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recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« on: December 09, 2009, 03:19:53 am »
This was delish. I only used 1 Chili but would try with 2 as per recipe next time. The cashews minced with the water made it beautifully creamy and  a 200gm tub of yoghurt would be enough to "smooth it out". Next time I will leave the cinnamon stick whole as the pieces were a bit annoying as you are eating. Or alternatively you could blitz the spices after they have sautéed.
It was a very easy & tasty dish that I will make again soon.
Score 5/5
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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 05:52:09 am »
Thanks again VHJ - really think this book has great recipes.  Sorry Gretchen  ;D ;D
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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 06:37:47 am »
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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 08:47:18 pm »
Thank-you for sharing your reviews Jen.

We don't have this book in NZ (or any other than EDC actually), which is a real shame as it sounds like the one I would be most interested in. Love Indian food!

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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009, 01:07:45 am »
It should be available through HQ in Perth - they are out of stock at present.   There is a list of Australian books http://www.thermomix.com.au/01-cookbooks.html - your consultant should be able to organise for you if you don't wish to order yourself.
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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 08:10:43 am »
Made this tonight

Really enjoyed it. Mild enough for the older kids, lovely flavours. The older two love cashews so went down a treat.
Whilst it was slow cooking (used pork instead of chicken and this was so so tender) I made garlic and cumin rice and a Spicy beans and peas side dish.
Spicy beans and peas
Chopped garlic, cumin and coriander seeds.
Added chopped green beans and peas.
1/2 tin of tomatoes
A couple of dashes of tobasco.

Cooked for 8 mins 100° reverse spd 1.

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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 10:53:28 am »
It looks very tasty Zan.
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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 04:29:46 am »
Made this last night for DW and myself. I halved everything and it still worked out very well.

I used cinnamon powder though, cos I didn't have any sticks and avoided the crunch problem!

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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 12:27:41 am »
I always leave my cinnamon whole unless I am making a spice paste - its easy to take out then and certainly adds enough flavour.  With indian food I never use cinnamon powder - I only use it for sweet dishes.

I might give this one a go on the weekend.

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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 05:06:16 am »
This is a review from Brazen 12/5/12, thought I'd add it to the others

made this last night and was pleasantly surprised.

it is much easier to make than it appears when you first look at the 2 page recipe! i think it will become a favourite due to its simplicity actually.

the taste was not at all what i expected - VERY subtle, but definitely grew on me as i ate. you wouldn't want to serve it with a vindaloo or anything over powering - i think on its own or with a simple vege dish or a garlic naan would be perfect.

i had no yoghurt so made it with some cream i had to use up and a small splosh of apple cider vinegar. that was fine though i think the yoghurt would be better. i had actually missed the yoghurt in the recipe and thought it was dairy free when i started it, so next time i'll try some lactose free cream, or possibly making it with some curdled rice milk or something.

i give it 3.5 - 4 stars

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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 05:13:32 am »
oops, i did do a search and it didn't come up!
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Recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cookbook p.78)
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 01:26:29 am »
I concur.  Goes down very easily, a good contrast to the hotter curries and a change from Butter Chicken.

I would have preferred to make the whole recipe in the Thermomix but I understand the need to transfer to the stove because of the volume of food.

Made me realise how much I love having no pressure that things are about to burn when cooking in the TMX - not that they did, but the fear factor was prominent.
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Re: recipe Review: Cashew Chicken (From the Indian Cook)
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 03:05:06 pm »
I am making this tomorrow night for dinner, and was wondering why it couldn't be completed in the Thermomix. From reading the comments I guess it is because it would be too full, so if I reduce the quantity a bit, it  should work, has anyone tried this?
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