Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew chicken is one of the easiest and simple to make chicken gravy recipes. It is really a versatile dish and can be served with different other dishes. So here I am sharing the easy healthy and taste recipe of cashew chicken.

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: 15 min
Marination: 1 hour
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes

Easy Cashew Chicken RecipeIngredients:

  • Chicken – 250 g
  • Butter – 2-3 tbsp
  • Onion paste – 2 big onion
  • Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – paste 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli – 3-4
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon
  • Poppy seed – paste 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • You can add a pinch of turmeric but here I skipped it to keep the original buttery color of this dish.

Easy Cashew Chicken RecipeMarination:

  • Take chicken pieces in a bowl and then add onion paste, yogurt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Cover the bowl and keep the mixture marinade for around 1 hour.

Easy Cashew Chicken RecipeProcedure: 

  • Heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat and then add butter to it.
  • Add red chillies, cinnamon sticks and then add in the marinade chicken mixture to the pan.
  • Now, add the cashew paste and poppy seeds paste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened.
  • Add very little water to make a smooth gravy and add salt to taste. Cover. Bring to the boil.  Reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and mixture has thickened slightly.
  • You can also add fresh cream but I skipped this part to avoid extra calories!
  • Now your butter chicken is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and roasted cashew.
  • You can serve it with breads, roti, or steamed rice.