Friday, September 27, 2013

Baby-corn Cashew Curry

Looking for something simple, rich and easy main dish? Try this creamy Baby-corn cashew curry!
Baby-corn and cashews in Onion-tomato and spicy cashew gravy make a delicious main dish. This is rich, filling and delicious curry with cashews. Cashews and heavy cream add a creamy and rich texture to the dish. this is a quick recipe. Fantastic over steamed rice or with Naan, chapati / flat bread.

For Grinding: 

  • 1 onion cut in quarters
  • 1 big tomato cut in quarters
  • 2-3 green chili
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1"  ginger piece
  • 1/2 " Fresh turmeric Piece (optional)
  • 8-10 cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander
For Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoon oil/ butter
  • 1" piece Cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder   
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup Thick heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (optional)
Other ingredients:
  • 7-8 baby corn cut in two pieces
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon oil

1) Soak the cashews in water for at least 30 minutes. Boil baby-corn pieces. Drain the water  from cashews and baby-corn and stir fry in 1 tablespoon of oil for a minute and keep aside.
2) Take all the ingredients for grinding into a blender and grind them to a fine paste.
3) For Gravy, Heat oil or butter in a pan, Add cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom pods.
Then add grinded paste and sauté it for few minutes.
4) When Gravy starts to leave oil/butter and reduce in half quantity, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder, jeera powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt and again sauté it for a minute.
5) Then add thick cream to the gravy and sauté for few minutes.
6) Next add Milk and bring gravy to boil. Crush Kasuri methi by hands and add to gravy and saute it for a while. Lower the heat and let cook the gravy few minutes till thicken as a consistency of thick soup. Stir in between.
7) To serve, pour gravy in a bowl and add stir-fried cashews and baby-corn. Garnish with the coriander leaves.

Related recipes:
Cheese baby corn and cabbage pulao
Grapes- Cashew curry
Paneer baby corn stir fry


You can make this curry with only cashews or you can also replace baby-corn with sweet-corn or mutter.

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