Bim’s Kitchen have a range of African inspired sauces and condiments, including a few curry sauces. I have been collaborating with Bim’s Kitchen to develop recipes for their website but never tried any of their curry sauces. I love cashews so I couldn’t wait to start cooking with their African Tomato & Cashew Curry Sauce.
It wasn’t too difficult to create this recipe as the main feature is Bim’s Kitchen delicious ready-made curry sauce. It’s already packed with a variety of flavourful ingredients so there’s no need spend time looking for all of the little extras that go into making a tasty curry. The sauce includes all of the following mouth-watering ingredients: tomatoes, roasted cashew nuts, onion, lemon juice, tamari gluten-free soy sauce, alligator pepper, paprika, leaf coriander, fenugreek leaves, birdseye chillies, cubeb, coriander seeds and celery seeds.
I thought about what foods would complement the curry sauce and came up with curry staples chicken, onions, potatoes and peas. Bim’s Kitchen African Tomato & Cashew Curry Sauce is labelled “medium chilli heat”. I didn’t find it too spicy, just fragrant and succulent. I didn’t do it on this occasion, but I would recommend serving the curry with some rice. This would offset some of the spiciness but also marry well with the curry sauce. The sauce is so delicious, you need something to mop it up with, if not rice then bread. Yes, it’s that good. In fact, we found ourselves saying “yum” louder and more forcefully after every bite… if only just to remind ourselves that we weren’t dreaming!
There’s only a bit of prep work involved, mainly slicing the chicken, peeling/ dicing the potatoes and chopping the onion as well as the fresh coriander. I made the chicken broth with a stock cube and used frozen peas that cook quickly in the sauce. If using rice, it can be prepared whilst the potatoes are boiling.
The chicken is cooked separately then put aside, to be added at the end.
It’s important to dice the potatoes into small cubes so they cook quickly in the chicken broth. Sauté the onions and then add the chicken broth and potatoes. Cook the potatoes on medium-high heat, with a good boil going. Some of the liquid will be reduced but ensure there is still some left as the peas and African Tomato & Cashew Curry Sauce will be added to this tasty broth.
Keep stirring until the peas are thawed and the sauce is hot. Then add the cooked chicken that was set aside and turn to coat with the sauce until the chicken has heated through.
Sprinkle with a handful of chopped fresh coriander. Don’t skip this step. The coriander brings out a nice fresh taste and complements the coriander flavour already in the curry sauce.
I had leftovers the next day and the dish was even more succulent and spicy, as all of the lovely flavours had time to blend into the rich sauce.
If you want a curry in a hurry, you can get my full, step-by-step recipe for “Chicken with Potatoes, Peas & Tomato Cashew Curry Sauce” on Bim’s Kitchen website here.
I’ll be posting more recipes featuring Bim’s Kitchen delicious sauces and condiments over the coming months, so stay tuned!
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