Coconut Chicken Curry With Cashews
Coconut Chicken Curry With Cashews
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    This Sri Lankan curry goes together fairly quickly despite the long list of ingredients. I used skinless, boneless thigh meat, because it always stays moist and can absorb a lot of flavor from a short marinade in ginger, garlic and spices. To intensify the taste, the cashews and coconut are used two ways. First, a handful of each is ground to a powder and added to the sauce. Then after simmering for 30 minutes or so, the curry is finished with a generous cup of thick coconut milk and garnished with toasted cashews. I also added, because I like it and thought it would harmonize nicely, a totally nontropical vegetable, parsnip — optional, but delicious.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut in 3-inch chunks
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
    • 2 teaspoons grated garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice berries
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 3/4 cup raw cashews
    • 1/4 cup shredded dried unsweetened coconut
    • 1 pound small parsnips, peeled and cut in 2-inch batons, optional
    • 2 tablespoons ghee, coconut oil or vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cups finely diced onion
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 2-inch piece cinnamon stick
    • 3 cups chicken broth or water
    • 1 cup thick coconut milk
    • A few sprigs mint and cilantro for garnish, optional

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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