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Cashew Nut With Bengal Gram

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a popular side dish in the Indian culture.

Ingredients You'll Need

Cashew- 1 cup
Bengalgram (Kadalaparippu) - 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil - 1/4 cup
Tomato (medium) - 2 nos
(chopped Finely)
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion (medium) - 1 no
(grind coarsly)
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmericpowder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As reqd
Corianderseeds - 1 tsp
Cloves (Grambu) - 3 - 4 nos
Cinnamon(Karugapatta) sticks - 1" piece
Cardamom (Elakka) - 1 no
Nutmeg (Jathikka) - A pinch
Cashewnut powder - 1 tsp
Fennelseeds (Perinjeerakam) - 1/4 tsp
Cuminseeds (Jeerakam) - 1/4 tsp
Oil - As reqd


Make powder of coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, fennel seeds and cumin seeds and keep aside.

Soak cashew nuts in about 1.5 cup warm water for 1/2 hour.

Wash bengal gram and drain.

Add it to the soaking cashew nuts.

Boil until bengal gram is cooked; about 12 - 15 mins.

Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.

Add garlic, ginger, onion, red chilly powder, turmeric and salt and stir for 5 mins.

Add tomato and fry for 5 more mins.

Add powdered masala and fry for sometime.

Add boiled bengal gram and cashew nut mixture (including water).

Add another 1/2 - 3/4 cup of water and cook for 20 mins on low heat.

Serve with roti, chappathi, naan & rice.

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