Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Green Peas & Fresh Wet Cashew Nuts Curry (Matar-Olya Kajuchi Bhaji)

Fresh/ tender cashew nuts arrive in Summer, mostly in March in India. This curry is very famous in our Kokan belt. These wet nuts have fabulous and creamy taste....just melt in your mouth. These goes well with anything. Here we tried with green peas and it's awesome.



हि पाककृती वाचा  मराठीतून.......  इथे क्लिक करा.  


Ingredients:

  • Fresh wet cashew nuts (ole kaju), peeled- 1 cup
  • Fresh green peas (matar)- 1 cup
  • Potato- 1 med size
  • Onion, finely chopped - 1 cup
  • Tomato, chopped- ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp
  • Malwani masala or home made mix masala – 3 tsp or as per taste
  • Garam masala powder-1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Veg. oil- 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander, finely chopped- ¼ cup


Method:

  • Peel and wash cashew nuts properly. Apply some oil on palms, their peels are itchy. 
  • Peel potato and cut into 1 inch pieces. 
  • Heat oil in a large pan or kadai (wok). Add onion & sauté till it turn golden brown. 
  • Add hing, turmeric powder, malwani masala & sauté for few seconds. 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. Sauté for a minute. 
  • Add green peas, cashew nuts, potato & some water. Cover & cook for 5-6 minutes on low heat. 
  • Add tomato, salt, garam masala & some water. Mix well & cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat. 
  • Add some water & adjust consistency as per personal choice but remember it’s thick curry. Continue to simmer this curry for 3 to 4 minutes or until cashew nuts & potato cooked. 
  • Garnish with coriander. Serve hot with chapati or in a meal as side.


Note:

  • You may use (1 tsp of chilli powder + 2 tsp of garam masala) instead of (malwani masala and garam masala).
  • If matar are frozen, add sometime later to avoid overcook.
  • If cashews are big, they takes more time to cook. Cook proparly, uncooked cashews tastes bad.
  • You can store peeled cashew in freezer for 8-10 days, but for better result not more than that.
  • You may add some coconut paste for thickness. But I don't use this for this curry.

1 comment:

  1. looks so temptng dear...i love wet cashew nuts bhaji and this curry looks wow

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