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Author anubond101 Yield No Value
Published Aug 27, 2012 Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Peas Standing Time 25 Minutes

Kaju Matar Usal is an excellent dish cooked in Maharashtrian style - Cashew nuts cooked with Green Peas in a delicious sauce.


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Garam Masala Powder Pinch
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoons
Hing (asafoetida) Pinch
Green Chillies 2-3 Numbers
Garlic Cloves, Chopped 1 Teaspoons
Onion Paste 2 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves few Springs
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Green Peas (boiled) 1/4 Cup
Cashew Nuts (boiled) 1/4 Cup
Salt To Taste
Tomato Puree 1 Cup
Water As Needed
Coconut Paste 2 Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves 1/4 Cup


Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and when it is hot enough, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, few curry leaves, 2 tbsp onion paste and sauté until browned. Add 1 tsp chopped garlic and chopped green chillies, When the garlic and green chillies get cooked, add a pinch of hing, turmeric, red chilli powder, pinch of garam masala powder, salt and 1 cup tomato puree. Sauté the entire ingredients well. Add little water, 2 tbsp ground coconut paste and mix. Cover with the lid and cook for about 5 minutes until this is nicely cooked. Add ¼ cup boiled cashew nuts, boiled green peas and ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes and switch off the flame. The dish is ready.

Recipe Tips

Chopped tomatoes can be added instead of tomato puree. You can also make a paste of coriander leaves and add instead of just coriander leaves. This would give a nice green tinge to the dish.
Posted Aug 27, 2012

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