Monday, August 6, 2012

Mushroom Cashew Gravy

Long back, years ago, they used to cook very rich foods made of ghee, cashews etc. The recipes they make tastes delicious and very rich in taste. But nowadays, being calorie conscious and because of work load, we avoid most of the stuffs and heading to fast foods. Even if those recipes are high in calorie, they are good for health. So we can have them occasionally, as it is a great treat for our taste buds and good for health even.



Yesterday, when I headed in my refrigerator for some veggies, to make gravy for chapathi, I found a box of mushroom which I shopped two days back. Thought to make this gravy, as it would make a great combo for chapathis. Mushroom is our all time favorite. I use mushroom in my cooking very often.



This mushroom cashew gravy is a very good combination for chapathis (Indian flat bread) or fried rice. The cashew paste we add in this enhances the flavor and tastes very rich and creamy. Also it is used to thicken the gravy. It tastes delicious and especially my daughter loved it.



Ingredients:

Mushroom - 1 cup (cut to pieces)
Cashewnuts - 5 or 6
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 2 or 3 (slitted)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Dhania/Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro/Corriander  leaves - few sprigs
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp

For grinding:
Onion - 1/2
Tomato - 1
Cashewnuts - 6 or 7

Method:

1) Heat a pan and add oil. Then add finely chopped onion.



2) Saute it well and add ginger garlic paste. Saute it to get rid of the raw smell and add slitted green chillies and cilantro. Also add the cut mushrooms.



3) Then add all the dry powders.



4) Mix well and add water and let it boil.



5) Meanwhile grind all the ingredients together to a fine paste.



6) Once the mushroom mixture starts to boil, add the cashew paste.



7) Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Finally garnish with cashews and cilantro.



Rich, creamy and delicious mushroom cashew gravy is ready to taste.





25 comments:

  1. Never had mushrooms so far. looks delicious Kavi!

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  2. Hi Kavi,

    Mushroom cashew Curry Looks Excellent !!!!

    Neat presentation:)

    Keep on Dear...

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  3. I agree.. some calorie rich foods are good for us! I like this combination, looks very tempting!

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  4. adding cashew makes the gravy looks rich..

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  5. inviting dear...join in our Fast food-Noodles event

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  6. Very delicious and tempting gravy..

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  7. lovely creamy curry and i am sure it would taste great with roti... i love the second last pic

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  8. Mushrooms are our fav too. never tried them in cashew gravy, look yummy will try it

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  9. Rich healthy one...
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  10. Nice recipe.. Never tried mushroom in my cooking. must start :)

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  11. following you too :) curry looks wonderful

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  12. Very rich n creamy gravy..love this...mushrooms r my fav too:) perfect food for Royal Kitchen:)

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Gravy looks absolutely yummy.

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  14. Curry looks very rich and delicious. Thanks for ur lovely comments dear. Happy to follow u too.

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  15. Looks so yum! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my kitchen. I need to explore more for your delicious collection!

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  16. Wow th curry looks very inviting :) Blog looks very inviting..following you for more n moree xotic stuff :)

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  17. Mushroom Cashew Gravy is sixth to my mushroom recipe list whenever we have "Meat-free Monday's" in our house. You know what? This gravy is the perfect complement for mashed potatoes and loaves. As a matter of fact, my nieces and nephews kept asking for more of this gravy.

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