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