Curry Chicken with Cashews and Raita

Yesterday a good friend of mine came over for dinner and I just had NO idea what to make. I decided to try something new just for the sake of trying something new, then again with a new dish comes a new post, which is always fun! What I decided to make was a curry chicken. First because well curry chicken is awesome, plus I had never made that before, and on top of that I noticed I don’t have any meat or chicken recipes so I am working on variety.
 

I have two go to websites where I get my recipes (when I don’t use my recipe books) www.epicurious.com and www.foodchannel.com . I found my recipe on epicurious and it was so good that I made it tonight for my brother and a friend as well. Even now I’m not curried out, ill probably have some again tomorrow!
Either way the recipe is extremely easy and super yummy! I don’t think I’ve had this many likes on a food picture before so figure I had to post the recipe ASAP. Hope that when you make it you let me know what you think, and how it turned out! You can just post on my facebook wall, id love to hear your opinions!
I made some basmati rice to go with it, and a yummy Indian yoghurt called Raita.
Ingredients:
       ½ stick unsalted butter
       2 medium onions, finely chopped
       2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
       1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
       3 tablespoons curry powder
       2 teaspoons salt
       1 teaspoon ground cumin
       ½ teaspoon cayenne
       1 chicken. I just bought a voordeel pak at Albert Heijn
       1 can diced tomatoes
       ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
       ¾ cup cashews
       ¾ cup plain whole-milk yoghurt (I used Greek yoghurt)
 
Steps:
1.    Heat the butter in a heavy pot until its melted. Then add the finely chopped onions, garlic, and ginger. Leave these for about 5 minutes.
2.    Then add the curry powder, the salt, the cumin and the cayenne and cook. Stirring this.
3.    Now add the chicken and cook. Stir this so that the chicken has the spices mixed in.
4.    Add the canned tomatoes and the cilantro and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked. (40 minutes approximately)
5.    Just before serving pulse the cashews in a food processor. Sprinkle on top of the curry with some yoghurt.
As I mentioned before I also made the Raita, which is very simple. I used greek yogurt again. I added some small diced cucumber (without seed). Then I added some mint leaves, so cumin, some cayenne, salt, and paprika powder. Mix to taste I like it to be very spicy (not hot spicy, but flavorful!)
This is a great dish, mind you the curry is a bit spicy so the yogurt on top is really yummy. (The Raita is meant more as a side dish)
Hope you like it!

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