Kashmiri Cashew Chicken

July 18, 2012
Kashmiri Cashew Chicken

I would like to give everyone a BIG BEAR HUGS and THANK YOUs for your tremendous valuable support... 

My humble blog has made it to the top 100... woohoo... I am at no 68  on Babble Top 100 Mom Blog 2012.

Creamy, nutty Kashmiri Cashew Chicken

This came as a surprise... I first knew that I was in the top 100, when I noticed links originated from Babble ~ viewing my page... Curiosity always gets the best of me... I followed the 'smell' ... link.

I jumped in delight... I just stopped shot of screaming my lungs out..

I would have had angry neighbours knocking at my door, if I did just that, at 6 o'clock in the morning...

Kashmiri Cashew Chicken has delicate flavour of nuts and saffron

Cooking, photography and blogging has become part of me. I hope to continue this 'Passion' for many years to come...

I treasure your friendship ... your words of encouragement gives me strength ... and  your supports towards  my blog: "From My Lemony Kitchen" and I ... are most valuable...

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Wishing my Muslim readers…
Ramadan Kareem
May Allah bestow his blessings upon us all


Kashmiri Cashew Chicken Recipe (serve 6)

1.5 kg chicken drumsticks
6 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin
2cm cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon peppercorns
6 cloves
100g cashew nuts
100g almond 
1 brown onion - chopped
4 cloves of garlic - chopped
5 cm of fresh ginger - grated
1 teaspoon tumeric
125ml chicken stock
400ml plain yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon saffron - soaked in 1 tablespoon of hot water
2 tablespoon of vegetable oil

  1. Dry roast coriander, cumin, cardamom pods, cloves separately until aromatic. 
  2. Crushed the cardamom pods and remove the seeds. 
  3. Grinds the roasted spices with cardamom seeds into a fine powder. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix saffron with 1 tablespoon of hot water. Set aside.
  5. Blitz the almonds and cashew in a food processor into a semi fine powder. 
  6. Heat up vegetable oil in a saute pan and saute the onion until golden brown. 
  7. Add garlic, ginger, chicken and tumeric. 
  8. Rapidly stir for 5 minutes to coat and seal the chicken. 
  9. Add the ground spices, chicken stock and simmer for 40 minutes.
  10. Stir ground nuts into yoghurt. Add yoghurt mixture and saffron into the pan. 
  11. Stir and bring to boil. 
  12. Then simmer uncovered for another 10 minutes. 
  13. Season with salt to taste.


  1. First of all, congrats for being in the top 100. I'm not surprised as this is one great blog! The chicken looks yummy I wanna try it too :)

  2. Hello Lisa,

    That is a big achievement for all your efforts for being a super mom!! Hope you will continue to cook more delicious dishes for your family and for us too....I mean to view your photo dishes. :-) This Kashmiri Cashew chicken must be another delicious dish which I got to try! Thank yo Lisa for your wonderful delicious dish.

  3. WOW! Congrats Lisa! You deserved it!! :D

  4. Hi Lisa, congratulation to you. Keep up the good work. ;)

    Love your cashew chicken, can I have extra rice cos it look soooo....good.

    Beautiful presentation.

    Have a nice day.

  5. Lisa, Congratulations!! I am so happy for you.
    The chicken in cashew gravy looks scrumptious!

  6. A delicious dish! Marvelously spicy and so tasty.



  7. Congratulations dear! Tahniah!!! :)
    Pass me the chicken...am so drooling!

  8. Congratulations Lisa, Well done :)) I'm off to get some chicken and cashew nuts now after seeing this yummy looking post! Guess what we'll be having for dinner tonight?

  9. Congratssss on making it to top 100!! Your blog really is one of the best out there (to me) and I'm always recommending your blog to friends =) Am so sure that you're gonna be climbing up the ranks from hereon! =D

  10. Congratulations !! Awesome news

    I love the chicken curry the texture of the curry is awesome :)))

  11. amazing recipe and well deserved I am a big fan

  12. Congratulations on making the list! This looks wonderful.

  13. Cashew chicken! This looks really delicious. My husband loves cashew chicken in restaurants but I have never made it. I think I will line this up in my chicken dishes 'queue"! And I see you are in the Top 100 for Babble. Congratulations to you!

  14. Thank you everyone... am grinning from ear to ear :D

  15. Congratulations Lisa!! Well deserved! ;)

  16. Can anything with saffron not be incredibly tasty? My favorite spice! That, and cardamom.

  17. Congratulation Liza! Hope you have a blessed Ramadan!

  18. First of all, congratulations on your Babble's Top 100! I'm always excited to open your post update email and look forward to your many more of your recipes and food photography!

    This looks like a delicious chicken! And again, stunning photos!!!

  19. Congrats! You definitely deserve it with fabulous recipes and photos to match!

  20. This is a rich dish and I ove adding cashew in curries. You making me hungry for some chicken now and I have none at home!
    Congrats on the babble score YAY :)))

  21. Congratulations.

    Love this recipe, thanks for sharing.

  22. Congratulations in making it to the Top 100! Your photos are always so stunning! Your Kashmiri chicken is making me hungry.