Friday, January 24, 2020


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Growing up, I always wondered how to make a curry with ease and without breaking a sweat. I remember making this particular curry for the very first time way back in 2010 and as a newly married then, it was even more exciting to try out the recipes I had been writing down in my recipe diary from a long time. Over the years, I've learnt the easy art of making curries without all the fuss, from scratch and you all have ben a part of that journey for the past 11 years!
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This particular curry has quite  a number of ingredients than my usual ones but the method of making it is a breeze. I am not the one to stand by the stove over a weekday, stirring and stirring for literally 20 minutes just to get  the oil to separate from the masala. I would rather save it for a day when I have nothing  else to do.

Kashmiri Chicken Curry is one of our family favourite curries and is a winner with our kids. So, when the folks at The Feedfeed & Muir Glen asked me if I could share a recipe using Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes, this curry was the first one to come to my mind. Their tomatoes are perfectly balanced in taste and is a perfect substitute for recipes where you need fresh tomatoes. I always have a stock in my pantry for the same. It's a brand that I have been using for years now. I shopped for my Muir Glen tomatoes at Wedge Community Co-op. It's our favourite place to shop,especially for local products. On our recent visit two days ago, we found quite a few interesting fruits that we've never seen before... Buddha's Hand & Kishu Mandarins! Find out what co-op you should visit here!
Kashmiri Chicken

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Serves 8-10
Active cooking time - 10 minutes
Total cooking time - 30 minutes

2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon cayenne
1/2 tablespoon paprika 
1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon unsalted cashewnuts
1/4 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups diced red onions
1 tablespoon grated fresh garlic
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
One 14 ounce can of Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes
1 teaspoon garam masala

  • Remove the skin and excess fat from the chicken and cut each thigh into 4,using a cleaver or a sharp heavy knife.
  • In a large bowl, marinate the chicken pieces along with turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, using a blender, grind together cayenne,paprika,mustard seeds, cumin seeds & fenugreek seeds together along with 1/2 cup water to a fine paste. Feel free to add a couple tablespoons more of water if needed. Set it aside.
  • Soak the cashewnuts in 1/4 cup water.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil on medium high heat and sauté the onions, ginger & garlic till the onions turn soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the ground spice paste along with 1/4 cup of water. Mix well and let it sauté for 1 minute. 
  • Add the 14 ounce  can of Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes to it and mix well. Continue to sauté the mix, stirring often until you start seeing oil around the edges of the pan,about 2 minutes.
  • In the meantime, grind the soaked cashewnuts along with the soaking water to a smooth paste.
  • Add the cashew paste, along with chicken to the pot. Add 1/2 cup water, salt and mix well to combine. Cover and cook until chicken is done, 20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, add the garam masala and stir. Do a taste test for salt and adjust if necessary.
  • Serve the curry hot with Naan, Parata's, Rice etc. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Muir Glen and The Feedfeed, but all opinions are my own.
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I have served it with Rice, Chapathi, Porota, Ghee Rice, Tomato Rice, Batura, Appam etc and it's all been well received with big smiles!
I shopped for my Muir Glen tomatoes at Wedge Community Co-op. It's our favourite place to shop since 2010,especially for local products like Honey, Poultry & Meat. Find out what co-op you should visit here! Also, Muir Glen have an awesome deal happening now. Get ten 14.5 oz cans of tomato products for $10 from Jan 22 until February 4! Make use of that and stock up! You can put them to use all year long!


Beta Mathew said...

Thanks a lot Ria. Tried it and it was delicious .

h.s.nayak said...

very tasty food.

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