Cashew nut curry

Ever thought of cooking a handful of cashew nuts and immersing them in rich gravy to make for a fantabulous curry? Well, here's your chance to try it.

250gm cashew nuts

Powder together

1 piece cinnamon
2 cardamom pods
A pinch of cumin seeds
A small star anise
½ tsp pepper corns
2 cloves

¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp red chilli powder

2 onions, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1 piece ginger, minced
3-4 garlic pods
2-3 green chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 ½ cup thin coconut milk
250ml oil

For seasoning

1 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1 dsp shallots

Pressure cook cashew nuts in a cooker for 3 whistles. Keep aside
Heat oil in a pan and saute onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies
Add the powdered masala along with chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder
Add enough salt and mix well
Pour in the thin coconut milk and let it boil
Now, add the cooked cashew nuts, and then the tomato
Add the thick coconut milk
Make a seasoning of the ingredients listed, and drop over the prepared curry

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