Tuesday, October 05, 2010

great recipe- cashew nut curry

just made this last night and it was amazing. made a few adjustments: don't have a big enough mortal and pestle so i put it in the food processor instead. i also didn't have fennel powder, so i pounded some fennel seed and used that instead. and i didn't have curry leaves so i used a few pinches of curry powder as substitute. i topped with sliced green onions and served with jasmine rice.

cashew nut curry

200 gm raw cashews
1 medium onion, sliced
2-3 pips garlic
1/2 inch ginger, sliced
1 T coriander powder
1/2 T cumin powder
1/4 T fennel powder
a pinch or two of tumeric powder
7-8 curry leaves

some black pepper, crushed

1/4 cup thick coconut milk
2-3 T cooking oil

Pound the onions, garlic and ginger in a pestle and mortar till quite fine.

Heat oil in a pan and saute the pounded ingredients until fragrant. Add the powdered spices and a little water, about 2 tablespoons, and saute until the mixture turns a little darker and the oil seperates from the paste.

Throw in the cashews and stir to mix it into the spices. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer and let it simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. Add salt in between. While doing so add some water or stock if the mixture seems to dry. There should be some sauce but not gravy. It a dry sort of curry.

Sprinkle some crushed black pepper if you so desire. Serve with white rice.

Note ~ You may add some sliced green chillies just at the end of the cooking and sprinkle some fried onions over the top just before serving.

i found the recipe here which was a link from tastespotting.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Yeah, new curry recipe to try... Ant & I have not quite perfecting out Indian cooking.