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Chicken with cashew
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5 from 2 votes

White chicken with cashew nuts

Cashew lover will love this chicken. The creamy smooth texture will make them wanting more and more.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bohra Cuisine, Bohra Recipes
Keyword cashew chicken curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 430kcal



  • 500 grams chicken pieces
  • 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli paste or more


  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 1 fist full cashew nut ,less than ½ cup, powdered (kajo)
  • 1 cup or 200 ml yogurt
  • ½ cup milk or more


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 5-7 round red chillies (gol lal mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed ,roasted and grounded (bhuna kuta zeera)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed ,roasted and grounded (bhuna kuta dhnaya)
  • salt , to taste



  • In a bowl take chicken, green chili, ginger paste and yogurt. Mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.(or overnight in fridge)

For gravy

  • In a thick bottomed pan, cook chicken with two tablespoons oil and ¼ cup water for 15 minutes until tender and water dries completely.
  • Add cashew powder in chicken and sear (bhunna) for few minutes on medium flame.
  • Finally add yogurt and milk. Cook for 2-3 minutes.


  • In a pan, fry cumin, coriander and round red chilies for 1 minutes in two tablespoon oil. Pour over the chicken and cover the pan. Garnish with cashew halves.


If gravy is too thick for you thin out with more milk.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg