Chicken, cashew and creme fraiche curry with delicate lemon rice

Poultry
 
cahsew and chicken

Recipe from: 6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM

 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 6
    cardamom pods
  • 800
    g
    chicken breasts with skin, chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • fresh coriander, to serve
  • salt to taste
  • 6
    dried red chillies
  • 10
    ml
    each, fennel and coriander seeds
  • 1
    ml
    black peppercorns
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 375
    ml
    creme fraiche or full-cream Greek yoghurt
  • 125
    ml
    cashew nuts, ground
  • 10
    ml
    turmeric
  • 3
    onions, chopped
  • 250
    ml
    warm water
  • 4
    saffron threads
  • 10
    ml
    garam masala
  • 1
    x 5 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 60
    ml
    oil
  • Lemon rice
  • 30
    ml
    oil
  • 10
    ml
    turmeric
  • 30
    ml
    mustard seeds
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 300
    g
    basmati rice
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Place chillies in a small frying pan over a gentle heat and cook for a few seconds.
Place in a mortar or grinder.
Dry-roast the cinnamon, fennel, coriander, peppercorns and cardamom for two minutes.
Add to the chillies and grind to a fine powder.
Place the chicken in a bowl with the ground spices and 15 ml oil, coat well and cover.
Chill for three hours or overnight.
Combine the saffron and water in a bowl.
Place the remaining oil in a pan and cook the onions, garlic and ginger over a low heat for five minutes.
Increase the heat and add the chicken; cook until browned.
Add the saffron water, nuts, crème fraîche and salt.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve with fresh coriander and lime wedges.
LEMON RICE:
Heat the oil in a pan and add turmeric and mustard seeds.
When the seeds start to pop, cover and take off the heat.
When the popping stops, stir in the lemon juice.
Stir in the cooked basmati rice and warm through.
 

Read more on: poultry  |  sauté
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Softening pears
Some pears come to market rock hard, but if left at room temperature they will soften. Tucking them into a sealed paper bag with a banana speeds the process.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 

How to make this a sensual, sexy summer!

Summer is the perfect time for rekindling cooling passions and for shedding your inhibitions as well as your clothes…

 
 

I love summer.24

This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!
This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem
The world's least visited destination is breathtaking!
LOL treadmill fail!
 
 
/Wine
 

Restaurants

 
Plant in Cape Town (Flagship store)

Cape Town's premium vegan destination has a spacious new urban-chic location and is now open for dinner.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Dolce Gusto coffee makers

Add an edge to your kitchen collection with Dolce Gusto’s awesome range of coffee makers. Shop now!

Top 20 health books for 2014

Start eating and living a healthy lifestyle using guidelines and tips from these top health cookbooks. Shop now!

Jamie Oliver homeware

Knife sets, blenders, steamers, frying pans and so much more. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.