Dry Fruits Chutney is a coarse paste of cashew nut.
Dry Fruits Chutney or Cashew Nut chutney is amazing chutney made with cashew nuts seasoned with ginger pieces, lime juice, coriander leaves, spiced with green chillies and is added with few crunchy lentils that is ground to coarse paste. The lentils give an excellent crunch feel while eating. This is an ultimate treat and bliss to the palate. Extremely tasty, mixed flavors such as slightly sweet, spicy, tangy that holds all in one to make this chutney exceptionally delectable! This chutney is a perfect accompanied that goes well with any south Indian breakfast or can be used as a dip or spread for chips, pita breads, crackers etc. The Cashew nut chutney is an ideal dish best eaten during winter season.
Dry Fruit Chutney made with cashew nuts is a ultimate extravaganza delicacy that can be prepared for any special occasion or party. It is a lip smacking recipe that is rich, creamy and has a velvety texture. Cashew nuts are all time favorite dry fruit to one and all. The taste of cashew nuts is just heavenly and any dish made with cashew nuts would surely impress your guests with delight. Making of this explicit chutney takes very less time and can become a star dish on your dinner table.
Recipe: Dry Fruits Chutney
- Oil - 2-3 tsp
- Green chillies, chopped - 2 nos
- Chana dal - ½ tsp
- Urad dal - ½ tsp
- Ginger, chopped - 1 piece
- Cashew nuts - 6-8 nos
- Curry Leaves - 1 spring
- Salt - to taste
- Lime juice - 1 tbsp
- Coriander leaves, chopped - ½ bunch
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add green chillies, chana dal, urad dal and sauté well.
- Add ginger, cashew nuts and sauté until the raw flavor is gone. Switch off the flame. Add curry leaves and just sauté once.
- Transfer this mixture into a mixie jar, add salt to taste, lime juice and blend to coarse paste.
- Transfer the paste into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
- The Dry fruit chutney is ready to serve.
Cashew nuts and ginger with green chillies is awesome combination of flavors that makes the chutney sweet, earthy and spicy to taste. This yummy and delectable cashew nut chutney pleasantly combines the richness of the cashew nuts along with the earthiness of ginger and spiciness of green chillies balancing the flavors well making it a divine dish to relish.
Ginger is a very popular and widely used ingredient in most cuisines especially India and China. It was one of the earliest spices known in Western Europe and was used since ninth century. It is often used fresh, minced, crushed or sliced or can be stored for few days in the refrigerator. Fresh ginger is essential to Asian and oriental cookery. It is used in pickles, chutneys and curry pastes and the ground dried root is a constituent of many curry powders. Tender young ginger can be sliced and eaten as a salad. In west countries, dried ginger is mainly used in cakes and biscuits especially ginger snaps and gingerbread. Ginger is also used in puddings, jams, preserves and in some drinks like ginger beer, ginger wine and tea.
Ginger is most commonly known for its effectiveness as digestive aid. So it helps relieve indigestion, gas pains, diarrhoea and stomach cramping. Ginger’s therapeutic properties also effectively stimulate circulation of the blood, removing toxins from the body, cleansing the bowels and kidneys, and nourishing the skin. Green chilies are another exceptional ingredient that is widely used to spice various dishes in different cuisines.
There are a variety of chillies that is mild hot to very spicy. Apart from providing spiciness to the dishes it also has amazing health benefits. It is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, copper, potassium with small amounts of proteins and carbohydrates. Some of my very popular and mouth watering recipes made with cashew nuts are Cashew nut curry, Kaju Karle – (Karela Bittermelon with Cashew nuts), Chicken with cashew nuts, Chicken Korma, Spicy Fried Cashew Nuts, Masala Cashews.
Cashew nut is a very versatile nut and is also used in making various sweet delicacies. These tasty nuts are extensively grown in South India (state of Kerala). India is a major exporter of cashew nuts worldwide and stands second to Brazil. Generally the quality of cashews is determined by their whiteness. The whiter the kernels, better is the quality of cashews. Trying new recipes with exotic flavors would surely make your family enjoy the food especially when made fresh at home. Encourage your kids in eating fresh and good food.
Dry Fruit Chutney is an extremely affluent dish and makes an extraordinary lavish accompaniment. This chutney has a wonderful creamy soft, crunchy texture with amazing silky thick gravy, spiced with incredible and intrepid Indian aromatic spices creating a perfect dish for parties and special occasions. Apart from the wonderful flavour this dish imparts, it is also packed with umpteen amounts of nutrients and vitamins. Do make fresh foods daily to satisfy your craving and stay healthy too. For more scrumptious and appetizing recipes, click on:
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