Cashew, mushroom and soya chunks curry
of MUMBAI, IN
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a protein rich food for vegetarians
200 gms fresh mushrooms divided in 2 pieces
150 gms cashews (if possible wet cashews)
a cup of soya chunks (soak and drained)
a half grated fresh coconut
a cup of dry coconut grated
3 big onions sliced
6 medium flakes of garlic
an inch of ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 and a half tsp garam masala
red chilli powder as per your taste
coriander for garnishing
oil for cooking
1 tomato (finely chopped)
In a pan take little oil. after the oil is heated, add onions and fry till golden brown. Then add the coconut (both dry and wet grated) and fry till they also turn brown. Put off the gas.
In a mixie, pour the fried masala and add ginger and garlic and grind to a paste (coarse).
Now take little oil in a vessel. Add tomato to the oil and saute it for some time. Add the ground masala and fry it for a minute on a low flame.
Add turmeric powder, garam masala and red chilli powder and fry the masala on the low flame till you get a thick texture.
Add mushrooms, cashews and soya chunks and water and salt. Now let it boil till cooked and the gravy becomes thick.
At last, add coriander leaves for garnishing.
Serve hot with chapatis or steamed rice.