Cashew nuts are favorite nuts for every one. Me too a big fan of cashews especially when they are fried lightly and add to curries and payasam s. of course I control my self because of its fat (100 gms cashew nuts contains 43 gms of fat). But what to do some times I loose my control, especially when I see like this curry s with cashew paste. Hummm what to do….
This is a signature recipe from my mom (amma).when ever I make this recipe I feel that I don't get that taste what amma makes. Maybe that is a of my a secrete amma s hand.
Drumstick --- 2no.cut in to 2 inch pieces
Onion --- 1 dig very finely chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder ---- 1/2 tea sp
Red chilli powder --- 1 tea sp
Oil --- 2 tad sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Curry leaves -- 6
FOR PASTE :----
Cashew nut s --- 15no.
Garlic --- 6 cloves
Fresh Coconut grated -- 1 tab sp
Poppy seeds --- 1 tea sp(I don't add poppy seed, because i don't get it here,but in origenal recipe amma use poppy seeds)
Add little water to all above paste ingredients and make a fine paste,and leave a side.
1.Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds and curry leaves then add chopped onion and fry till onion become light brown, then add Drumstick pieces,turmeric powder,red chili powder, salt to taste and add one cup water mix well cover and cook till drumstick s become half tender.
2. Now add cashew and coconut paste mix well and add 1/2 cup water cook till drumstick s become soft .
3. Remove from heat and serve.
Serve with rice or roti and even a good combination for puri too