Chicken with cashew nuts is one of my favorite dish. This wonderful and colorful dish originates from china but now a days it is very popular in Thailand also. Bright color of red chilies makes this dish visually attractive and cashew nuts enhance its taste.
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cashew nuts
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 red pepper. sliced
- 5-6 dried red chilies
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Thai chili paste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 350 gm boneless chicken, cut into bite size pieces
- 2-3 green onions, cut into small pieces
Mix flour,salt and white pepper in a bowl. Coat the chicken with this mixture and set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and fry cashew nuts on medium heat until nuts turn golden.Take them out of the pan and place them in a dish on a tissue so that the tissue will absorb the excess oil.
Now add dried chilies and fry them for 30-40 sec (so that they give bright red color to the dish).
After frying cashew nuts and chilies fry floured chicken until light golden, and keep aside.(Note: At the end of this stage chicken is only half cooked).
Add the remaining 2 tablespoon of oil and fry onion until transparent. Add garlic, fired chicken , fired dry chilies and continue cooking until chicken is fully cooked.
Finally add light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, Thai chili paste and red chili. Continue stir frying for 3-4 min.
Before turning off the heat stir fry with fried cashew nuts and green onion. Serve with Thai jasmine rice and ENJOY!