Today I am sharing another simple side dish that would go well with rice. This is a rich and thus a very filling dish because of the presence of cashews - one of my favorite ingredient in my curries. Cashews give a different flavor to the curry and it makes the dish finger licking good. Its richness makes it an amazing dish even for kids. I had too many drumsticks with me and drumstick sambhar was boring so for a change I tried this and it was a super hit in my kitchen !
|Drumstick Cashew Nut Gravy|
- Drumstick -1
- Onion [finely chopped] - 2 to 3
- Cashews - 10 to 15
- Green Chilly [slit length wise] - 2
- Oil - 2 tbsp
- Mustard - 1 tsp
- Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
- Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
- Sambhar Powder - 1 tbsp
- Salt - To taste
- Water - 2 cups
- Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
- Coriander [finely chopped] - To garnish
- Soak the cashews in water for 10 mins and grind it in to a fine paste.
- Take oil in a pan. Once the oil gets heated up add mustard. Once mustard splutters add urad dhal, curry leaves and slit green chillies.
- Add the chopped onions and fry them until the raw smell goes. Now add the drumstick and stir it for a while.
- Add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, sambhar powder, salt and give it a stir.
- Add the cashew paste to the mixture along with a cup of water.
- Now close it with a lid and let the drumstick cook with the cashew paste and masala.
- After the drumstick is cooked [5-10 mins] and the curry thickens, switch off the stove and garnish the dish with coriander leaves and cashews.
Total Preparation Time - 20 mins
Serves - 2 to 3
- You can even make the cashew paste coarse if you like the nutty feeling in the masala. I prefer it to be a fine paste and thus made it in to a fine paste.
- Sambhar powder is another favorite ingredient in all the south indian dishes I make. It gives amazing flavor to the dish. You can replace this with coriander powder too.
- You can try the same dish with Brinjal / Egg Plant instead of Drumsticks.
If you make the curry too thick [let it cook for 5 more mins] then it would go well with rotis and dosas too. I have made this masala more watery and hence I loved it with rice.
♥ Aarthi ♥