Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chilli Chicken With Cashew Nuts and Potato


Similar to the Indian style Cashew Nut Masala Chicken, this Chinese style dish is spicy as well. But mildly spicy, a must have at Chinese restaurants and they sure stir fry over very high heat in the large wok. My home style version is pretty much the same except with the fried potatoes, frying over high heat is impossible in my tiny kitchen. Still, chilli chicken turned out if not perfect, it is a wholesome dish and if you making for the kids, omit or reduce the amount of chillies.    

Ingredients
500g chicken fillet - cut into bite sizes
200g roasted/fried cashew nuts.  
2 medium size potatoes - boiled, cubed into medium size pieces and fried (without the skin)
1 inch ginger - chopped
5 garlic - chopped
4 shallots - chopped
5-6 dried red chillies - snipped into smaller pieces
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sugar
4 tbsp oil
Black pepper and salt (if needed) for taste

Method
When oil is heated, sauté ginger, garlic, shallots and dried chillies.
Add chicken and cook for a couple of minutes.
Pour in dark sauce, light sauce and season with salt (if needed) and pepper.
Continue to cook till chicken is tender and sauce thickens.
Add cashew nuts and potatoes.
Stir all in and remove from heat.
(Optional: garnish with coriander leaves)
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34 comments:

  1. super Awesome click and nice recipe.....I agree that the heat plays a major role for deciding the taste of your food in the wok... :-)

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  2. Very quick and easy chilli chicken, yes cleaning and washing I hate the most. Most of the dishes make a big mess by splattering around...
    Very nice click dear...

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  3. love that you added cashews for crunch, you need that in this kind of dish, awesome addition of potatoes, I am too fan of potatoes.

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  4. Oh the chicken looks delicious Nava.. :-) We get this here too and I love it.

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  5. Long time I am planning for this recipe... But somehow could not do... Now urs makes me too tempting with the addition of potato n cashews... Yummy yummy

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  6. Chicken with cashew is a popular dish, & I like the addition of potatoes. This simply turns it into a one-dish meal!

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  7. chilly chicken with potatoes thatz an interesting combination.

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  8. a little different from indian version.. like the color here.. tempting dear..

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  9. oh my oh my ......am so hungry....it look so delicious

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  10. Hi Nava, this dish is very delicious and appetizing. Yours look awesome.

    Ya, the restaurant style of stir frying with high heat, we can't practice at home or else we will have a hard time cleaning the mess and oily too. But never mind, we can still enjoy the homemade version, still taste good and healthy.

    Have a nice holiday.

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  11. this is one of the most mouth-watering posts I have seen.

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  12. You've added potatoes, that's new. Looks really good. I enjoy a good stir fry, and you are right on high heat, but as you said a little spit of oil never hurt...

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  13. Bello plato tentador se ve muy delicioso,saludos y abrazos.

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  14. wow...loaded with potatoes and chicken that is simply tempting me

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  15. such a delicious chili chicken...feel the potatoes and cashews only make it better...loved the balance of flavors...:-)

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  16. Love the idea of making a new dish...

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  17. Nice clicks. Chicken and cashew nuts are always a fun combination. The potato addition is different to the mix.

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  18. A different version.. Love the colourful platter..

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  19. Chilli chicken looks yumm with lots of cashews and addition of potatoes. Splattering oil is always a problem for me too.

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  20. gorgeous clicks..lovely presentation

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  21. I like the combination chicken and potato and the cashew nuts and the red chili it's just perfect in this chicken dish,YUM :)

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  22. Love this dish with cashew nuts whole in the chicken.Don't tell me about clean up after frying phew hate it!!:)

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  23. That's a chilli chicken with a twist !! Cashews & potatoes generally do not appear in the version we get over here :) And as u said, cleaning up the mess is a great trouble which makes the attempt questionable !

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  24. that's a plate full of crunchiness... love it!!! if there is one thing i hate about cooking, it's definitely the cleaning!!!

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  25. Mmm..would love to have that right now Nava..

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  26. This sounds great, like the use of the cashew nuts.

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  27. Such a lovely addition of cashews and potatoes...sounds yum

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  28. I haven't had chilli chicken with potatoes and cashew nuts. Seeing your post title made me think...why haven't I thought about that before?? Looks delicious...and the crunch from the cashew would be lovely!

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  29. I am really hungry now:) Wonderful recipe:)

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  30. hee, i said this before. I will still say this. Egg Foo Yung is my favourite hee =)

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  31. Totally appetizing and healthy! I will skip teh cashew nuts because I don't do too well with cashew.

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  32. Looks super appetizing and healthy. Chicken is rich in protein. :)
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  33. I love how the chicken looks and the idea of adding potatoes to the dish was nice and would have made it more hearty. Yummm.

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  34. Look inviting, i would make chilli paneer this way for myself :)

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