store of spices, unsalted cashew, tomatoes and onions, chilli, your favourite greens or veggies, chicken and rice.
Here’s how to make this creamy cashew chicken curry for lunch or dinner, you should definitely invite friends over to share. They will be overly delighted.
1/2 cup of unsalted cashew nuts
1 kg Chicken Thigh cut into medium-sized chunks
Coconut oil to fry chicken pieces
3 medium-sized tomatoes
1 red onion diced
3 cloves of garlic chopped
A cup of white rice
1 can of Coconut milk
2 pieces of Ginger
1 full clove of Garlic
Virgin Coconut oil
Blend ginger, 4 pieces of garlic and pour over chicken pieces, sprinkle salt over and set aside for an hour to marinate. You can marinate overnight for extra flavour oomph!
Fry chicken pieces in coconut oil until lightly browned on all sides. Take out of pan and set aside.
Sauté garlic and onions in same pan until onions become opaque.
Add cinnamon, coriander and cumin and stir for five minutes.
Chop tomatoes and add to the fragrant mix. Stir through.
Pour in coconut milk or water if you don’t have the milk and cover.
Cook for five minutes and add the chicken pieces and cashew nuts. Cook for five minutes over reduced heat. Taste and add salt
Enjoy with great relish!
This sauce is delicious with a whole lot of sides such as steamed white rice, sweet potatoes, local brown rice, even with yam! I can even envision it being a base for Gari Fortor , great idea isn’t it? Adding sliced avocado’s with a sprinkle of sesame seeds will give you a complete meal of healthy fats, proteins, minerals, fibre and vitamins. Your baby will be smiling at all this goodness drifting in.
TIPS ON USING & STORING CASHEW NUTS
Store cashew nuts in a tight fitting lid such as a Terrine Wide Mouth Jar to keep it fresh and crunchy for months.
Make cashew nut butter and store in a glass container with a tight lid. Cashew nut butter is delicious and healthy in smoothies, on a slice of bread with your favourite yummy jam, as a paste for making soup, porridge topping etc
Chop up your cashew nuts and sprinkle onto a smoothie mix
Mix chopped unsalted cashew nuts into traditional oats, add some honey and seeds to make homemade granola. Tasty!