Pepper Chicken In Cashewnut

Nuvita Biscuits

Want a spicy tender chicken for dinner today. Well we have a perfect recipe for you and your loved ones. The rich exotic taste of cashewnuts with chicken make it soft and give a splendid taste to the main dish. This is a perfect recipe for a cookout or to serve to your guests welcomed at home.


750 grams chicken, cut into medium size pieces
3 tbsp Vegetable oil
2 cups onion chopped
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
4-5 large cloves of garlic, grated
¾ cup (1 large) tomato chopped
1½ rounded tbsp crushed Black pepper
2 rounded tbsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
¾ tsp Dry Kasoori methi leaves
¾ tsp Garam masala powder
18 medium size Cashew nuts


1.    Soak cashew nuts in ½ cup of water for half an hour and grind into a smooth paste.

2.    Heat a sauce pan and add oil.

3.    Add in chopped onions and salt and sauté until golden brown in colour. Add in the grated ginger and garlic and sauté until the raw smell goes off. Add in the crushed pepper, coriander powder and turmeric powder and sauté for a minute or two.

4.    Add in the chopped tomatoes and let it cook until the tomatoes go mushy.

5.    Add in the chicken, stir well and let it cook on medium flame until it is almost cooked. Add 1/2 -3/4 cup water if it is dry.

6.    Add in the grated cashews, dried methi and let it boil for 2-4 minutes until the chicken is well cooked.

7.    Sprinkle the garam masala and close the lid to retain the aroma.

8.    Turn off the flame and serve with “Spicy Bites Frozen Paratha” available at leading supermarkets in Kenya for the best experience.


Enjoy your meal do let us know your experience :)


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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Njeri on Jun 27, 2011

    Thanks for the great recipe!
    Should the cashew nuts be raw or roasted?

    • posted by Pika Chakula on Jun 27, 2011

      @Njeri as mentioned on the first one:

      Soak cashew nuts in ½ cup of water for half an hour and grind into a smooth paste.

      That means that the cashewnuts will be grated in this recipe. They need to be raw.

      Have a good day.

  2. posted by therundown2k3 on Mar 19, 2013

    ‘Grind 1 cup of dried chickpeas into powder and add 2 tsp. of turmeric powder to it. Use this to cleanse your face daily by making a paste with water. ‘
    Is there anything else I can use or can I just apply the egg yolk all over my face?

  3. posted by Dom L on Mar 22, 2013

    Please provide a link or recipe. No desserts please! (appetizers, curries or chicken dishes preferred.) Thanks

  4. posted by lildevilgurl152004 on Mar 22, 2013

    I am living in Chennai and here the temperature is too high. Please suggest a diet chart which suits our climate.

  5. posted by Praveen on Mar 22, 2013

    I want cooking instruction for south indian recipe in microwave oven?
    i just purchase and begin to use microwave oven.but the time consumed for cooking in microwave is more than conventional method.i think there is some error in my way cooking in kindly help me to overcome this problem.Sent cooking instructions to me

  6. posted by JDOGG1122 on Mar 25, 2013

    I have a some pimples on my face and a couple pimple marks. I decided to cure this
    issue by using natural remedies. I heard about Turmeric Paste, which is basically turmeric powder mixed with water. After I applied it I waited 10 mins and my face started to sting a bit.
    So, I washed it off with water and applied some sorbolene. The sting started to fade away.

    Why is it so that it stings my face when its supposed to be a remedy?
    10 Points for the Best Answer

    Please help…

  7. posted by Xedo on Mar 25, 2013

    I’ve went to three grocery stores and none of them carry besan. Can I use wheat flour and turmeric powder to remove facial hairs instead?

  8. posted by happyha31 on Mar 26, 2013


  9. posted by Blake on Mar 26, 2013

    how do you prepare it at home?

  10. posted by Echo on Mar 26, 2013

    I have an English Roommate and he puts black pepper on everything. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I swear we go through like a shaker a week. He is from Waltham Forest in North East London and he says everyone he knows uses that much black pepper.

  11. posted by everythingisgonnabefine on Mar 26, 2013

    The recipe for my chicken tortilla soup calls for white pepper but I do not have time to go to the store. Is black pepper okay?
    Can you explain how it changes the taste?

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