Raw Cashew is only available during Summer.I got this cashew from my Home town when I went to India for my sister's marriage.My hubby was asking me to make this dish from last 2 years but couldnt make it as I told u that the cashew I used in this dish is seasonal.Luckily I got it this time and made it from him.Paneer and Raw Cashew makes a yummy combination.
Paneer:1/2 packet(Dice the paneer and shallow fry them till golden color on all sides)
Raw Cashew:250 gms(Soak the cashew in hot water for 30 mins and then peel the skin and use them)
Onion:1 Medium(finely chopped)
Tomato:1 mediun(finely Chopped)
Poppy Seeds:2 spns(soak tthe poppy seeds in water for 30 mins)
Ginger Garlic Paste:1.5 spn
Salt:To TasteGreen Chillies:4
Curd:1 spnChilli Powder:To Taste
Garam Masala Powder:1/2 spn
Peeling the skin of the cashew is a time consuming part but its really worthy to spend that time.
1.Heat oil in a pan,add finely chopped onions,sprinkle little salt and fry them till the onions turns soft,add the cut green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw flavor is removed.
2.Now add the chopped tomato,cover it and cook till tomatoes turn smooth and mushy,add a spn of curd and mix well.
3.Meanwhile blend the poppy seeds and coconut into a very smooth paste.
4.When the tomatoes turn smooth add the coconut and poppy seed paste,add 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
5.Add salt and chilli powder to taste,add garam masala powder and cook the mixture till oil separates,stir well and now add the shallow fried paneer and peeled cashew to the done mixture and cook it on medium flame for 8-10 mins and finally garnish it with cilantro.
6.Serve it hot with any flavored rice or Chapati.