Spinach-Cashew Chicken
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Serves: 4-5
 
A very fragrant, delicious chicken with spinach and cashews.
Ingredients
  • For the paste:
  • 3 cloves
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • ½ tea spn coriander seeds
  • ½ tea spn fennel seeds (badishep)
  • ½ cup onions
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • ½ cup tomato
  • 1 tea spn garam masala
  • For marinade
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1 tea spn chopped ginger
  • 1 tea spn chopped garlic
  • 1 tbl spn plain yogurt(curd)
  • Other ingredients
  • 1 lb (1/2 kg) chicken
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ½ cup onions
  • 2-3 black cardamom (moti elaichi)
  • Oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken :
  2. Make a paste of coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic.
  3. Add the paste, yogurt(curd) and little salt to chicken pieces and leave it aside for about 30mins.
  4. Make the masala paste:
  5. Heat oil and add cumin, cinnamon, fennel seeds, coriander seeds.
  6. Fry a bit and then add onion and fry till they are translucent.
  7. Add garam masala and fry for few mins.
  8. Then add tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
  9. Add spinach leaves and a let them wilt a bit.
  10. Make it into a smooth paste.
  11. Make the curry
  12. Heat oil in same pan and add black cardamom and onions.
  13. Add cashews, followed by marinated chicken.
  14. Fry for few minutes and then add the masala paste, salt.
  15. Cover and cook till chicken is done.
  16. Serve hot with chapatis/rotis or rice.
Recipe by Aayis Recipes at http://www.aayisrecipes.com/chicken/spinach-cashew-chicken/