A easy oil free curry recipe is possible. The richness of the cashews is what elevates the taste and makes it rich and creamy. Quick and simple enough to be made on weekdays. I actually make the curry paste in a large batch and use it over the week with different vegetables and cheese (paneer) dishes. In this recipe I have used cauliflower, peas and mushrooms. Served with home made Naan (made with wheat, spelt and rye) but it will be equally delicious with rice and a side of pickles.
For the curry, blend together:
1/2 cup of soaked cashews
1 small red onion
5-6 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
1 tsp coriander pwd, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp tumeric, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 whole green chili, 1/2 tsp chili pwd, salt to taste
1/2 cup Kefir ( or yoghurt, i used kefir to give it a tangy taste)
1/2 cup water( if needed)
Pour the paste in a heavy bottomed pan and let it cook until it thicken probably about 15 minutes, stir occasionally
Add chopped cauliflower, peas and chopped mushrooms ( all organic). Cook on medium heat until the veggies are cooked and the curry has come together. Squeeze half a lime and top with fresh cilantro before serving.
These are lovely as appetizer or an afternoon tea. I was experimenting with the store bought Dosa powder and inspired by recipes other awesome bloggers have posted.
Use 1 packet of Dosa powder and 1/2 cup kefir or yoghurt.
salt; 1/4 tsp Ajwain(carom seed); 1/2 tsp cumin powder; 1 cup of chopped leeks; a bunch of chopped cilantro; 2 sprigs of fresh chopped mint; 1 small chopped tomato and 1 chopped green chili.
Using 1 tablespoon of water at a time make a thick paste that has the consistency of cake batter.
Let the mixture sit for about 10-15 mins.
Pan fry the fritters in a large heavy pan using coconut oil.
Server with the Coriander Chutney I had posted earlier.
A friend as work introduced me to these delicious rotis ( bread) that his wife had packed for lunch. So grateful that he shared them with me. I made these at home as a low gluten version
Methi or fenugreek can be used dry or fresh. It is used in multiple cuisines such as Indian, Persian and Egyptian. Methi has multiple health benefits including helping lower cholesterol.
About the flours:
Jowar (white millet) is a gluten-free, high-protein, cholesterol-free source of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, iron, phosphorus and thiamine. It is a great substitute for whole wheat.
Bajri is another millet flour full of nutrients
Rye is lower in gluten that wheat and high in fiber. It has been touted to work well for weight loss.
The dough will no be very pliable due to the low gluten content so use your hands and light pressure on the rolling pin to roll them out.
1 cup of Rye flour
1 cup of bajri flour
1 cup of jowar flour
1 cup of dry methi leaves
1/2 cup of kefir or youghurt
1/2 tsp of himalayan salt
Knead the dough with a bit of warm water as needed.
Roll out the rotis and cook on a flat pan with a dash of ghee. Serve with a side of chutney and vegetable korma. It is a delicious as a snack by itself.