[A creamy and delicious dish prepared with cashew nuts, green peas and puffed lotus seeds]
Preparation time—15 minutes Cooking time—30 minutes
- Cashew nuts, broken ½ cup
- Green peas, shelled ¾ cup
- Makahane [puffed lotus seeds] 1cup
- Roasted poppy seeds paste 2tbsp
- Onions [boiled &ground] ½ cup
- Tomato puree ½ cup
- Ginger, garlic paste 2tsp
- Red chilli powder 1tsp
- Turmeric powder ½ tsp
- Coriander powder 2tsp
- Garam masala 1tsp
- Green cardamom powder ½ tsp
- Sugar or honey to taste
- Mint powder or fresh mint ½ tsp
- Cream ½ cup
- Salt to taste
- Ghee 3tbsp
1-Heat ½ tbsp of ghee in a kadhai ,adds makahne and roast them till crispy and light brown in colour .Remove and keep aside.
2-Heat remaining ghee in a kadhai, adds ginger, garlic paste sauté till raw flavor gone.
3-Sprinkle little water, stir in turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder, add ground onion and sauté till oil separates.
4-Adds tomato puree , poppy seeds paste and green peas and stir cook for 4-5 minutes.
5- Add 2½ cups of water bring it to boil then add makhane , cashew nuts and salt and simmer it till gravy thickens and green peas becomes tender.
6-Mix in garam masala, cardamom powder, sugar, mint and half of the cream.
7-Remove from the fire and serve hot garnished with remaining cream.